Shirley Douglas actress, activist and mother of actor loses her life | Instagram
Lose life Shirley Douglas, a passionate Canadian actress, activist, and veteran, departed at age 86 last dmingo.
The also mother of the actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of the founder of medicare in Canada Tommy Douglas He succumbed to health complications, which should be mentioned were not related to the coronavirus.
The news was released through her daughter herself who shared an emotional message on Twitter to what was in life Shirley Douglas.
My mother was an extraordinary woman who lived an extraordinary life, ”said Sutherland. “Sadly, he was fighting for a long time for his health and we, as a family, knew that this day was near.”
Very sad to hear about the death of Canadian actress and social justice icon #ShirleyDouglas today .I had the privilege of spending an afternoon with her at her house years ago when she was looking at art to buy for her home in the outer beaches area of Toronto. A friend had suggested she look at some of my work, but most of the afternoon was spent with us chatting about everything from her stint studying abroad at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London to our mutual bafflement at how so many people seem to have a phobia of eating alone in public (obviously neither of us did). Her health was already declining and was in the process of moving her bedroom to the ground floor of her house as the stairs and her general mobility were already becoming an issue. Despite that, she was charming and warm and entertained me with lots of stories about her life as we sat in her backyard enjoying a drink together and relaxing in the fresh air. I later learned of her relentless activism against the Vietnam war and and advocacy for the #blackpanther movement with the FBI imprisoning her for 5 days for allegedly trying to purchase hand grenades for the Panthers. This ended #up costing her her work permit in the #unitedstates and was forced to leave, returning to Canada to raise her three children, Kiefer, Rachel and Thomas, as a single mom, now divorced from another Canadian icon #donaldsutherland. Nevermind the fact that her father Premier #TommyDouglas is the reason we enjoy single payer universal healthcare … He was also declared #thegreatestcanadian of all time in 2004, rating higher than Terry Fox, Pierre Trudeau and Sir Frederick Banting. Truly grateful I got to meet this extraordinary woman who led an extraordinary life. Rest in Peace Ms. Douglas …. you and you’re family’s incredible contribution to Canadian culture and society will never be forgotten #shirleyjeandouglas #canadianroyalty #socialactivist #canadianicon #kiefersutherland #rachelsutherland #classy #independentwoman #personalhero #rip #thomasemilsicks # trailblazer
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Shirley presented a severe picture of pneumonia derived from the health complications that it presented, unfortunately he could not overcome the crisis.
Douglas He was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan on April 2, 1934, worked with directors including Stanley Kubrick (“Lolita”) and David Cronenberg (“Dead Ringers”, or in Spanish “Once in a lifetime”), and received an award Gemini for her performance in the 1999 TV movie “Shadow Lake.” She also spent part of her life supporting a wide variety of Causes Throughout his life, among them, the civil rights movement, the Black Panther political organization and the fight to save the Canadian public health system, which was promoted by his political father.
It is worth mentioning that from an early age he showed interest in the arts, as well as in politics while following the course of the campaign with his father, who became head of government of Saskatchewan, national leader of the New Democratic Party and a socialist icon.
Shirley Douglas, an extraordinary woman, actress, activist, fearless. We had the honor to interview Mrs. Douglas as recipient of the International Achievement Award honored at the Women in Film & Television ‘s 2009 Crystal Awards. Elegant, charismatic, intelligent, funny. So sorry to hear of her passing. Condolences to family, friends and fans! Post of interview to come, in edit. She was delightful, a beautiful Canadian !! #iconicactress #shirleydouglas #Wift # wift-t #crystalawards #keifersutherland #theater #actor #toronto #activist #filmcommto
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He enrolled at the Banff School of Fine Arts and later at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in England, where he made theater and television and participated in marches antinuclear.
While living in California, in the 60s and 70s, participated in campaigns against the Vietnam War and protested various causes.
Helped establish a fundraising group called Friends of the Black Panthers (Friends of the Black Panthers) His support for the group caused controversy and he was denied a work permit in the United States and in 1969 She was charged with conspiracy to possess unregistered explosives. Eventually her court case was dismissed and she was exonerated.
Was co-founder from the first chapter in Canada of the group Performing Artists for Nuclear Disarmament.
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And above all she was a defender of medicare in Canada. He spoke of the importance of a universal health system virtually every time he could and put pressure on government officials
Douglas married in 1965 to the Canadian actor Donald sutherland with whom she fathered two children prior to their divorce: the twins Rachel, a television producer, and Kiefer, a renowned film and TV actor who shared his father with Thomas as a result of a previous marriage by his father.
For his part Douglas During her acting career, she was nominated for two other Canadian Arts Awards for her leading role in the series “Wind at My Back“, And as the main actress of the film”Passage of the Heart“
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Asimism, she was recognized as an officer of the Order of Canada, one of the nation’s greatest honors and ultimately her incorporation into the Hall of Fame.