Canadian actors who deceased in 1986

Here are 3 famous actors from Canada died in 1986:

Claude Jutra

Claude Jutra (March 11, 1930 Montreal-November 5, 1986 Montreal) also known as Claude Jutras was a Canadian screenwriter, film director, actor, film editor, cinematographer and television director.

Jutra is considered as one of the most important filmmakers in Canada's cinematic history. He began his career making short films and documentaries before moving on to feature films. His directorial debut came in 1958 with the film "Les Mains nettes" (Clean Hands). However, it was his second feature film, "Mon Oncle Antoine" (My Uncle Antoine), that gained him international recognition. The movie is considered a classic of Canadian cinema and won numerous awards, including the Prix du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1971.

Aside from his work in film, Jutra also directed a number of television dramas and was a regular contributor to the National Film Board of Canada. In addition to his directing, he also worked as a cinematographer on a number of films, including "A Chairy Tale" (1957) which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Short Film.

Despite his successful career, Jutra's personal life was a source of controversy. Following his death in 1986, it was revealed that he had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease and had taken his own life. In 2016, the Canadian film industry decided to stop using his name in its annual award for Best First Feature due to allegations of pedophilia.

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Ivor Francis

Ivor Francis (October 26, 1918 Toronto-October 22, 1986 Sherman Oaks) was a Canadian actor and teacher. He had four children, Genie Francis, Shelley Francis, Ivor Francis Jr and Kenny Francis.

Ivor Francis began his acting career in Toronto before moving to England to further his acting education. He worked in various productions in London before returning to Canada in the early 1950s. Francis appeared in numerous films throughout his career, notably in "The Bobo" (1967), "Amityville II: The Possession" (1982), and "The Final Countdown" (1980).

In addition to his work as an actor, Francis was also a respected acting teacher. He taught at various institutions, including the University of Southern California and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. His students included notable actors such as Robin Williams, Michael Douglas, and Geena Davis.

Throughout his career, Ivor Francis was highly regarded for his professionalism and dedication to his craft. He passed away in 1986 at the age of 67, leaving behind a legacy as both an accomplished actor and an influential teacher.

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Joe Nolan

Joe Nolan (March 21, 1929 Sault Ste. Marie-September 29, 1986 Clinton) also known as "Indian" Joe Nolan or Indian Joe was a Canadian ice hockey player and actor.

Nolan played in the NHL for various teams including the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Chicago Blackhawks, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He won the Stanley Cup three times during his career, twice with Detroit and once with Chicago.

After retiring from hockey, Nolan turned to acting and appeared in several films including "The Longest Yard" and "Gus." He also had a recurring role on the TV series "The White Shadow."

Nolan was known for being one of the few Native American players in the NHL during his time and was a proud member of the Ojibwe tribe. He was inducted into the Sault Ste. Marie Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996.

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