Canadian actors who deceased at age 56

Here are 4 famous actors from Canada died at 56:

Claude Jutra

Claude Jutra (March 11, 1930 Montreal-November 5, 1986 Montreal) also known as Claude Jutras was a Canadian screenwriter, film director, actor, film editor, cinematographer and television director.

He died in suicide.

Jutra is considered to be one of the pioneers of Quebec cinema and is known for his critically acclaimed films such as "Mon Oncle Antoine" and "Kamouraska". He also helped found the National Film Board of Canada's French-language division, where he made several documentary films. In addition to his work in film, Jutra was also a respected stage director and was heavily involved in the Montreal theatre scene. Jutra's legacy continues to be celebrated in Canada, with a major film award named in his honour, the Jutra Award, which was presented to the best Quebec-made film each year until 2016. In 2015, however, the award was renamed due to allegations of sexual relationships with minors that were brought to light in a biography of the filmmaker that was published posthumously.

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Peter Dyneley

Peter Dyneley (April 13, 1921 Hastings-August 19, 1977 London) also known as Peter was a Canadian actor and voice actor. His children are Richard Dyneley and Amanda Dyneley.

He died as a result of cancer.

Peter Dyneley had a notable career in television and film, appearing in various popular TV shows and movies throughout the 1950s and 1960s. He is best known for his voice acting work in the popular 1960s British sci-fi TV series Thunderbirds, where he voiced the character of Jeff Tracy, the father of the Tracy family and founder of International Rescue.

Aside from his work in Thunderbirds, Dyneley also lent his voice to other TV shows such as Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and Joe 90. He also appeared in several films, including the James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice.

Dyneley was born in Hastings, Canada, but he later moved to England to pursue his acting career. He was married to Jane Hylton, who was also an actress. After his death from cancer in 1977, Dyneley's son Richard became a successful voice actor in his own right, carrying on his father's legacy in the entertainment industry.

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Garry Robbins

Garry Robbins (September 9, 1957 St. Catharines-December 11, 2013 St. Catharines) also known as The Paul Bunyan of the North, Gary Robbins, Tallest man in Canada or Canadian Giant was a Canadian actor, wrestler, stunt performer, voice actor and bodyguard.

Robbins was well-known for his imposing stature, standing at 7 feet 2 inches tall and weighing over 400 pounds. He began his career as a professional wrestler in Canada, using his size and strength to become a fan favorite. Robbins later turned his focus to acting, appearing in a number of films and television shows, including "The Incredible Hulk" and "X-Men."

In addition to his on-screen work, Robbins was also a respected stunt performer, often performing dangerous stunts that required his incredible strength and agility. He also provided voices for characters in several animated series, including "Beast Wars: Transformers" and "The Adventures of Sinbad."

Outside of his entertainment career, Robbins worked as a bodyguard, using his size and strength to protect high-profile clients. Despite his imposing appearance, those who knew Robbins described him as a gentle giant with a heart of gold. He passed away in 2013 at the age of 56.

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Lang Jeffries

Lang Jeffries (June 7, 1930 Ontario-February 12, 1987 Huntington Beach) also known as Bill Lappin or Jeffrey Lang was a Canadian actor. He had one child, Kent Lappin.

Lang Jeffries started his acting career in the 1950s, appearing in various films such as "Forbidden Cargo" and "Gang War". He also starred in the TV series "The Big Story" and "Blondie". In the 1960s, Jeffries gained more recognition internationally when he starred in the Italian Spaghetti Western films "Devil's Possessed" and "Goliath and the Dragon". He also appeared in the British sci-fi film "First Men in the Moon". Jeffries was also a singer and had released a few albums. Later in his career, Jeffries retired from acting and became a successful real estate developer in California. He passed away at the age of 56 due to a heart attack.

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