Canadian actors who deceased in 1996

Here are 1 famous actors from Canada died in 1996:

Robert Christie

Robert Christie (September 20, 1913 Toronto-May 22, 1996 Toronto) was a Canadian actor and television director. His child is called Dinah Christie.

Robert Christie began his career in theatres in Toronto during the 1930s before moving to New York to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. He returned to Toronto in the late 1940s and continued to work on stage until he began to find success on television. In the 1950s, Christie became a popular television personality and director, helming variety shows and dramas. He worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and later for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) in New York City.

Christie was also a pioneer in television commercials, directing many well-known ads for brands such as Coca-Cola, Kellogg's, and Ford. He was also a mentor to many young actors and directors, including Gordon Pinsent, who credits Christie with launching his career.

In addition to his work in television, Christie acted in films, including the award-winning drama "Why Shoot the Teacher?" (1977) and the comedy "The Vindicator" (1986).

Throughout his career, Robert Christie remained a respected and influential figure in Canadian theatre and television. He was a member of the Order of Canada, and in 1989 he was inducted into the Canadian Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

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