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Shirley Jean Douglas OC (April 2, 1934 – April 5, 2020) was a Canadian television, film and stage actress and activist. Her acting career combined together with her surname made her recognizable in Canadian film, television and national politics.


BORN : 2 April 1934, Weyburn, Canada
DIED : 5 April 2020
HEIGHT : 1.58 m
SPOUSE :  Donald Sutherland (m. 1966–1970)



Douglas's acting career began in 1950 with a task within the Regina little theater entry at the Dominion Drama Festival, where she won the simplest actress award. In 1952 Shirley graduated from the Royal Academy of dramaturgy in London and stayed in England for several years, performing for theatre and tv , before returning to Canada in 1957.

She continued to act; and her career encompassed several memorable roles on stages in Canada, the uk and therefore the us . She portrayed prominent feminist Nellie McClung, family matriarch and business woman May Bailey within the television series Wind at My Back, Hagar Shipley in Margaret Laurence's The Stone Angel, and even characters in popular fantasy series just like the Silver Surfer and Flash Gordon. In 1997, Douglas appeared on stage together with her son Kiefer Sutherland at the Royal Alexandra Theatre and at the National Arts Centre within the Glass Menagerie. In 2000, she performed on stage within the Vagina Monologues. In 2006, she portrayed former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright within the ABC mini-series the trail to 9/11.


Douglas was the mother of three children: Thomas Emil Sicks from her marriage to Canadian prairie brewery heir Timothy Emil Sicks and twins Rachel Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland from her second marriage to Canadian actor Donald Sutherland (1966–70).

“ Our jobs, we move around an excellent deal … which is that the reality that my children grew up with — is being left, and not happily. ”
By 2009, Douglas was during a wheelchair thanks to a degenerative spine condition that caused her severe pain.

Douglas died on April 5, 2020 thanks to complications from pneumonia.

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