Canadian actresses who deceased in 1970

Here are 1 famous actresses from Canada died in 1970:

Nell Shipman

Nell Shipman (October 25, 1892 Victoria-January 23, 1970 Cabazon) a.k.a. Helen Foster-Barham was a Canadian screenwriter, actor, film director, film producer and animal trainer. She had one child, Barry Shipman.

Shipman was known for her love of animals and worked extensively with them throughout her career in the film industry. In fact, many of her films feature animals as prominent characters. She began her career in the film industry appearing in small roles in silent films, but quickly moved on to writing and directing her own projects. One of her most notable films is "Back to God's Country" (1919), which she wrote, produced, directed, and starred in.

Shipman was also a trailblazer in terms of the roles that women played in the film industry. She founded her own production company, Shipman-Curwood Producing Company, and produced and directed many of her own films. She was one of the few female producers in Hollywood at the time.

In addition to her work in film, Shipman was an accomplished writer and published several novels and memoirs throughout her career. She was also an advocate for animal rights and even founded her own wildlife sanctuary in Idaho in the 1940s.

Shipman's legacy has had lasting impact on the film industry, as well as the treatment of animals in Hollywood. Her contributions to cinema and animal welfare continue to be celebrated and recognized today.

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