Canadian actresses who deceased at age 50

Here are 2 famous actresses from Canada died at 50:

Tracy Wright

Tracy Wright (December 7, 1959 Toronto-June 22, 2010 Toronto) a.k.a. Tracy Lauren Wright was a Canadian actor.

She died in pancreatic cancer.

Tracy Wright was known for her work in independent films, such as "Me and You and Everyone We Know" (2005) and "Trigger" (2010), which she starred in and co-wrote. She was also a regular performer at the acclaimed Toronto theatre company, Theatre Passe Muraille, and won a Dora Mavor Moore Award for her role in the play "The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine". In addition to her acting career, Wright was a teacher and mentor to many young actors in Canada. She was married to fellow actor and filmmaker, Don McKellar. After her death, the annual Toronto International Film Festival introduced the Tracy Award to honor outstanding female artists in Canadian cinema.

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Gina Wilkinson

Gina Wilkinson (March 10, 1960 Victoria-December 30, 2010 Toronto) a.k.a. Gina Clare Wilkinson was a Canadian actor.

She died caused by cervical cancer.

Gina Wilkinson was known for her work in film, television and stage productions. She began her acting career in the late 1970s and appeared in a number of Canadian television shows such as "Street Legal", "Due South" and "Traders". In addition to her acting work, Wilkinson was also an accomplished director and writer.

Wilkinson was a talented stage actress and worked with many acclaimed theatre companies throughout her career, including the Stratford Festival in Ontario and the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. She was also an advocate for women in the arts and was involved with organizations such as Women in Film and Television Toronto.

In the later years of her life, Wilkinson turned her focus to directing and writing. She directed a number of plays and short films, including "My Father's House" and "The Penelopiad". She also wrote and directed her feature film, "Penelope", which was released in 2006.

Despite her untimely death, Wilkinson's contributions to Canadian theatre, film and television have left a lasting impact on the industry. She was remembered as a talented and passionate artist who inspired many others throughout her career.

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