Canadian actors who deceased in 1966

Here are 3 famous actors from Canada died in 1966:

John Drainie

John Drainie (April 1, 1916 Vancouver-October 30, 1966 Toronto) also known as John Robert Roy Drainie was a Canadian actor and presenter. His child is called Bronwyn Drainie.

Drainie was one of Canada's best-known radio and television personalities from the 1940s to the 1960s. He began his career as an actor in the 1930s, appearing on stage and radio dramas. In the 1940s, he became a popular radio announcer and commentator for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

Drainie is perhaps best remembered for his role as the friendly wizard "The Magic Shadow" on CBC's popular children's radio program "The Happy Gang." He also hosted several popular TV shows, including "Hockey Night in Canada" and "This Hour Has Seven Days."

In addition to his work as an actor and presenter, Drainie was also a passionate advocate for the arts in Canada. He helped found the Stratford Festival, one of Canada's premier theatrical events, and served as the festival's first artistic director.

Drainie's career was cut short when he died of a heart attack in 1966 at the age of 50. He was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 1997.

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Jonathan Hale

Jonathan Hale (March 21, 1891 Hamilton-February 28, 1966 Woodland Hills) also known as Jonathan Hatley, Jonathan Hale Jr. or John Hale was a Canadian actor.

He began his career on stage in the 1920s and later transitioned to film and television in the 1940s. Hale appeared in over 150 films, including classic movies such as "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944), "The Saint Strikes Back" (1939), and "The Maltese Falcon" (1931). He was often cast as a stern authority figure, such as a judge, doctor or police officer. In addition to his film and television work, he also lent his voice to several radio programs. Hale was married to actress Geraldine Kay until his death in 1966 at the age of 74.

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Robert F. Hill

Robert F. Hill (April 14, 1886 Port Rowan-March 18, 1966 Los Angeles) also known as Robert Hill, 'Roc' Hawkey, Bob Stillman, Jimmy Hawkey, Bob Hill, Rock Hawley, Robert Allen, Rock Hawkey, Robt. F. Hill, Bob, Bob F. Hill or Robert E. Hill was a Canadian film director, screenwriter, actor and film producer.

He began his career in the film industry in the 1910s as an actor before transitioning to working behind the scenes. Hill went on to direct over 150 films and write over 250 screenplays throughout his career. He worked on a range of genres including westerns, comedies and horror films. Some of his most well-known works include "The Invisible Killer" (1939), "The Adventures of Kit Carson" (1943) and "Bombs Over Burma" (1943). Hill also produced several films including "The Monster Maker" (1944) and "The Phantom Speaks" (1945). Despite a prolific career, Hill's contributions to the film industry are often overlooked.

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