Shirley Douglas Biography
(Canadian Actress and Activist)
Birthday: April 2, 1934 (Aries)
Born In: Weyburn, Canada
Shirley Douglas is a Canadian actress and activist who is the daughter of politician Tommy Douglas, the first leader of the federal New Democratic Party. Her acting career and the fact that she hails from a political family have earned her popularity in the Canadian entertainment industry as well as national politics. She began her career in 1950 at Regina Little Theatre. Following her graduation from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (London), she stayed in England for many years, performing in theatre and television, before returning to Canada in 1957. In a career spanning over six decades, she has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, and stage productions. In 2003, she was honored with the tile of Officer of the Order of Canada for her contributions to the performing arts. In her personal life, the talented actress is a mother of three: one from her first marriage to a brewery heir and twins from her second marriage to actor Donald Sutherland.