Canadian Celebrities Born In July

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Sandra Oh
(Actress)
Sandra Oh
60
Birthdate: July 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada

A Canadian-American actress of Asian descent, Sandra Oh became the first Asian actress to win two Golden Globe awards and the first Asian woman to host the award ceremony. She is also the third actress of Asian origin to host the TV show, Saturday Night Live. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Dan Aykroyd
(Actor & Comedian)
Dan Aykroyd
18
Birthdate: July 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian comedian, actor, musician, and filmmaker. He is credited with co-founding the popular blues and soul revivalist band The Blues Brothers along with legendary comedian John Belushi. The Blues Brothers was conceived as a musical sketch for Saturday Night Live; its popularity turned it into an actual band and was later made into a film.

 3 
Pamela Anderson
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Baywatch' and 'Home Improvement')
Pamela Anderson
68
Birthdate: July 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ladysmith, Canada

Actress and model, Pamela Anderson, is known as a sex symbol. She featured regularly in the Playboy magazine and acted in television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and VIP. Baywatch was hugely popular and gave her international recognition. Pamela Anderson has also acted in several films. She is an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the animal rights organisation.

 4 
Winnie Harlow
(Public Spokesperson and First Model with Vitiligo to Walk in the ‘Victoria's Secret Fashion Show’)
Winnie Harlow
52
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: July 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

Winnie Harlow is a Canadian model and spokeswoman on vitiligo. After gaining prominence as one of the contestants of America's Next Top Model in 2014, Harlow went on to model for clothing brands. An inspiration to people living with vitiligo, Winnie Harlow was honored with the Role Model award at the Portuguese GQ Men of The Year event in 2015.

 5 
Paul Anka
(Known for His Signature Hit Songs "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder")
Paul Anka
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ottawa, Canada

Paul Anka is a Canadian-American actor and singer-songwriter. As a songwriter, he has contributed to the success of popular musicians, such as Tom Jones, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Jackson. He has also contributed to the theme of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Also known for his business ventures, Anka is credited with opening the popular restaurant and club, Jubilation.

 6 
Terry Fox
(Canadian Activist Who Became a National Hero and an Inspirational Figure for His Battle Against Cancer)
Terry Fox
33
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winnipeg, Canada
Died: June 28, 1981

Terry Fox was a popular cancer research activist and humanitarian. Despite suffering from cancer and having lost one of his legs to cancer, he embarked on a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. Although he died at the age of 22, his efforts resulted in a worldwide legacy and gave rise to the annual Terry Fox Run.

 7 
Kevin O’Leary
(Canadian Entrepreneur and Television Personality Who Has Appeared on the Reality Shows ‘Dragons’ Den’ and ‘Shark Tank')
Kevin O’Leary
16
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Canadian business magnate Kevin O'Leary founded SoftKey, which was later acquired by Mattel and renamed The Learning Company. He also appeared on Shark Tank, Dragons’ Den, and The Lang and O'Leary Exchange. He was in the run for the leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada but dropped out later.
 8 
Donald Sutherland
(Canadian Actor With a Film Career Spanning Six Decades)
Donald Sutherland
27
Birthdate: July 17, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint John, Canada

Donald Sutherland is arguably the greatest Canadian actor of all time. In an illustrious career, that spans over more than five decades, Sutherland has played an influential role in both Canadian and American entertainment industries. He won an Academy Honorary Award in 2017 for his immense contribution to cinema. He is the father of actors Kiefer, Rossif, and Angus Sutherland.

 9 
Tory Lanez
(Singer-Rapper Known for His Albums: ‘I Told You’, ‘Memories Don't Die’ and ‘Love Me Now?’)
Tory Lanez
32
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brampton, Canada

Rapper, singer and songwriter, Tory Lanez’s debut studio album I Told You topped the charts in 2016. His subsequent albums, Memories Don't Die, Love Me Now, Chixtape 5 and Daystar were successful too. He was arrested once for violence and possessing a weapon. He has also been accused of shooting and wounding another rap artist, a charge Tory has denied.

 10 
Tate McRae
(Canadian Pop Singer-Songwriter and Dancer)
Tate McRae
46
Birthdate: July 1, 2003
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Calgary, Canada

Tate McRae became a budding pop star even before she graduated. She started her musical journey at the age of thirteen and since then there has been no stopping. She hogged the limelight for her song One Day. She topped TikTok and Billboard with her single, You Broke Me First. She has also choreographed rseveral music videos and television shows.

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A.J. Cook
(Actress)
A.J. Cook
15
Birthdate: July 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oshawa, Canada

A.J. Cook is a Canadian actress best known for playing Jennifer Jareau in the popular crime drama TV series, Criminal Minds. A multi-talented personality, Cook is also a tap dancer. Also known for her good looks, Cook became a spokeswoman for the popular skin-care brand, Proactiv, in 2013 and was named in the Maxim Hot 100 list in 2014.

 12 
Emily Rickards
(Canadian Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Felicity Smoak’ in the TV Series ‘Arrow’)
Emily Rickards
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Birthdate: July 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Canadian actor Emily Rickards gained fame as Felicity Smoak from the series Arrow and later reprised the role in the Arrowverse TV franchise shows The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow, and voiced the character in the web series Vixen. She has also supported philanthropic ventures such as AARDA
 13 
Geddy Lee
(Lead Vocalist, Bassist and Keyboardist for the Canadian Rock Group 'Rush')
Geddy Lee
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Willowdale, Toronto, Canada
Canadian singer Geddy Lee soared to fame as the lead vocalist, keyboardist, and bassist of the rock band Rush. He and his bandmates of Rush were the first to win the Officer of the Order of Canada as a group. He also released a solo album, My Favourite Headache.
 14 
Peter Jennings
(One of the Most Prominent Television Journalists and the Anchor of 'ABC World News Tonight’)
Peter Jennings
13
Birthdate: July 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: August 7, 2005

Canadian-American journalist Peter Jennings is best remembered for his stint on ABC World News Tonight, as its sole anchor. A high-school drop-out, Jennings became one of the U.S.’s Big Three news anchors, along with Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather. He was known for his meticulous coverage of breaking news stories.

 15 
PartyNextDoor
(Singer-Songwriter Known for His Albums ‘PartyNextDoor ‘ and ‘PNDColours’)
PartyNextDoor
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

PartyNextDoor is a Canadian rapper, singer, and record producer. He grew up listening to rappers, such as Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Blackstreet, and 112 and was inspired to pursue a career in music. His first mixtape was a moderate hit. Since then, he has released a few albums and several singles. He has been nominated for the Grammy Awards twice. 

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Rick Fox
(Actor and Former Basketball Player Who Played at the 'Small Forward' Position)
Rick Fox
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario

Rick Fox is a Canadian-Bahamian actor, businessman, former basketball player, and e-sports franchise owner. He is best known for representing the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association (NBA). After retiring from the sport, Rick Fox went on to establish himself as a media personality, appearing in TV shows like Dancing with the Stars.

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Viola Desmond
(Businesswoman)
Viola Desmond
10
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died: February 7, 1965

Though born bi-racial, Viola Desmond became a Black icon for her business acumen. After not being allowed to train as a beautician in Halifax, she moved to Montreal. Her beauty products, salon, and training institute, all catering specifically to Black women, filled a major void in the beauty industry.

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Robbie Robertson
(Guitarist, Producer)
Robbie Robertson
18
Birthdate: July 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
Died: August 9, 2023

Canadian musician, songwriter, and film composer Robbie Robertson became popular following his association as lead guitarist and songwriter with the rock group, The Band. He is credited for playing a key role in popularizing the Americana music genre. He also had a successful career as a solo artist. As a film composer, he has often collaborated with director Martin Scorsese.

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Kathleen Robertson
(Actress best known for her roles as Tina Edison in the Canadian sitcom Maniac Mansion (1990–1993) and as Clare Arnold in the Fox teen drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1994–1997))
Kathleen Robertson
3
Birthdate: July 8, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
 20 
Taylor Russell
(Canadian Actress Known for Her Films: ‘The Heart Still Hums’, ‘Waves’ and ‘Bones & All’)
Taylor Russell
19
Birthdate: July 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Canadian actress, Taylor Russell, is best known for starring in the TV show Lost in Space. She began acting when she was in her late teens. At the beginning of her career, she appeared in small roles in TV shows. With time, she started getting more substantial roles and gradually ventured into films as well.

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Hume Cronyn
(Canadian-American Actor and Writer)
Hume Cronyn
6
Birthdate: July 18, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, Canada
Died: June 15, 2003

Born to a politician father and a brewery heiress mother, actor Hume Cronyn, initially showed promise as a boxer. He teamed up with Alfred Hitchcock for films such as Shadow of a Doubt. The film The Seventh Cross, set in Nazi Germany, earned him an Academy Award nomination.

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Tosca Musk
(Producer, Director and Co-Founder of the Streaming Service ‘Passionflix’)
Tosca Musk
30
Birthdate: July 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: South Africa

South African filmmaker, Tosca Musk, has produced and directed several TV programs, films, and web series. Beginning her career in the early 2000s, she teamed up with Jeff Macpherson to produce the web series, Tiki Bar TV. Her movie, Simple Things, received the California Independent Film Festival Slate Award. She is also the founder of the streaming service Passionflix.

 23 
Sami Zayn
(Canadian Professional Wrestler)
Sami Zayn
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Laval, Canada
Canadian wrestler Rami Sebei, better known as Sami Zayn, is associated with the WWE brand SmackDown and for his signature masked look. He was previously known for his catchphrase “Ole!” and used the pseudonym El Generico. While with Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, he earned two solo world titles.
 24 
Peter Cullen
(Canadian-American Voice Actor)
Peter Cullen
6
Birthdate: July 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montreal, Québec, Canada
 25 
Faouzia
(Singer-songwriter)
Faouzia
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 5, 2000
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Casablanca, Morocco
 26 
Marshall McLuhan
(Canadian Philosopher Known for His Work in the Field of Media Theory)
Marshall McLuhan
7
Birthdate: July 21, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada
Died: December 31, 1980
Canadian philosopher Herbert McLuhan revolutionized media theory with his concept of "global village." He predicted the World Wide Web three decades before its invention and is also remembered for coining the expression “the medium is the message.” His works include Understanding Media, The Gutenberg Galaxy, and The Mechanical Bride
 27 
Michael Mando
(Best Known for His Role in the TV Series 'Better Call Saul')
Michael Mando
7
Birthdate: July 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quebec City, Canada
Canadian actor Michael Mando is best known for his roles in the video game Far Cry 3, sci-fi series Orphan Black, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and AMC series Better Call Saul. Trained in both classical and contemporary theatre,  Mando also played Mac Gargan aka The Scorpion in the movie Spiderman Homecoming. He is also the Artistic Director and President of Red Barlo Productions.
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Chase Claypool
(American Football Wide Receiver)
Chase Claypool
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Abbotsford, Canada
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Nardwuar the Human Serviette
(Singer, Radio personality, Journalist)
Nardwuar the Human Serviette
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 5, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vancouver

Nardwuar the Human Serviette is a Canadian musician and interviewer. He was a founding member of the popular garage rock band The Evaporators where he currently serves as the keyboardist and lead singer. As an interviewer Nardwuar is renowned for his unorthodox approach and bizarre questions. In 2019, he was inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

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Jared Keeso
(Best Known for Creating and Starring in the Comedy Series 'Letterkenny')
Jared Keeso
12
Birthdate: July 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Listowel, Canada
Canadian actor Jared Keeso is best known for his Canadian Screen Award-winning role of Ben Chartier in the series 19-2. He also created and appeared in the award-winning comedy series Letterkenny. Fans also loved him as Don Cherry in two TV films. He played junior hockey before venturing into films.
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Tablo
(Best Known as The Leader and Producer of Veteran Korean Hip-Hop Group 'Epik High')
Tablo
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Tablo is a Korean-Canadian composer, record producer, lyricist, and hip hop recording artist. He is best known for being the producer and leader of the popular alternative hip hop group, Epik High. He is also credited with founding High Ground, an independent music label, which housed bands like The Black Skirts and Hyukoh.

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Joe Thornton
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Centre)
Joe Thornton
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, Canada
Canadian–American–Swiss ice-hockey player Joe Thornton, or “Jumbo Joe,” currently plays for the NHL team Toronto Maple Leafs. He previously played for the San Jose Sharks and the Boston Bruins. He is one of 13 players with 1,000 NHL assists and also won an Olympic gold for Canada.
 33 
Riele Downs
(Actress)
Riele Downs
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Birthdate: July 8, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Canadian child actor Riele Downs soared to fame as Charlotte from the Nickelodeon series Henry Danger. She is the older sister of Reiya Downs of Degrassi: Next Class fame. While she began acting at the tender age of 3, Riele has also been interested in dance.

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Geneviève Bujold
(Actress)
Geneviève Bujold
1
Birthdate: July 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montréal, Canada
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Megan Park
(Actor)
Megan Park
1
Birthdate: July 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lindsay
 36 
Lolita Davidovich
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Blaze Starr’ in the Film ‘Blaze’)
Lolita Davidovich
2
Birthdate: July 15, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

Lolita Davidovich is a Canadian actress renowned for her portrayal of Blaze Starr in the American comedy-drama film Blaze, for which she earned a nomination for the prestigious Chicago Film Critics Association Award. Lolita Davidovich has also played notable roles in popular TV films, such as Prison Stories: Women on the Inside, Indictment: The McMartin Trial, and Harvest of Fire.

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Patrice Bergeron
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Centre)
Patrice Bergeron
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: L'Ancienne-Lorette, Canada

In an expected move, ice-hockey center Patrice Bergeron was named the captain of the Boston Bruins in early 2021. While the star player won hearts with his winning goal in the 2011 Stanley Cup final, he has two Olympic gold medals and a World Cup gold medal in his kitty.

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Seth Bullock
(Politician)
Seth Bullock
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 23, 1849
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Amherstburg, Canada
Died: September 23, 1919

Canadian-American frontiersman, hardware store owner, sheriff, U.S. Marshal, horse breeder and hotel owner Seth Bullock is best known for building the Bullock Hotel, the oldest hotel in Deadwood. Bullock was appointed the first sheriff of the then lawless Dakota where he eventually emerged as a prominent figure civilizing the rowdy camp without killing anyone.

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Saul Rubinek
(Known for His Television Roles, Notably Artie Nielsen on Warehouse 13, Donny Douglas on Frasier)
Saul Rubinek
4
Birthdate: July 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wolfratshausen, Bavaria, Germany

Saul Rubinek is a German-born Canadian actor, director, and playwright. Encouraged to pursue acting by his parents, he enrolled at the Ottawa Little Theatre. After a successful Broadway career, he branched out to TV shows and films as well. He made his directorial debut with the black comedy film Jerry and Tom, earning a Sundance Film Festival award nomination. 

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Ruth Berhe
(Singer, Songwriter)
Ruth Berhe
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 2, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta
 41 
Norman Jewison
(Canadian Film and Television Director, Producer and Founder of the 'Canadian Film Centre')
Norman Jewison
1
Birthdate: July 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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Dustin Milligan
(Actor)
Dustin Milligan
9
Birthdate: July 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
 43 
Alisha Newton
(Actress)
Alisha Newton
7
Birthdate: July 22, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 44 
Cree Summer
(American-Canadian Singer and Actress)
Cree Summer
11
Birthdate: July 7, 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
 45 
Lamar Johnson
(Canadian Film and TV Actor and Dancer)
Lamar Johnson
2
Birthdate: July 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
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Jessica Amlee
(Actress)
Jessica Amlee
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Birthdate: July 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada

Jessica Amlee is a Canadian actress best known for her portrayal of Mallory Wells in the family drama TV series, Heartland. Although she is yet to establish herself as a prominent feature film actress, Jessica Amlee has proved her mettle by delivering praiseworthy performance in TV films like Absolute Zero and Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story. 

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Alice Munro
(Canadian Short Story Writer and Winner of 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature)
Alice Munro
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 10, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wingham, Canada

Her mother’s struggle with Parkinson's disease pushed Alice Munro into reading as an escape route. Munro later became a housewife, but soon soared to fame for her short story collections such as Too Much Happiness. The Canadian author later won the Nobel Prize and the Man Booker Prize, too.

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Maury Chaykin
(Best Known for His work in TV Series ‘Nero Wolfe’)
Maury Chaykin
1
Birthdate: July 27, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: July 27, 2010

Born to an American father and a Canadian mother, Maury Chaykin grew up to be a popular character actor, who gained accolades with films such as Dances with Wolves and Whale Music. He also breathed life into the roles of driving-school owner Sam Blecher and detective Nero Wolfe.

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William Osler
(Canadian Physician and Co-Founder of ‘Johns Hopkins Hospital’)
William Osler
4
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1849
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
Died: December 29, 1919

Johns Hopkins Hospital co-founder William Osler was also an avid historian. He redefined medical education with his emphasis on clinical experience and his book The Principles and Practice of Medicine. Born to a missionary father in Canada, he was to follow in his father’s footsteps but decided to study medicine instead.

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Frances Oldham Kelsey
(Canadian-American Pharmacologist Known for Preventing 'Thalidomide' From Being Marketed in the United States)
Frances Oldham Kelsey
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 24, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada
Died: August 7, 2015

As part of the FDA, Frances Oldham Kelsey prevented thalidomide from being allowed in the US drug market as a painkiller, as she was unsure of its impact. Her concerns were proved right when the drug caused birth defects in European children. She was subsequently awarded by the US president.