Here are 7 famous actresses from Canada died in 2007:
Brett Somers (July 11, 1924 Saint John-September 15, 2007 Westport) also known as Audrey Johnston, Dawn Johnston, Brett Somers-Klugman, Brett Somers Klugman, Brett Sommers or Audrey Dawn Johnston was a Canadian singer, actor, comedian and tv personality. Her children are called David Klugman, Leslie Klein and Adam Klugman.
Brett Somers began her career as a singer in the 1950s and performed in musicals such as "Follies Bergère" and "The Seven Year Itch". She then transitioned to acting and appeared in numerous television shows and films, including "The New Perry Mason", "Mary Tyler Moore", and "The Odd Couple".
However, Somers is best known for her role as a panelist on the popular game show "Match Game" from 1973 to 1982. Her quick wit and dry humor made her a fan favorite, and she developed a close friendship with fellow panelist Charles Nelson Reilly.
Somers was married to actor Jack Klugman from 1953 to 1977 and they had two children together. After their divorce, they remained close friends until Klugman's death in 2012.
In addition to her work in entertainment, Somers was also an advocate for breast cancer awareness and worked with the American Cancer Society to promote screening and treatment options. She passed away in 2007 at the age of 83.
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Yvonne De Carlo (September 1, 1922 West Point Grey-January 8, 2007 Woodland Hills) also known as Margaret Yvonne Middleton, Yvonne de Carlo, Peggy Yvonne Middleton, Yvonne DeCarlo, Peggy, Margaret, Sweetheart, Lily, The Gothic Donna Reed or Dilly was a Canadian singer, actor and pin-up girl. She had two children, Michael Morgan and Bruce Morgan.
Yvonne De Carlo is best known for her role as Lily Munster in the TV show, "The Munsters." She began her career in the 1940s as a singer and dancer in various nightclubs and eventually landed a contract with Paramount Pictures. De Carlo appeared in over 100 films throughout her career, including "Salome, Where She Danced," "Criss Cross," and "McLintock!" She was also a favorite pin-up girl during World War II and graced the cover of many magazines. In addition to her acting career, De Carlo was also a philanthropist, supporting various charities and advocating for animal rights.
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Lois Maxwell (February 14, 1927 Kitchener-September 29, 2007 Fremantle) a.k.a. Lois Hooker, Lois Ruth Hooker or Lois Maxwell-Marriott was a Canadian actor, voice actor, journalist and businessperson. She had two children, Melinda Maxwell and Christian Marriott.
Maxwell is perhaps best known for her role as Miss Moneypenny in 14 of the James Bond films, from 1962's "Dr. No" to 1985's "A View to a Kill". However, she had a long and varied career in film and television, appearing in over 50 movies and dozens of TV shows. Maxwell started her acting career in the 1940s and moved to England in the early 1950s to pursue her career. In the 1960s she also worked as a TV journalist for the BBC. After her acting career slowed down, Maxwell became an entrepreneur, running a real estate company in Canada. In her later years, she moved to Western Australia, where she made occasional public appearances and continued to work on an autobiography, which was unfinished at the time of her death.
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Charmion King (July 25, 1925 Toronto-January 6, 2007 Toronto) was a Canadian actor and voice actor. She had one child, Leah Pinsent.
Charmion King started her acting career in radio drama in the 1940s before transitioning to stage and film in the following decade. She was a founding member of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in the 1950s, where she performed in several productions and gained critical acclaim for her performances.
King also had an extensive career in film and television, appearing in various Canadian productions such as "Road to Avonlea", "Anne of Green Gables", and "The Twilight Zone". She received a Gemini Award for her role in "Emily of New Moon" in 1999.
Aside from her acting career, King was also involved in the arts community and spent time teaching at various universities and acting schools. In 2002, she was awarded with the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian theatre and culture.
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Celia Franca (June 25, 1921 London-February 19, 2007 Ottawa) also known as Nita Celia Franks, Celia Franks or Celia Franca, CC OOnt was a Canadian choreographer, actor, writer and dancer.
Franca was best known for founding the National Ballet of Canada, which she led for 24 years. She trained at the Marie Rambert School and danced for the Sadler's Wells Ballet (now the Royal Ballet) before emigrating to Canada in 1947. She initially started teaching ballet in Toronto, but soon founded her own company. Franca was highly respected and her work as a choreographer and director was recognized with several awards and honors, including the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada. After stepping down as artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada in 1974, she continued to be involved in the world of dance and the arts, serving on various advisory boards and writing books on ballet.
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Barbara Kelly (October 5, 1924 Vancouver-January 15, 2007 Hampstead) was a Canadian actor. She had two children, Christopher Braden and Kim Braden.
Barbara Kelly began her career in the late 1940s as a stage actress in England, where she appeared in several productions in the West End. She later branched out into film and television, where she gained widespread recognition for her performances in shows such as The Human Jungle, The Naked Edge and The Avengers.
In addition to her acting career, Barbara Kelly was renowned for her work as a radio presenter and host, where she was known for her warm, engaging personality and her ability to connect with listeners. She also became involved in various charitable causes over the years, including several organizations dedicated to the arts and to the welfare of children.
Despite her success, Barbara Kelly remained humble and gracious throughout her life, always maintaining a deep appreciation for her fans and colleagues in the entertainment industry. Her legacy as a talented and beloved actor and broadcaster lives on to this day.
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Victoria Hopper (May 24, 1909 Vancouver-January 22, 2007 Romney Marsh) was a Canadian actor and singer.
She began her career in Vancouver in the 1920s, performing in vaudeville shows and local musical theatre productions. Victoria then went on to perform in several stage productions in London's West End and on Broadway, including the hit musicals "No, No, Nanette" and "Rose Marie".
In addition to her successful stage career, she also appeared in several films, including "The Private Life of Don Juan" (1934) and "King Solomon's Mines" (1937). Victoria was also a talented singer, recording a number of popular songs throughout her career.
Later in life, Victoria retired from performing and settled in Romney Marsh, England, where she lived until her passing in 2007 at the age of 97.
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