Canadian actresses who deceased at age 72

Here are 2 famous actresses from Canada died at 72:

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith (June 8, 1921 Penticton-June 9, 1993 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Gladys Smith was a Canadian actor.

She died in brain tumor.

Alexis Smith had a successful acting career that began in the 1940s and spanned over five decades. She appeared in numerous films, including "The Woman in White" (1948), "Night and Day" (1946), and "The Young Philadelphians" (1959), for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She also starred in acclaimed stage productions, such as the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies" in 1985. In addition to her acting career, Smith was also a philanthropist and was actively involved with charitable organizations.

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Shirley Patterson

Shirley Patterson (December 26, 1922 Winnipeg-April 4, 1995 Fort Lauderdale) also known as Shawn Smith was a Canadian actor.

She died in cancer.

During her career, Shirley Patterson appeared in over 90 films and television series. She was known for her roles in westerns and sci-fi films, often playing a love interest or leading lady. Some of her notable roles include "The Land Unknown" (1957), "It! The Terror from Beyond Space" (1958), and "The Monster That Challenged the World" (1957). Prior to her acting career, she was a model and won the title of Miss Winnipeg in 1940. Patterson was also married to actor Don 'Red' Barry for several years.

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