Shirley Douglas

Active - 1955 - 2006  |   Born - Apr 2, 1934 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada  |   Genres - Drama

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  • Daughter of Tommy Douglas, the Canadian politician who served as premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961.
  • Did voice-over work for spaghetti Westerns while living in Italy during the early 1960s.
  • Active in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War protest movements of the late 1960s and early '70s, when she lived in California.
  • Arrested in 1969 for allegedly attempting to procure hand grenades for the Black Panthers; the charges were eventually dropped. 
  • Awarded the Order of Canada in 2003.
  • Spokesperson for the Canadian Health Coalition, which advocates in favor of universal heath care.