Canadian actors who deceased at age 73

Here are 6 famous actors from Canada died at 73:

Robert Goulet

Robert Goulet (November 26, 1933 Lawrence-October 30, 2007 Los Angeles) also known as Robert Gerard Goulet was a Canadian singer, actor and voice actor. He had three children, Nicolette Goulet, Christopher Goulet and Michael Goulet.

He died caused by interstitial pulmonary fibrosis.

Robert Goulet had a prolific career in theater, television, and film. He rose to fame with his portrayal of Sir Lancelot in the original Broadway production of the musical "Camelot" in 1960. He went on to star in several other Broadway productions, including "The Happy Time," "Moon Over Buffalo," and "La Cage aux Folles." He also appeared in films such as "Beetlejuice" and "Toy Story 2," and in television shows such as "The Simpsons" and "The Nanny."

Goulet was known for his smooth baritone voice and recorded over 60 albums throughout his career. He won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1962 and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1963.

In addition to his entertainment career, Goulet was involved in several charitable organizations, including the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He was also a member of the board of directors for the Roots of Music program, which provides music education to at-risk youth in New Orleans.

Goulet is remembered for his contributions to the entertainment industry and his dedication to charitable causes.

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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 died in stroke.

Ernie Coombs was best known for his role as Mr. Dress-up, a beloved children's television character that he portrayed for over 30 years on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) from 1967 to 1996. He began his career as a puppeteer and worked on various children's shows before creating the character of Mr. Dress-up, who would entertain children with his collection of costumes and frequent visits from his puppet friends. Coombs received numerous awards for his contributions to Canadian children's television, including the Order of Canada in 1994.

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Ned Sparks

Ned Sparks (November 19, 1883 Guelph-April 3, 1957 Victorville) otherwise known as Edward Arthur Sparkman, Ned A. Sparks or Edward A. Sparkman was a Canadian actor and singer.

He died caused by bowel obstruction.

Ned Sparks began his career in vaudeville before transitioning to film in the 1920s. He was known for his distinctively gruff voice, deadpan delivery, and sardonic wit, which made him a popular and memorable character actor during Hollywood's Golden Age. Some of his most notable films include "42nd Street," "Male and Female," and "The Roaring Twenties." Sparks often played cynical or acerbic roles, but he also had a talent for comedy and appeared in several comedic films as well. He continued to work steadily in film and television throughout the 1940s until his death in 1957. Ned Sparks is remembered as a talented and versatile actor who left his mark on Hollywood history.

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Ben Blue

Ben Blue (September 12, 1901 Montreal-March 7, 1975 Hollywood) also known as Benjamin Bernstein was a Canadian comedian, actor, dance instructor, entrepreneur, drummer and screenwriter. His children are Tom Blue and Robert Blue.

Ben Blue started his career as a dance instructor and drummer before transitioning to comedic acting. He gained popularity in the 1930s and 1940s for his slapstick comedy and zany performances in numerous films, including "Broadway Melody of 1936," "It's a Gift," and "The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming."

In addition to his successful acting career, Blue was also an entrepreneur and owned a successful chain of restaurants in New York City called Ben Blue's. He also wrote screenplays and was credited as a writer on several films, including "The Paleface" and "Scared Stiff."

Throughout his career, Blue appeared on various television shows, including "The Red Skelton Hour," and made guest appearances on game shows. He also performed on stage and was a regular performer on the American version of the television series "The Benny Hill Show."

Blue passed away in Hollywood in 1975 at the age of 73. His legacy as a comedic performer and successful entrepreneur lives on.

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Bruce Boa

Bruce Boa (July 10, 1930 Calgary-April 17, 2004 Surrey) also known as Andrew Bruce Boa was a Canadian actor.

He died in cancer.

Despite having a relatively short career, Bruce Boa appeared in several notable films and TV shows. He appeared in the classic sci-fi films "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Flash Gordon", as well as "Alien Nation" and "The Last Emperor". He also made appearances on popular TV shows like "The A-Team", "MacGyver", and "Star Trek: The Next Generation". In addition to his acting work, Boa was also a talented athlete and represented Canada in the 1956 Summer Olympics as a member of the water polo team.

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Rod Cameron

Rod Cameron (December 7, 1910 Calgary-December 21, 1983 Gainesville) a.k.a. Nathan Roderick Cox was a Canadian actor.

He died as a result of cancer.

Cameron began his career as a stuntman and stand-in for several western stars in the 1930s, eventually transitioning to leading roles in B Westerns in the 1940s. He appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, including "Riders of Pasco Basin" and "Fort Apache". Cameron also had a successful career in television, starring in the series "City Detective" and "State Trooper". He was known for his rugged good looks and tough-guy persona, which led to him being described as a "poor man's John Wayne". Cameron was married twice and had one child. In addition to his acting career, he was also an avid polo player and owner of a polo ranch in California.

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