Canadian actors who deceased in 1981

Here are 1 famous actors from Canada died in 1981:

Chief Dan George

Chief Dan George (July 24, 1899 Tsleil-Waututh First Nation-September 23, 1981 Vancouver) a.k.a. Geswanouth Slahoot, Dan Slaholt, Dan George, Tes-wah-no or Chief Dan George, OC was a Canadian actor, author, poet, stevedore, bus driver, construction worker, musician and lumberjack. He had two children, Chief Jesse "Nighthawk" George and Chief Leonard George.

Chief Dan George was a prominent figure in the fight for Indigenous rights in Canada during the 1960s and 1970s. He was initially active in local politics, and later became a respected spokesperson for Indigenous rights on the national and international stage. His speeches often focused on issues of land rights, sovereignty, and the preservation of Indigenous culture and traditions.

In addition to his activism, Chief Dan George was also an accomplished artist, and his poetry and prose often reflected his experiences as an Indigenous person in Canada. Some of his best-known works include the collection of poems "My Heart Soars" and the autobiography "Beneath the Raven Moon".

As an actor, Chief Dan George is best remembered for his role in the film "Little Big Man" (1970), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He also appeared in a number of other films and television shows throughout his career, including the popular Canadian series "The Beachcombers".

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