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Occupation
  
Actress, activist

Name
  
Shirley Douglas


Role
  
Television actress

Siblings
  
Joan Douglas

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Full Name
  
Shirley Jean Douglas

Born
  
April 2, 1934 (age 89) (
1934-04-02
)

Spouse
  
Donald Sutherland (m. 1966–1970)

Children
  
Kiefer Sutherland, Rachel Sutherland, Thomas Emil Sicks

Parents
  
Irma May Douglas, Tommy Douglas

Movies and TV shows
  
Similar People
  
Kiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Tommy Douglas, Rachel Sutherland, Francine Racette

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Shirley Jean Douglas, (born April 2, 1934) is a Canadian television, film and stage actress and activist. Her acting career combined with her family name has made her recognizable in Canadian film, television and national politics.

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Personal life

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Douglas was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, the daughter of Irma May (née Dempsey) and Tommy Douglas (1904–86), the late Scottish-born Canadian statesman and Premier of Saskatchewan. She attended high school at Central Collegiate Institute (now closed) in Regina. She is the mother of three children: Thomas Emil Sicks from her first marriage and twins Rachel Sutherland and Kiefer Sutherland from her second marriage to Canadian actor Donald Sutherland (1966–70).

Acting work

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Douglas's acting career began in 1950 with a role in the Regina Little Theatre entry at the Dominion Drama Festival, where she won the best actress award. In 1952 Shirley graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and stayed in England for several years, performing for theatre and television, before returning to Canada in 1957. She is not to be confused with the child actress who appeared in Gone with the Wind, the Wizard of Oz, and Show Boat.

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

In 2003, for her contributions to the performing arts, she was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Activism

Douglas moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1967 after marrying actor Donald Sutherland. She became involved in the American Civil Rights Movement, the campaign against the Vietnam War, and later on behalf of immigrants and women. She helped establish the fundraising group "Friends of the Black Panthers". In 1969, she was arrested in Los Angeles, for Conspiracy to Possess Unregistered Explosives, after she allegedly attempted to purchase hand grenades for the Black Panthers. She claimed that the FBI was trying to frame her and spent five days in jail [3]. Subsequently, the U.S. government denied her a work permit based on this incident. Douglas, by then divorced from Sutherland, was forced to leave the U.S. in 1977. She and her three children moved to Toronto.

As the daughter of Tommy Douglas, who brought Medicare to Canada, she has also been one of Canada's most prominent activists in favour of the publicly funded health care system over privatized care. In the Canadian federal election, 2006, Douglas campaigned on behalf of the federal New Democratic Party. In 2012, she supported Brian Topp for that party's leadership.

Awards

  • (2000) Gemini Award for her performance in the 1999 TV film Shadow Lake.
  • (2000) Honorary doctorate from Ryerson University
  • (2000) "Diamond Award" for her volunteerism, by the Variety Club an international charity for children in need
  • (2003) Order of Canada
  • (2004) awarded a space on the Wall of Fame at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa
  • (2004) received the "Distinguished Canadian Award" by the Seniors’ Education Centre at the University of Regina, an award first presented to her father almost 20 years before
  • (2004) inducted with a star, on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto
  • (2006) In November, Shirley gave an honorary lecture at Trent University
  • (2009) Shirley Douglas will be awarded the International Achievement Award at the 2009 Crystal Awards presented in Toronto by Women in Film & Television - Toronto, November 30, 2009
  • (2012) Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal — Toronto, February 28, 2012
  • Filmography

    Actress
    2005
    Corner Gas (TV Series) as
    Shirley Douglas / Peg
    - Final Countdown (2008) - Shirley Douglas (voice)
    - Trees a Crowd (2005) - Peg
    2008
    Degrassi: The Next Generation (TV Series) as
    Professor Dunwoody
    - Bust a Move: Part 2 (2008) - Professor Dunwoody
    2006
    The Path to 9/11 (TV Mini Series) as
    Madeline Albright
    - Episode #1.2 (2006) - Madeline Albright
    - Episode #1.1 (2006) - Madeline Albright
    2005
    Robson Arms (TV Series) as
    Pauline Dubois
    - Aftershock (2005) - Pauline Dubois
    - The Recipe (2005) - Pauline Dubois
    - The Misses Dubois Turn Out the Lights (2005) - Pauline Dubois
    - The Eyes of Grandma Tan (2005) - Pauline Dubois
    2002
    The Christmas Shoes (TV Movie) as
    Ellen Layton
    2001
    The Industry (TV Series) as
    Sybil Thornbush
    - Beaver Creek Commercials (2001) - Sybil Thornbush
    1996
    Wind at My Back (TV Series) as
    May Bailey
    - Pay Back (2001) - May Bailey
    - Secrets and Lies (2001) - May Bailey
    - Crack in the Mirror (2001) - May Bailey
    - Reconciliation (2001) - May Bailey
    - The Summer Plague (2001) - May Bailey
    - Enter Eddie Jackson (2001) - May Bailey
    - For God and Country (2001) - May Bailey
    - Marriage of True Minds (2001) - May Bailey
    - The Spanish Prisoner (2001) - May Bailey (credit only)
    - New Girls in Town (2000) - May Bailey
    - The Trick Cyclist (2000) - May Bailey
    - Oh Happy Day (2000) - May Bailey
    - Coming of Age (2000) - May Bailey
    - The Foolish Heart (2000) - May Bailey (credit only)
    - A Formal Affair (2000) - May Bailey
    - A Family Again (2000) - May Bailey
    - The Wild Blue Yonder (2000) - May Bailey
    - Murmur Most Foul (2000) - May Bailey
    - The Shadow Boxer (2000) - May Bailey (credit only)
    - Remembrance Day (2000) - May Bailey
    - Faith Healer (2000) - May Bailey
    - After Leo (2000) - May Bailey
    - A River Rages (2000) - May Bailey
    - A Girl in Trouble (2000) - May Bailey (credit only)
    - It Don't Mean a Thing- (2000) - May Bailey
    - All This and Heaven Too (2000) - May Bailey
    - A Mission for Honey (1999) - May Bailey
    - Life on Mars (1999) - May Bailey
    - The Forever Leap (1999) - May Bailey
    - Marathon (1999) - May Bailey
    - The Strap (1999) - May Bailey
    - New Directions (1999) - May Bailey
    - The Fever (1999) - May Bailey (credit only)
    - Public Enemies (1999) - May Bailey
    - The Crystal Skull (1999) - May Bailey
    - My Beautiful Mom (1999) - May Bailey
    - The Long Weekend (1999) - May Bailey
    - The Resurrection of May (1999) - May Bailey
    - Grace of Hollywood (1999) - May Bailey
    - Smiling Through (1997) - May Bailey
    - All That Human Hearts Endure (1997) - May Bailey
    - A Meeting of the Clan (1997) - May Bailey
    - A Ghost of a Chance (1997) - May Bailey (credit only)
    - Radio Waves (1997) - May Bailey
    - Careers (1997) - May Bailey
    - By Gosh or by Golly (1997) - May Bailey
    - The Champ (1997) - May Bailey (credit only)
    - Summer Dreams, Summer Nightmares (1997) - May Bailey
    - Triple Trouble (1997) - May Bailey
    - The Agony Column (1997) - May Bailey
    - Never Sleep Three in a Bed (1997) - May Bailey
    - Many Happy Returns (1997) - May Bailey
    - Back in My Arms Again (1997) - May Bailey
    - Moving Mountains (1997) - May Bailey
    - Chasing Rainbows (1997) - May Bailey
    - No Place Like Home (1997) - May Bailey
    - Aunt Grace's Wedding (1997) - May Bailey
    - Train to Nowhere (1997) - May Bailey
    - Moonshine Struck (1997) - May Bailey
    - Something from Nothing (1997) - May Bailey
    - My Dog Pal (1996) - May Bailey
    - A Family of Independent Means (1996) - May Bailey
    - No Way of Telling (1996) - May Bailey
    - Four Walls and a Roof: Part 2 (1996) - May Bailey
    - Four Walls and a Roof: Part 1 (1996) - May Bailey
    2000
    Franklin and the Green Knight: The Movie (Video) as
    Narrator (voice)
    2000
    The Law of Enclosures as
    Myra
    2000
    A House Divided (TV Movie) as
    Elizabeth Dickson
    1998
    Franklin (TV Series) as
    Narrator
    - Franklin at the Seashore/Franklin and Snail's Dream (2000) - Narrator (voice)
    - Franklin and the Puppet Play/Franklin's Stopwatch (2000) - Narrator
    - Franklin Delivers/Franklin's Shell Trouble (2000) - Narrator (voice)
    - Mr. Fix-It Franklin/Franklin Has the Hiccups (2000) - Narrator
    - Franklin's Good Deeds/Franklin's Submarine (2000) - Narrator (voice)
    - Franklin and the Thunderstorm/Franklin's Maple Syrup (2000) - Narrator
    - Franklin's Day Off/Franklin's Homemade Cookies (1999) - Narrator
    - Franklin Plants a Tree/Franklin the Hero (1999) - Narrator
    - Franklin the Trooper/Franklin's Fossil (1999) - Narrator (voice)
    - Franklin's Masterpiece/Franklin and the Computer (1999) - Narrator
    - Franklin and His Night Friend/Franklin and the Two Henrys (1999) - Narrator
    - Franklin and the Copycat/Big Brother Franklin (1999) - Narrator (voice)
    - Franklin's Garden/Franklin Runs Away (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - Franklin Says Sorry/Franklin and the Fire (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - Franklin's Birthday Party/Franklin's Nickname (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - Franklin Takes a Trip/Franklin's Bicycle Helmet (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - Franklin and the Broken Globe/Franklin's Valentines (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - Franklin's Kite/Franklin and the Babysitter (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - Franklin's Gift/Franklin Growing Up Fast (1998) - Narrator (voice)
    - My Franklin/Franklin's Mom - Narrator (voice)
    - Franklin the Fearless/Franklin's Lucky Charm - Narrator
    - Franklin and Sam/Franklin's Berry Patch - Narrator (voice)
    1999
    Shadow Lake (TV Movie) as
    Margaret Richards
    1999
    Woman Wanted as
    Peg
    1998
    Barney's Great Adventure as
    Grandma
    1998
    Silver Surfer (TV Series) as
    Infectia (voice)
    1996
    Flash Gordon (TV Series) as
    Additional Voices
    - Escape to Earth! (1997) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Enemy Ming (1997) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - The Fur Flies (1997) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Double Disaster (1997) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Shadow of the Shark! (1997) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Palace of Peril! (1997) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Fortress of Fear! (1997) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Treasure of the Depths! (1997) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - The Dungeons of Despair! (1997) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - The Fiendish Experiment! (1997) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Revenge of the Dragon! (1997) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Moon of Mystery (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Ambush in Arboria (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Rocket to Oblivion (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - The Wrath of Ming (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - The Dragon Strikes (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Pit of the Tigrons (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - The Invisible Claw (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Wings of Destruction (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Terror Beneath the Waves (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Fangs of Fury (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Vandals from the Void (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - The Caves of Doom (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Jaws of the Jungle (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    - Marooned on Mongo! (1996) - Additional Voices (English version, voice)
    1995
    Ultraforce (TV Series) as
    Additional Voices
    - Prime Time (1995) - Additional Voices (voice)
    1995
    Johnny's Girl (TV Movie) as
    Mrs. Hardwick
    1995
    Redwood Curtain (TV Movie) as
    Schyler Noyes
    1994
    Mesmer as
    Duchess DuBarry
    1993
    Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story (TV Movie) as
    Vivian Karney
    1992
    Passage of the Heart as
    Katherine Ward
    1992
    The Shower as
    Marie
    1992
    The Hat Squad (TV Series) as
    Kitty
    - Pilot (1992) - Kitty
    1992
    Avonlea (TV Series) as
    Miss Cavendish
    - High Society (1992) - Miss Cavendish
    1990
    Street Legal (TV Series) as
    Mayor Riley
    - Election Day (1991) - Mayor Riley
    - The Prosecution (1991) - Mayor Riley
    - Tyger, Tyger (1990) - Mayor Riley
    - Lies (1990) - Mayor Riley
    1989
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents (TV Series) as
    Monica Logan
    - Driving Under the Influence (1989) - Monica Logan
    1988
    Shadow Dancing as
    Nicole
    1988
    Dead Ringers as
    Laura / Claire's friend
    1987
    Not My Department (TV Series) as
    Deputy Prime Minister
    - The Hand That Feeds (1987) - Deputy Prime Minister
    1987
    Really Weird Tales (TV Movie) as
    Edna Besley (segment "Cursed with Charisma")
    1986
    Loose Ends as
    Wife
    1985
    Turning to Stone (TV Movie) as
    Lena
    1983
    The Wars as
    Mrs. Lawson
    1982
    Hangin' In (TV Series) as
    Mrs. Ricardo
    - Barnum and Baby (1982) - Mrs. Ricardo
    1979
    The Great Detective (TV Series) as
    Daisy
    - The Curious Death of a Maiden Lady (1979) - Daisy
    1978
    Nellie McClung (TV Movie) as
    Nellie McLung
    1962
    Lolita as
    Mrs. Starch
    1955
    Joe MacBeth as
    Patsy (uncredited)
    1955
    Rheingold Theatre (TV Series) as
    Molly Gaines
    - The Long White Line (1955) - Molly Gaines
    1953
    Half Seas Over (TV Movie) as
    Carol Jackson
    Miscellaneous
    2006
    Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story (TV Mini Series) (consultant - 2 episodes)
    - Part Two (2006) - (consultant)
    - Part One (2006) - (consultant)
    Soundtrack
    2002
    The Christmas Shoes (TV Movie) (performer: "Jingle Bells" - uncredited)
    1998
    Barney's Great Adventure (performer: "I Love You")
    Thanks
    1986
    Tommy Douglas: Keeper of the Flame (Documentary) (with thanks to)
    Self
    2020
    Celebrating Greatness: A Canada's Walk of Fame Special (TV Special) as
    Self (Archival)
    2015
    Canadian Star (Documentary) as
    Self
    2013
    The Hour (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #9.109 (2013) - Self
    2004
    Sarah McLachlan: A Life of Music (Documentary) as
    Narrator (voice)
    2004
    The Rick Mercer Report (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #1.1 (2004) - Self
    2003
    Mary Walsh: Open Book (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Frost in May (2003) - Self
    2000
    Life and Times (TV Series documentary) as
    Self
    - Tommy Douglas: The Fight of a Lifetime (2000) - Self
    1977
    The Lynne Gordon Show (TV Series) as
    Self
    Archive Footage
    2004
    The Rick Mercer Report (TV Series) as
    Self
    - Episode #2.13 (2005)
    - Episode #1.11 (2004) - Self
    2004
    The Greatest Canadian (TV Mini Series documentary) as
    Self / Nellie McClung

    References

    Shirley Douglas Wikipedia