Canadian actors who were born in 1932

Here are 6 famous actors from Canada were born in 1932:

John Vernon

John Vernon (February 24, 1932 Zehner, Saskatchewan-February 1, 2005 Los Angeles) otherwise known as Adolphus Raymondus Vernon Agopsowicz, John R. Vernon or John Keith Vernon was a Canadian actor and voice actor. He had three children, Kate Vernon, Nan Vernon and Chris Vernon.

John Vernon appeared in over 200 movies and television shows during his career, including popular movies like "Dirty Harry", "The Outlaw Josey Wales" and "National Lampoon's Animal House". He was also a voice actor for many animated shows, lending his voice to characters such as Rupert Thorne in "Batman: The Animated Series" and Mr. Big in "Inspector Gadget". Vernon was a multi-talented actor and also directed several theater productions. He won the Canadian Film Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1974 movie "Sudden Fury". Vernon was a prominent figure in the entertainment industry and remains one of Canada's most beloved actors.

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Don Francks

Don Francks (February 28, 1932 Burnaby-) also known as Donald Harvey Francks, Iron Buffalo, Don Francksinatra, Don "Iron Buffalo" Francks, Don Francis or Red Eagle is a Canadian actor, jazz musician, poet, author, peace activist and voice actor. His children are called Cree Summer, Rainbow Sun Francks, Trane Francks and Tyler Francks.

He was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada and started out as a jazz musician, playing with the likes of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. He eventually moved into acting, appearing in films such as "Finian's Rainbow" and "Dirty Harry" and TV shows like "Mission: Impossible" and "Mannix". He was also a voice actor, lending his talent to animated shows like "The Care Bears" and "The Real Ghostbusters". Along with his entertainment career, Francks was a peace activist and author, writing about his experiences with Indigenous spirituality and advocating for peace and environmental sustainability. He passed away on April 3, 2016, at the age of 84.

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Harry Howell

Harry Howell (December 28, 1932 Hamilton-) is a Canadian ice hockey player and actor.

He played as a defenseman in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the New York Rangers, Oakland Seals, California Golden Seals, and Los Angeles Kings. Throughout his career, Howell won the Norris Trophy as the NHL's best defenseman in 1967 and played in eight NHL All-Star Games. After retiring from hockey, he pursued a career in acting and appeared in several films and television programs including "Death Weekend" and "The Littlest Hobo". Howell has also been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

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Claude Blanchard

Claude Blanchard (May 19, 1932 Joliette-August 20, 2006 Montreal) was a Canadian singer and actor.

He started his career in the 1950s as a radio host and performer in Montreal. In 1961, he won first prize at the Festival du Disque for his song "Sois-moi fidèle". He went on to release numerous successful albums and singles throughout the 1960s and 1970s, including "Montréal, je me souviens" and "Le petit train du nord".

In addition to his music career, Blanchard also appeared in several films and television shows, including "Le temps d'une chasse" and "Les Berger". He was known for his deep baritone voice and his ability to convey emotion through his music.

Blanchard was awarded the Order of Canada in 2004 for his contributions to Canadian culture. He passed away in 2006 at the age of 74.

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Paul Massie

Paul Massie (July 7, 1932 St. Catharines-June 8, 2011 Liverpool) also known as Arthur Dickinson Massé was a Canadian actor.

He began his acting career on stage in Canada, performing in various theater productions. In 1959, Massie made his film debut in the British thriller film, "The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll," where he played the dual role of the good-hearted Dr. Henry Jekyll and his sinister alter ego, Mr. Hyde. His performance in the film earned him critical acclaim and established him as a rising star in the film industry.

Massie went on to appear in several other films throughout his career, including "Floods of Fear" (1958), "The Trials of Oscar Wilde" (1960), and "Red Roses for Me" (1965). He also worked extensively in television, appearing in popular shows such as "The Avengers," "The Saint," and "The Prisoner."

In addition to his acting career, Massie was also a talented writer and painter. He published a collection of poems titled "Cages" in 1966 and held several exhibitions of his artwork throughout Europe.

Throughout his life, Massie maintained his Canadian roots and returned to his hometown of St. Catharines on several occasions. He passed away in Liverpool in 2011 at the age of 78.

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Len Birman

Len Birman (January 1, 1932 Toronto-) also known as Len Beirman is a Canadian actor and voice actor. His child is called Matt Birman.

Birman began his career in the late 1950s, appearing in various television shows such as "The Forest Rangers," "The Outer Limits," and "The Twilight Zone." He later went on to appear in popular TV series such as "Mission: Impossible," "Starsky and Hutch," and "The Dukes of Hazzard."

In addition to his on-screen work, Birman is also a prolific voice actor, lending his voice to various animated shows and films. Some of his most notable voice work includes the role of Dr. Doom in the animated series "The Fantastic Four" and the role of Aquaman in the series "Super Friends."

Birman has also had a successful career in theater, appearing in productions such as "The Tempest" and "King Lear" at the Stratford Festival in Ontario. He has been recognized for his contributions to the entertainment industry, receiving a Gemini Award in 1993 for his work on the television series "Road to Avonlea."

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