Canadian actors who deceased in 1963

Here are 2 famous actors from Canada died in 1963:

Lou Merrill

Lou Merrill (April 1, 1912 Winnipeg-April 7, 1963 Los Angeles) also known as Louis Merrill, Lou Merril or Louis D. Merrill was a Canadian actor.

He appeared in various television shows and films from the 1940s to the 1960s. Merrill had a distinctive deep and raspy voice, which made him a valuable asset in the entertainment industry. He was a regular performer on various radio shows, including "The Whistler" and "Escape". He also acted in films such as "Key Largo" and "The Blue Dahlia". In addition to his acting career, Merrill also worked as a writer and producer for radio and television. Despite his success in the industry, he struggled with alcoholism and died of a heart attack at the age of 51.

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Jack Carson

Jack Carson (October 27, 1910 Carman-January 2, 1963 Encino) also known as John Elmer Carson, Jackaboy, Jack the Ribbee, King of the Double-Take, Jack or John Elmer "Jack" Carson was a Canadian actor. He had one child, Germaine Catherine Carson.

Carson initially worked as a dancer and later transitioned to acting on Broadway before moving to Hollywood in the 1930s. He quickly became known for his comedic roles and his talent for physical humor, which earned him the nickname "King of the Double-Take."

Throughout his career, Carson appeared in over 90 films including "Mildred Pierce," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," and "Arsenic and Old Lace." He also made appearances on popular television shows such as "The Jack Benny Program" and "The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Show."

Despite his success on screen, Carson struggled with alcoholism and health problems in his later years. He passed away in 1963 at the age of 52 from stomach cancer.

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