Canadian actors who died due to Natural causes

Here are 10 famous actors from Canada died in Natural causes:

Jack Duffy

Jack Duffy (September 27, 1926 Montreal-May 19, 2008 Toronto) was a Canadian comedian, singer and actor.

He began his career in entertainment as a teenager, performing in community theatre productions in Montreal. He later moved to Toronto and became a popular performer on the nightclub circuit, known for his quick wit and improvisational skills.

Duffy's career highlights include appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show and the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. He also appeared in several films, including the Canadian comedy "Meatballs" and the horror film "Black Christmas."

In addition to his work in entertainment, Duffy was also a philanthropist and activist, supporting a number of causes related to education, healthcare, and the arts. He was awarded the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions to Canadian culture.

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Art Linkletter

Art Linkletter (July 17, 1912 Moose Jaw-May 26, 2010 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Arthur Gordon Kelly, Linkletter, Art, Gordon Arthur Kelly or Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter was a Canadian presenter, radio personality and actor. He had five children, Robert Linkletter, Dawn Linkletter, Sharon Linkletter, Diane Linkletter and Jack Linkletter.

Art Linkletter is best known for his successful television shows including "House Party" and "Kids Say the Darndest Things". He also wrote several books, including "Kids Say the Darndest Things", which was based on his iconic segment. In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, Linkletter was actively involved in philanthropy and served as a trustee of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He was awarded the Order of Canada in 1998 for his outstanding contributions to Canadian broadcasting and charitable work. Linkletter passed away at the age of 97.

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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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Jack Kruschen

Jack Kruschen (March 20, 1922 Winnipeg-April 2, 2002 Chandler) also known as Jack Joseph Kruschen was a Canadian actor and voice actor.

Kruschen began his acting career on radio shows in the 1940s before transitioning to film and television in the 1950s. He appeared in over 200 films and television episodes throughout his career and was best known for his roles in "The Apartment", for which he was nominated for an Academy Award, and "The War of the Worlds". In addition to his work on screen, Kruschen was also a successful voice actor and voiced several characters in popular cartoons such as "The Jetsons" and "The Flintstones". He continued to act well into his seventies, appearing in films such as "The Day of the Locust" and "Grumpy Old Men".

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Neil Hope

Neil Hope (September 24, 1972 Toronto-November 25, 2007 Hamilton) was a Canadian actor.

He was best known for his role as Derek "Wheels" Wheeler on the popular Canadian television series Degrassi Junior High and Degrassi High. Hope was born in Toronto and began his acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials and small roles before landing his breakthrough role on Degrassi.

After Degrassi, Hope continued to act in various television shows and films, including an appearance in the horror film "The Gate" and a recurring role on the series "Street Legal". However, he struggled with addiction and ultimately passed away in 2007 at the age of 35.

Hope's legacy continues to live on as his portrayal of "Wheels" remains a beloved character among fans of the Degrassi franchise. Since his passing, the show has paid tribute to him multiple times, including dedicating an episode to his memory in the spin-off series Degrassi: The Next Generation.

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Conrad Bain

Conrad Bain (February 4, 1923 Lethbridge-January 14, 2013 Livermore) a.k.a. Conrad Stafford Bain was a Canadian actor and soldier. He had three children, Jennifer Bain, Mark Bain and Kent Bain.

Bain began his acting career in the early 1950s and appeared in numerous stage productions before transitioning to TV and film. He is best known for his role as Phillip Drummond on the hit sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" which aired from 1978 to 1986. Before that, he had appeared in other TV shows such as "Maude" and "The Love Boat" and in movies like "Bananas" and "Postcards from the Edge". Bain was also a veteran of World War II, having served in the Canadian Army. He received numerous awards for his contributions to the arts throughout his career, including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bain passed away in 2013 at the age of 89.

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Russell M. Saunders

Russell M. Saunders (May 21, 1919 Winnipeg-May 29, 2001 West Los Angeles) otherwise known as Russell Maurice Saunders, Russ Saunders or Russell Saunders was a Canadian actor and stunt performer.

He began his career in the entertainment industry as a stuntman in the 1940s and later transitioned to acting. Saunders was known for his work in westerns, including the TV series "The Lone Ranger" and the film "3:10 to Yuma". He also appeared in several classic sci-fi films such as "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "Forbidden Planet". Saunders was a talented athlete, specializing in gymnastics and diving, which made him a natural fit for stunt work. He continued to work in the industry until his retirement in the 1980s. Saunders was also a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Arthur Walsh

Arthur Walsh (June 15, 1923 Canada-September 24, 1995 North Hollywood) was a Canadian actor.

Arthur Walsh began his acting career in the United Kingdom during World War II, performing for the troops. He later moved to Hollywood in the 1950s and appeared in many popular television shows of the era, including "The Twilight Zone" and "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour". Walsh also appeared in several films, including "The Trip" and "The President's Analyst". In addition to acting, he also worked as a voiceover artist, lending his voice to various commercials and animated television series.

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Billy Bishop

Billy Bishop (February 8, 1894 Owen Sound-September 11, 1956 Palm Beach) also known as W.A. Bishop, William Avery "Billy" Bishop, William Avery Bishop, Billy, Bish, Air Marshal W.A. Bishop, Air Marshal Bishop or Billy Bishop was a Canadian soldier, flying ace and actor. He had two children, Arthur Bishop and Jackie Bishop.

During World War I, Billy Bishop flew with the Royal Flying Corps in France and became the top Canadian flying ace of the war, credited with 72 victories. He was known for his daring and courage in the air, and was awarded numerous honors for his service, including the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Service Order and the Military Cross. Bishop would later serve as the Director of the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II, and was made an Air Marshal in 1944. In addition to his military career, Bishop pursued a successful acting career in the 1930s, appearing in several films and on stage. He also wrote a memoir, "Winged Warfare", which chronicled his experiences as a fighter pilot in World War I. Bishop's contributions to aviation and the military have made him one of Canada's most famous and celebrated figures.

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Larry D. Mann

Larry D. Mann (December 18, 1922 Toronto-January 6, 2014 Los Angeles) also known as Larry Mann, Larry Man, Lawrence Mann or Lawrence D. Mann was a Canadian actor, disc jockey, broadcaster and voice actor.

He began his career in radio in the 1940s before moving on to television and film. Mann had a prolific voice acting career and is best known for his role as Yukon Cornelius in the 1964 Christmas special "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." He also provided voices for other animated classics such as "The Jetsons," "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends," and "The Pink Panther Show." Mann acted in several films, including "The Sting" and "In the Heat of the Night," and had guest roles on TV shows like "Get Smart" and "The Twilight Zone." In addition, he was a successful disc jockey in Canada and won several awards for his work in broadcasting, including a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Achievement Award.

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