Canadian actors who deceased in 1983

Here are 4 famous actors from Canada died in 1983:

Raymond Massey

Raymond Massey (August 30, 1896 Toronto-July 29, 1983 Los Angeles) also known as Raymond Hart Massey was a Canadian actor. He had three children, Daniel Massey, Geoffrey Massey and Anna Massey.

Massey started his acting career on stage and later appeared in various films and television shows throughout his career. He played Abraham Lincoln in several productions, including the 1940 film "Abe Lincoln in Illinois," for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Massey also appeared in the films "East of Eden" and "Arsenic and Old Lace," among others. In addition to his acting career, Massey was an accomplished author and served as an officer in the Canadian Army during World War I.

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Rod Cameron

Rod Cameron (December 7, 1910 Calgary-December 21, 1983 Gainesville) a.k.a. Nathan Roderick Cox was a Canadian actor.

He began his acting career in the late 1930s and went on to appear in over 100 films, primarily Westerns. Cameron was known for his rugged, masculine appearance and his ability to perform his own stunts. In addition to his film work, he also appeared in several television series throughout the 1950s and 1960s. Cameron passed away in 1983 after a battle with lung cancer. Despite spending most of his career in the United States, he remained proud of his Canadian heritage and was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Legends Hall of Fame in 1988.

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George Whalley

George Whalley (July 25, 1915 Kingston-May 27, 1983 Kingston) otherwise known as Arthur George Cuthbert Whalley was a Canadian literary scholar and actor. He had three children, Katharine, Christopher and Emily.

Whalley was known for his studies on the works of Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and his book "Coleridge and Sara Hutchinson", which explored the relationship between Coleridge and his love interest. He also wrote extensively on the works of William Shakespeare, and edited several editions of Shakespeare's plays.

In addition to his academic work, Whalley was also an accomplished actor, and appeared in productions in both Canada and England. He was a founding member of the Stratford Festival in Ontario, and performed in several of their early productions.

Whalley was an active member of the Canadian literary scene, and was a founding member of the League of Canadian Poets. He also served as the President of the Royal Society of Canada from 1979 to 1980.

Whalley passed away at the age of 67 from a heart attack, leaving behind a legacy of scholarship and artistic creativity.

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Gordon Tanner

Gordon Tanner (July 17, 1918 Toronto-August 3, 1983 Canada) was a Canadian actor.

He began his acting career in the 1940s, appearing in numerous Canadian films and television shows. He was best known for his roles in the TV series "The Forest Rangers" and "Wojeck". Tanner was also a talented stage actor, performing in productions such as "Our Town" and "The Glass Menagerie". In addition to his acting work, he was also a respected acting teacher, with many of his students going on to successful careers in the entertainment industry. Tanner passed away in 1983 at the age of 65, but his contributions to Canadian film and theatre continue to be remembered and celebrated.

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