Canadian actors who deceased at age 77

Here are 10 famous actors from Canada died at 77:

Lee Patterson

Lee Patterson (March 31, 1929 Vancouver-February 14, 2007 Galveston) was a Canadian actor.

He died in lung cancer.

Patterson began his acting career in Canada before moving to the United Kingdom to further his career. He appeared in numerous television shows and films throughout his career, including the popular British TV series "Z Cars" and "The Avengers". Patterson also starred in the 1962 horror film "The Brain" and the 1971 war film "When Eight Bells Toll". He continued to act well into his 70s, with his last credited role being in the 2006 film "Love and Other Disasters". Patterson was known for his rugged good looks and commanding presence on screen.

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Robert Clothier

Robert Clothier (October 21, 1921 Prince Rupert-February 10, 1999 North Vancouver) a.k.a. Robert Allan Clothier was a Canadian actor. His children are called Jessica Clothier and John Clothier.

Robert Clothier was best known for his role as the curmudgeonly storekeeper, Relic, in the popular CBC television drama, The Beachcombers. Clothier appeared in all 387 episodes of the show, which ran from 1972-1990. Before his career in acting, Clothier served in the Canadian Army during World War II. After the war, he began his acting career with the Canadian Players theatre group. He performed in various stage productions before transitioning to film and television roles. In addition to The Beachcombers, Clothier appeared in several other Canadian television shows and films throughout his career. He was posthumously inducted into the British Columbia Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2005.

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Daryl Duke

Daryl Duke (March 8, 1929 Vancouver-October 21, 2006 West Vancouver) otherwise known as Daryl James Duke was a Canadian film director, film producer, film editor and actor.

He died in pulmonary fibrosis.

Duke began his career as a broadcaster and hosted a number of television shows in Canada in the 1950s and 60s. In the 1970s, he turned to directing and produced a number of notable films and TV shows, including the miniseries "The Thorn Birds," which won four Emmy awards. Duke also directed the film "Payday," which starred Rip Torn and received critical acclaim for its portrayal of the country music industry. Additionally, Duke was a founding member of the Director's Guild of Canada and was active in promoting Canadian film and television. His contributions to the industry were recognized with numerous awards throughout his career, including induction into the Order of Canada.

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Sheldon Allman

Sheldon Allman (June 8, 1924 Chicago-January 22, 2002 Culver City) also known as Allman, Sheldon was a Canadian singer, songwriter, actor, film score composer and composer. He had one child, Anne Allman Huddleston.

He died in heart failure.

Allman began his career as a singer in the 1950s, achieving moderate success with his debut album, "Folk Songs for the 21st Century". He then pursued a career as a songwriter and film composer, working on projects such as "Let's Make Love" and the TV series "George of the Jungle". Allman also contributed music to various animated shows such as "The Flintstones" and "The Jetsons".

In addition to his musical talents, Allman was also a skilled actor, appearing in several films such as "Inherit the Wind" and "Hud". He also had recurring roles on popular TV shows such as "The Twilight Zone" and "The Beverly Hillbillies".

Allman's work in the entertainment industry was widely acclaimed, earning him several awards throughout his career. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010, recognizing his contributions to the world of music.

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Michael Kirby

Michael Kirby (February 20, 1925 Sydney-May 25, 2002 Laguna Niguel) also known as Michael J.R. Kirby was a Canadian actor and figure skater.

Born in Sydney, Australia, Kirby began his career as a figure skater and was a three-time Canadian men's singles champion in the 1940s. He then transitioned to acting, beginning with a role in the 1951 film "The Lavender Hill Mob." Kirby went on to have a successful career in both film and television, appearing in productions such as "The Saint," "The Avengers," and "Doctor Who." In addition to his acting work, Kirby was a skilled writer and frequently contributed articles to newspapers and magazines. He passed away in Laguna Niguel, California at the age of 77.

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August Schellenberg

August Schellenberg (July 25, 1936 Montreal-August 15, 2013 Dallas) also known as August Werner Schellenberg or Augie was a Canadian actor.

He died in lung cancer.

Schellenberg was of Mohawk and Swiss-German descent and he was one of few First Nations actors to have achieved widespread fame in non-Native film and television roles. He was best known for his role as Randolph in the Free Willy film series and as Sitting Bull in the historical drama film, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which earned him an Emmy nomination. Schellenberg also had memorable supporting roles in films such as Black Robe, The New World, and The Green Chain. In addition to his work in film and television, Schellenberg was also an accomplished stage actor who had performed in theaters across North America.

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Hughie Green

Hughie Green (February 2, 1920 Marylebone-May 3, 1997 London) also known as Hughes Green, Hugh Green or Hugh Hughes Green was a Canadian presenter, actor, game show host, pilot officer, pilot and film producer. He had four children, Paula Yates, Christopher Green, Linda Green and Barry Green.

He died as a result of lung cancer.

Hughie Green began his career in show business as a radio presenter for the BBC in the 1950s. He later went on to host his own television show, 'Double Your Money', which proved to be hugely popular with viewers. Green was also a talented actor, appearing in a number of films throughout his career, including 'The Passionate Stranger' and 'The Silent Invasion'. In addition to his work in the media industry, Green was also a pilot officer during World War II and continued to fly planes throughout his life. Later in his career, Green took on the role of film producer, working on movies such as 'The Silent Treatment' and 'The Six-Sided Triangle'. Despite enjoying a successful career, Green's personal life was marked by tragedy, including the loss of his daughter, Paula Yates, who died of a drugs overdose in 2000.

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Gilles Latulippe

Gilles Latulippe (August 31, 1937 Montreal-September 23, 2014 Montreal) was a Canadian actor.

He died in lung cancer.

Gilles Latulippe was known for his contributions to comedy in the Quebecois entertainment industry. He began his career in the 1950s and became an important figure in the television and theatre scene. He acted in various productions and was also involved in directing and producing shows. Apart from his contribution to the entertainment industry, Gilles Latulippe was also a philanthropist and gave back to the community through his involvement in a charity organization. He received various awards and accolades for his dedication to the arts and his contributions to the francophone community in Quebec.

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Great Antonio

Great Antonio (October 10, 1925 Zagreb-September 7, 2003 Montreal) also known as The Great Antonio, Antonio Barichievich, Le Grand Antonio or Anton Baričević was a Canadian actor, wrestler and strongman.

He died as a result of myocardial infarction.

Antonio was renowned for his incredible feats of strength and endurance, such as pulling a 433-tonne ship through Montreal's harbor, and lifting a 900-lb cannon on his back. He began his career as a wrestler in Europe and later moved to Canada, where he became a beloved figure due to his friendly demeanor and outgoing personality. In addition to his wrestling and strongman career, Antonio also appeared in several television shows and movies, including "The Elephant Show" and "The Peanut Butter Solution". Despite his fame and success, Antonio lived a frugal life and was known for his love of eating raw meat and sleeping on park benches.

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Robert Burns

Robert Burns (September 5, 1936 Montreal-May 15, 2014 Boucherville) was a Canadian politician and actor.

He died in cancer.

Born in Montreal in 1936, Robert Burns began his career as an actor before transitioning to politics. He joined the Liberal Party of Canada in the 1960s and served as a Member of Parliament for several years, representing the riding of Saint-Lambert. During his time in politics, Burns championed issues related to social justice and equality, particularly for marginalized communities.

After leaving politics, Burns returned to his first love of acting, appearing in numerous films and television shows, including the popular Canadian series, "The Littlest Hobo." Burns was also known for his work as a voice actor, lending his voice to animated shows like "The Raccoons" and "The Smurfs."

Sadly, Burns was diagnosed with cancer later in life and passed away in 2014 at the age of 77. He will be remembered for his contributions to both Canadian politics and the entertainment industry.

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