Canadian actors who died due to Parkinson's disease

Here are 2 famous actors from Canada died in Parkinson's disease:

Fernand Nault

Fernand Nault (December 27, 1920 Montreal-December 26, 2006 Montreal) also known as Fernand Noël Boissonneault was a Canadian choreographer and actor.

Born in Montreal, Nault began his early career as an actor in the 1940s before transitioning to choreography. He studied dance in New York and Paris before returning to Canada to become the artistic director of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in 1960. He was known for his innovative choreography, combining classical ballet with modern elements.

Nault brought international success to Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, which performed his signature works including Carmina Burana and The Nutcracker, among others. He also created ballets for other companies, including the National Ballet of Canada and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Nault's contributions to dance were recognized with numerous awards, including the Order of Canada and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award. His legacy lives on through his choreography, which continues to be performed worldwide.

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John McLiam

John McLiam (January 24, 1918 Alberta-April 16, 1994 Los Angeles) a.k.a. John Williams was a Canadian actor. His child is called Claire McLiam.

John McLiam started his acting career in the 1950s with minor roles in TV series like "Hallmark Hall of Fame" and "Kraft Television Theatre." He gained recognition for his role as Sheriff Buckmaster in "Two Rode Together" (1961) starring James Stewart and Richard Widmark. John McLiam also appeared in many other popular films such as "In Cold Blood" (1967), "First Blood" (1982), and "The Blob" (1988). McLiam was also a talented playwright and wrote several plays, including "End as a Man," which was later adapted into a movie. In addition to acting, John McLiam was a professor at the University of Southern California where he taught theater arts. He passed away in 1994 due to complications from heart surgery.

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