Canadian actors who deceased in 1978

Here are 4 famous actors from Canada died in 1978:

André Paiement

André Paiement (June 28, 1950 Sturgeon Falls, Ontario-January 23, 1978 Greater Sudbury) a.k.a. Andre Paiement was a Canadian writer, actor, musician and playwright.

Paiement is best known for his role in the development of Franco-Ontarian theater and was a founding member of the Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario in Sudbury. He wrote several plays during his career, including "Les Mineurs" and "L'Arrivée à Ville-Marie". Paiement also performed as a musician and was a member of the band Les Chaouis. Sadly, he passed away at the young age of 27 in a car accident near Sudbury. Despite his untimely death, Paiement's legacy continues to live on in the Franco-Ontarian arts community.

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Guy Big

Guy Big (November 27, 2014 Ebenezer-May 2, 1978 Toronto) was a Canadian actor.

He was best known for his roles in Canadian film and television, including the series "Anne of Green Gables" and "Road to Avonlea." Big began his acting career in the 1950s, and quickly gained popularity for his performances. He was a recipient of numerous awards for his work, including the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. Big was also a social activist, and was involved in a number of causes throughout his life. He passed away in 1978 at the age of 63, but his legacy as a Canadian actor and activist lives on.

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Wallace MacDonald

Wallace MacDonald (May 5, 1891 Mulgrave-October 30, 1978 Santa Barbara) a.k.a. Wheeler MacDonald, Wallace McDonald, Wallace Archibald MacDonald, Wallace Macdonald or Wallace Mac Donald was a Canadian film producer, actor, screenwriter and film director.

He began his career as an actor with the Biograph Company in 1910, and by 1914, had become a director for the company. MacDonald went on to direct and star in many silent films, including "The Twin Triangle" (1915) and "Human Hearts" (1922). He also acted in numerous Hollywood films, including "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925) and "The Scarlet Letter" (1934). In the 1930s, MacDonald transitioned to producing, working on films such as "Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back" (1934) and "The Lone Ranger Rides Again" (1939). MacDonald continued to work in the film industry until his death in 1978.

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Ovila Légaré

Ovila Légaré (July 21, 1901 Montreal-February 19, 1978 Montreal) otherwise known as Légaré, Ovila was a Canadian actor and singer.

He was a well-known performer of traditional Quebec chansons, and his songs focused on rural elements of Quebec's society. Ovila Légaré started his career as a singer in the 1930s and performed on the radio until the 1950s. He later became an actor and appeared in several films and television shows, including the Radio-Canada series "La Famille Plouffe" where he played the role of "Pit" Caron. Légaré was widely loved for his charming personality, his humor, and his music, which continues to be celebrated in Quebec's cultural heritage. In recognition of his contributions to Quebec's music, he was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005.

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