Canadian actors who deceased in 1987

Here are 4 famous actors from Canada died in 1987:

Lorne Greene

Lorne Greene (February 12, 1915 Ottawa-September 11, 1987 Santa Monica) otherwise known as Lyon Chaim Green O.C., LL.D., Lyon Himan Greene, The Voice of Doom, The Voice of Canada, Lyon Himan "Chaim" Green, Lyon Chaim Green, Chaim, Lyon Himan Green, Lyon Himan "Chaim" Greene, Lorne Green, Hyman or Lyon Himan Green, OC was a Canadian actor and musician. He had three children, Gillian Greene, Belinda Susan Bennet and Charles Greene.

Greene was best known for his roles in the TV series Bonanza, where he played the patriarch Ben Cartwright, and Battlestar Galactica, where he played Commander Adama. He was also an accomplished radio personality and hosted several programs, including The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe and CBS Radio Mystery Theater.

Before his acting career, Greene studied at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering. He then worked briefly as a radio broadcaster for CBC before pursuing his passion for acting.

In addition to his acting and broadcasting work, Greene was involved in various philanthropic efforts throughout his life. He was a supporter of Canada's Sick Children's Hospital and helped raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Greene passed away from pneumonia at the age of 72 in Santa Monica, California.

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John Qualen

John Qualen (December 8, 1899 Vancouver-September 12, 1987 Torrance) also known as Johan Mandt Kvalen, John M. Qualen, John T. Qualen, John Kvalen, John Olson, John Oleson or Kvalen was a Canadian actor, musician and historian. He had three children, Elizabeth Qualen, Kathleen Qualen and Meredith Qualen.

Qualen was of Norwegian heritage and grew up in a Norwegian community in southern California. He attended school in Elgin, Illinois, and then the University of Washington in Seattle. He later moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting and made his film debut in 1931 in The Slippery Pearls. He appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, including classics like Casablanca, The Searchers, and The Grapes of Wrath. Qualen also worked extensively on television, with appearances on shows like Gunsmoke and Bonanza. In addition to his acting work, Qualen was a trained musician and historian, with a particular interest in the American Civil War. He passed away in 1987 at the age of 87.

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Alain Montpetit

Alain Montpetit (September 24, 1950 Montreal-July 15, 1987 Washington, D.C.) a.k.a. King of Disco was a Canadian actor.

He began his career in the 1970s as a disco dancer and performer. He quickly gained fame in Canada and eventually moved to the United States where he became an iconic figure in the disco scene of the 1980s. Montpetit made various appearances on popular television shows such as Dance Fever and Solid Gold, and in films such as Thank God It's Friday. In addition to his work in entertainment, Montpetit was also an activist for HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. Sadly, he passed away in 1987 due to complications related to the disease. Despite his short life, Alain Montpetit left a lasting legacy in the world of disco and entertainment.

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Lang Jeffries

Lang Jeffries (June 7, 1930 Ontario-February 12, 1987 Huntington Beach) also known as Bill Lappin or Jeffrey Lang was a Canadian actor. He had one child, Kent Lappin.

Lang Jeffries started his acting career in the 1950s, appearing in various films such as "Forbidden Cargo" and "Gang War". He also starred in the TV series "The Big Story" and "Blondie". In the 1960s, Jeffries gained more recognition internationally when he starred in the Italian Spaghetti Western films "Devil's Possessed" and "Goliath and the Dragon". He also appeared in the British sci-fi film "First Men in the Moon". Jeffries was also a singer and had released a few albums. Later in his career, Jeffries retired from acting and became a successful real estate developer in California. He passed away at the age of 56 due to a heart attack.

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