Canadian actors who were born in 1927

Here are 8 famous actors from Canada were born in 1927:

Ernie Coombs

Ernie Coombs (November 26, 1927 Lewiston-September 18, 2001 Pickering) also known as Ernest "Ernie" Arthur Coombs, Canada's Mr. Dress-Up or Ernest Coombs was a Canadian actor.

He was best known for his role as Mr. Dress-Up, a beloved children's television host in Canada. Coombs began his career in children's television in the 1960s and his Mr. Dress-Up show ran for nearly 30 years on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). He was known for his gentle nature and ability to connect with children, as well as his signature costume changes and imaginative play. Coombs was awarded the Order of Canada in 1996 for his contributions to children's programming and charity work. He continued to be an icon in Canadian television even after his retirement, and his impact on children's television in Canada is still felt today.

Roy Jenson

Roy Jenson (February 9, 1927 Calgary-April 24, 2007 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Roy Cameron Jenson, Roy C. Jenson, Roy C. Jensen or Roy Jensen was a Canadian actor, stunt performer and canadian football player. He had three children, Morgan Jensen, Martin Jensen and Sasha Jenson.

Jenson first gained fame as a professional football player in Canada playing for the Calgary Stampeders and later for the Edmonton Eskimos. After retiring from football, he transitioned into a career in Hollywood as a stuntman and actor. He appeared in over 300 films, usually playing tough or menacing characters, including "The Magnificent Seven," "Chinatown" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales." Jenson also worked as a stunt coordinator and a second unit director on several films. He was known for his professionalism and his ability to perform difficult stunts. Roy Jenson passed away in 2007 at the age of 80.

Mort Sahl

Mort Sahl (May 11, 1927 Montreal-) a.k.a. Morton Lyon Sahl or Morton Lyon "Mort" Sahl is a Canadian comedian and actor. He has one child, Mort Sahl Jr..

Mort Sahl is well-known for his satirical humor in the 1950s and '60s, particularly his commentary on American politics and society. Sahl's observational style influenced many famous comedians who followed him, including Johnny Carson, Woody Allen, and George Carlin. He often performed with a newspaper in hand, using current events to form the basis of his jokes. In addition to his comedy work, Sahl appeared in several films and television shows, including "The Richard Pryor Show" and "All in the Family." Although he has slowed down in recent years, Sahl still occasionally performs and is revered as a pioneer of modern stand-up comedy.

Gabriel Gascon

Gabriel Gascon (January 8, 1927 Montreal-) also known as Gabriel Gason is a Canadian actor.

He was born in Montreal, Quebec on January 8, 1927. Gascon began his acting career in the 1950s and became well-known for his roles in French-Canadian films and television series. He appeared in more than 100 film and television productions throughout his career, including Bonheur d'occasion, Les Plouffe, and La Petite Vie. In addition to his acting career, Gascon also worked as a theater director and was involved in the creation of the National Theatre School of Canada. He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1993 for his contributions to Canadian culture. Gascon continued to act until his death at the age of 85 in 2012.

Robert Rivard

Robert Rivard (May 29, 1927 Qu├ębec-October 8, 1989) was a Canadian actor. His child is called Michel Rivard.

Robert Rivard began his career as a stage actor in Quebec in the 1950s, before transitioning to film and television. He was a prolific actor, with roles in over 60 films and TV shows, including the popular Canadian TV series "Les Belles Histoires des Pays d'en Haut". Rivard was known for his versatility, playing both comedic and dramatic roles throughout his career. He was also a committed environmental activist, and worked with organizations such as Greenpeace and the World Wildlife Fund. Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Rivard remained dedicated to his personal values and principles, and his legacy as an actor and activist continues to inspire Canadians today.

Frank Peppiatt

Frank Peppiatt (March 19, 1927 Toronto-November 7, 2012 Ponte Vedra Beach) a.k.a. Frank Grant Peppiatt was a Canadian screenwriter, television producer and actor.

He was best known for his work on several successful television shows, including "The Red Skelton Show," "The Carol Burnett Show," and "Hee Haw." Peppiatt began his career in entertainment as a stand-up comedian, but eventually transitioned to writing and producing for television. He was inducted into the Canadian Television Hall of Fame in 1996, and received a star on Canada's Walk of Fame in 2011. Peppiatt passed away in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in 2012, at the age of 85. His legacy as a pioneer in the world of television humor continues to inspire upcoming comedians and producers to this day.

Mariette Duval

Mariette Duval (February 3, 1927 Quebec City-September 17, 2004 Montreal) was a Canadian actor.

She began her career in the 1950s, performing in theatre productions in Quebec City before transitioning to television and film. Mariette Duval was a talented performer who quickly gained recognition for her natural acting abilities and striking presence. Over the course of her career, she appeared in numerous television shows, movies, and theatre productions in Canada, including the popular television series "Les Belles Histoires des pays d'en haut." Duval also became well known for her voice acting work and lent her voice to countless animated productions over the years. She was the recipient of several awards for her contributions to the arts, including the Prix Denise-Pelletier, the highest honour awarded to Quebec artists. Today, Mariette Duval is remembered as a pioneer of Canadian theatre and television, and as one of the most talented actors of her generation.

Pierre Dufresne

Pierre Dufresne (April 7, 1927 Montreal-October 31, 1984) was a Canadian actor.

Dufresne began his acting career in the 1950s, performing in both English and French-language productions in Quebec. He gained national recognition in the 1960s through his role as Mr. Weatherbee on the Canadian children's television show, The Archie Show. Dufresne also appeared in numerous films throughout his career, including Mon oncle Antoine (1971), for which he received a Genie Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In addition to his acting work, Dufresne was also a well-respected theatre director, and contributed greatly to the growth and development of the Quebec theatre scene. He passed away in 1984 at the age of 57.

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