Canadian actors who were born in 1913

Here are 6 famous actors from Canada were born in 1913:

Lou Jacobi

Lou Jacobi (December 28, 1913 Toronto-October 23, 2009 Manhattan) a.k.a. Louis Harold Jacobovitch or Louis Harold Jacobi was a Canadian actor and comedian.

Jacobi began his career in Toronto's Yiddish theater scene before transitioning to English-language theater and eventually television and film work. He appeared in numerous Broadway productions, including "Come Blow Your Horn" and "The Diary of Anne Frank." He also had a successful film career, with notable roles in "Arthur" and "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)." Jacobi was known for his impeccable comedic timing and his ability to play a wide range of characters, from lovable to irritable. He continued to act throughout his life, even in his 90s, and was beloved by many in the entertainment industry.

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Robert Christie

Robert Christie (September 20, 1913 Toronto-May 22, 1996 Toronto) was a Canadian actor and television director. His child is called Dinah Christie.

Robert Christie began his career in theatres in Toronto during the 1930s before moving to New York to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. He returned to Toronto in the late 1940s and continued to work on stage until he began to find success on television. In the 1950s, Christie became a popular television personality and director, helming variety shows and dramas. He worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and later for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in New York City.

Christie was also a pioneer in television commercials, directing many well-known ads for brands such as Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, and Ford. He was also a mentor to many young actors and directors, including Gordon Pinsent, who credits Christie with launching his career.

In addition to his work in television, Christie acted in films, including the award-winning drama "Why Shoot the Teacher?" (1977) and the comedy "The Vindicator" (1986).

Throughout his career, Robert Christie remained a respected and influential figure in Canadian theatre and television. He was a member of the Order of Canada, and in 1989 he was inducted into the Canadian Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

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Paul Dupuis

Paul Dupuis (August 11, 1913 Montreal-January 23, 1976 Saint-Sauveur) was a Canadian actor.

He began his acting career in radio and theatre before transitioning to film. Dupuis appeared in over 160 films throughout his career, with his most notable role being the lead in the popular French-Canadian film series "La Famille Plouffe." He also appeared in a variety of English-Canadian and international films, including "The Mask," "Adventures of the Yellow Suitcase," and "Struggle for Eagle Peak." Despite his success on screen, Dupuis never forgot his roots in radio and theatre and remained active in those mediums throughout his career. He passed away in 1976 at the age of 62.

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Russ Conway

Russ Conway (April 25, 1913 Brandon-January 12, 2009 Laguna Hills) also known as Russell Zink, Russell Conway or Russell Clarence Zink was a Canadian actor.

In addition to his acting career, Russ Conway was also a talented pianist and composer. He began his career in Vaudeville as a pianist in the 1930s and went on to pen over 300 songs. Some of his most popular compositions include "Snow Coach", "Ridin' the Range", and "Smilin' Through". As an actor, he appeared in many films and TV shows throughout the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, including "The Clock", "The Bandit of Sherwood Forest", and "Perry Mason". Despite achieving success in both music and acting, Conway's true passion remained the piano, and he continued to perform and compose music throughout his life. He passed away in 2009 at the age of 95, leaving behind a legacy as both a talented musician and versatile actor.

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Paul Mann

Paul Mann (December 2, 1913 Toronto-September 24, 1985 Bronxville) was a Canadian actor.

He began his career in radio dramas in the 1930s before transitioning to film and television in the 1950s. Mann appeared in over 60 films throughout his career, including his notable roles in the films "Elmer Gantry" and "A Man Called Horse". He also appeared in several popular TV shows of the time such as "The Twilight Zone", "Mission: Impossible", and "Kojak". Throughout his career, Mann was known for his ability to play a variety of roles ranging from sympathetic character to sinister villains. In addition to acting, Mann was also known for his advocacy work in promoting civil rights and his involvement in progressive causes.

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Maurice Manson

Maurice Manson (January 31, 1913 Toronto-September 21, 2002 Los Angeles) also known as Moritz Levine was a Canadian actor.

Maurice Manson started his acting career in Toronto where he worked with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and appeared in several productions in the city's vibrant theater scene. In the 1940s, he moved to the United States and settled in Los Angeles where he began appearing in films and television shows, including notable appearances in "The Twilight Zone," "M*A*S*H," and "Star Trek."

In addition to his acting career, Manson was an active member of the Screen Actors Guild and served on its board of directors for several years. He was also involved in various charitable organizations throughout his career, including the Motion Picture & Television Fund.

Manson was married twice and had two children. He passed away in 2002 at the age of 89 in Los Angeles.

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