Canadian actors who deceased in 1960

Here are 3 famous actors from Canada died in 1960:

Mack Sennett

Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 Danville-November 5, 1960 Woodland Hills) also known as Michael Sinnott, Mack Sennet, Mr. Mack Sennett, Mikall Sinnott, Walter Terry or The King of Comedy was a Canadian comedian, actor, film director, film producer, screenwriter, presenter, composer, cinematographer, film score composer, dancer, set designer, clown, singer and writer.

He was best known for creating slapstick comedy and is responsible for launching the careers of many famous actors including Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd and Roscoe Arbuckle. Sennett founded Keystone Studios in 1912, a company that produced hundreds of silent films and shorts throughout the 1910s and 1920s. He was known for his use of physical humor, innovative camera techniques, and absurd storylines. Sennett received an honorary Academy Award in 1937 for his contributions to the film industry, and was later inducted into the Television Hall of Fame. He continued to work in the industry throughout his life, but is remembered most for his pioneering work in the early days of Hollywood.

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Oscar O'Shea

Oscar O'Shea (October 8, 1881 Peterborough-April 6, 1960 Hollywood) was a Canadian actor.

He began his acting career in vaudeville before transitioning to film in the 1920s. O'Shea appeared in over 150 films throughout his career, often playing character roles such as judges, police officers, and ministers. Some of his notable film credits include "Bride of Frankenstein," "The Adventures of Robin Hood," and "Beau Geste." O'Shea was also a regular on the radio program "The Great Gildersleeve" in the 1940s.

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John Nesbitt

John Nesbitt (August 23, 1910 Victoria-August 10, 1960 Carmel-by-the-Sea) was a Canadian actor, film producer, announcer, screenwriter and narrator.

He began his career as an announcer for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, but eventually moved to Hollywood to pursue his passion for film. Nesbitt produced and narrated the popular film series "The Passing Parade," which featured historical vignettes and stories.

In addition to his work in film and radio, Nesbitt also acted in a number of films, often playing small roles or providing voice-overs. He appeared in films such as "The Killers" and "The Postman Always Rings Twice."

Despite his success in Hollywood, Nesbitt remained committed to his Canadian roots and frequently returned to his home country to work on projects. He was also known for his philanthropic work, supporting organizations such as the United Way and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Tragically, Nesbitt died at the age of 49 from a heart attack while on vacation in California. His legacy as a versatile and talented performer lives on in his numerous contributions to the entertainment industry.

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