Canadian actors who deceased in 1998

Here are 6 famous actors from Canada died in 1998:

John Hanson

John Hanson (August 31, 1922 Oshawa-December 3, 1998 Shepperton) was a Canadian singer and actor.

He began his career as a radio announcer, but quickly transitioned to music and acting. Hanson became a popular performer in the United Kingdom and Europe during the 1950s and 1960s, known for his smooth baritone voice and suave style.

He appeared in several films, including "The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb" and "The Spy Who Loved Me," and starred in the British television series "The Flying Swan." Hanson also released several albums, with hits including "Canadian Sunset" and "I Love Paris."

In addition to his career on stage and screen, Hanson was also a committed philanthropist. He established the John Hanson Foundation, which provided support for artists and musicians, and he served as a goodwill ambassador for the Canadian government.

Hanson was awarded the Order of Canada in 1984 for his contributions to the arts and charity work. He passed away in 1998 at the age of 76.

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David Manners

David Manners (April 30, 1900 Halifax-December 23, 1998 Santa Barbara) otherwise known as Dave Manners, David J. Manners, Rauff de Ryther Duan Acklom, David Joseph Manners or Rauff de Ryther Daun Acklom was a Canadian actor.

He was known for his roles in several horror films, including "Dracula" (1931) alongside Bela Lugosi, "The Mummy" (1932) and "The Black Cat" (1934) with Boris Karloff, both directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Despite his success in horror films, Manners was not fond of the genre and ultimately retired from acting in 1936 to focus on writing. He went on to author several successful novels, including "Death of a Buzzard" (1941) and "The Marble Forest" (1949). Later in life, Manners moved to California and became a successful real estate developer.

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Donald Davis

Donald Davis (February 26, 1928 Newmarket-January 23, 1998 Toronto) also known as Donald George Davis was a Canadian actor.

He was best known for his role as General Hammond in the science-fiction television series Stargate SG-1. Davis also had numerous other television and film appearances, including The X-Files, The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson, and A League of Their Own. He initially pursued a career in music before transitioning to acting in the 1980s. Davis was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force before becoming an actor. He passed away in 1998 due to heart failure.

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Donald Woods

Donald Woods (December 2, 1906 Brandon-March 5, 1998 Palm Springs) otherwise known as Ralph L. Zink was a Canadian actor and real estate broker. His children are called Conrad Woods and Linda Woods.

Woods began his acting career on the Broadway stage in the 1920s, but transitioned to film in the 1930s. He appeared in over 200 films throughout his career, often as a supporting actor in Westerns and B movies. Some of his notable roles include "The Devil's Brigade" (1968) and "The Great White Hope" (1970). Aside from his career in entertainment, Woods was also a successful real estate broker in Southern California. In the 1940s, he served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. Woods retired from acting in the 1970s and lived out the rest of his life in Palm Springs, California.

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Phil Hartman

Phil Hartman (September 24, 1948 Brantford-May 28, 1998 Encino) also known as Philip Edward Hartmann, Philip E. Hartmann, Phil Hartmann, The Sultan of Smarm, The Glue of "Saturday Night Live", Phil E. Hartmann, Phil Hart-on-the-Stick Man, Philip Edward "Phil" Hartman, Phillip Edward Hartmann, "The Glue", Phil or Philip Edward Hartman was a Canadian comedian, graphic artist, actor, voice actor and screenwriter. He had two children, Sean Edward Hartman and Birgen Anika Hartman.

Hartman is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1994, where he became famous for his impressions of Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, and Frank Sinatra. He also appeared in several popular films such as Jingle All the Way, So I Married an Axe Murderer, and Small Soldiers. Along with his successful career in entertainment, Hartman was also a skilled graphic artist and helped design album covers for bands such as America and Poco. Sadly, Hartman's life was tragically cut short when he was murdered by his wife in 1998. Despite his untimely death, his legacy lives on through his countless contributions to the world of comedy and entertainment.

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Stan Jones

Stan Jones (October 23, 1926 Toronto-December 30, 1998 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Stanley Davis Jones, Gordon Stan Jones, G. Stanley Jones, Staley Jones, Stanley Jones, E. Stanley Jones or Gordon Stanley Jones was a Canadian actor and voice actor.

Throughout his career, Jones appeared in over 100 films and television shows, including popular series such as Gunsmoke, The Wild Wild West, and The Twilight Zone. He was also known for his voiceover work, lending his unique voice to characters in animated series including The Jetsons and Scooby-Doo, as well as commercials and video games. Jones was a versatile actor, often playing tough-guy roles but also showing his comedic chops in films such as The Wheeler Dealers and The Love Bug. He was also a talented musician and frequently incorporated his singing and guitar-playing into his on-screen performances. Jones passed away in 1998 at the age of 72.

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