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Shirley Douglas is a Actor Canadienne born on 2 april 1934 at Weyburn (Canada)

Shirley Douglas

Shirley Douglas
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Birth name Shirley Jean Douglas
Nationality Canada
Birth 2 april 1934 at Weyburn (Canada)
Death 5 april 2020 (at 86 years)
Awards Officer of the Order of Canada

Shirley Jean Douglas, OC (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.


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).

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Filmography of Shirley Douglas (13 films)

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The Path to 9/11, 4h
Directed by David L. Cunningham
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Films based on the September 11 attacks, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Harvey Keitel, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Benyaer, Stephen Root, Barclay Hope, Patricia Heaton
Roles Madeline Albright
Rating63% 3.199773.199773.199773.199773.19977
The miniseries presented a dramatization of the sequence of events leading to the September 11, 2001 attacks by Al Qaeda on the United States, starting from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and up to the minutes after the collapse of the World Trade Center in 2001. The point of view of the movie is from two primary protagonists: John P. O'Neill, and a composite Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent, "Kirk". O'Neill was the real-life Special Agent in charge of Al Qaeda investigations at the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He died in the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11 shortly after retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and taking the position of Director of Security for the World Trade Center. The composite CIA agent "Kirk" is shown dealing with various American allies, especially Northern Alliance leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, in Afghanistan. In addition, "Patricia", a CIA headquarters analyst, represents the views of the rank and file at CIA headquarters. The miniseries features dramatizations of various incidents summarized in the 9/11 Commission Report, and represented in high level discussions held within both the Clinton and Bush administrations. The final hour of the movie dramatizes the events of 9/11, including a re-creation of the second plane entering the World Trade Center, Tom Burnett's calls to his wife, and John Miller's reporting near the scene of the attacks. The film concludes with information about the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, as well as the performance evaluation the Commission gave the government when it reconvened in 2005.
The Christmas Shoes, 1h40
Directed by Andy Wolk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Christmas films, Musical films
Actors Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Max Morrow, Maria del Mar, Dorian Harewood, Shirley Douglas
Roles Ellen Layton
Rating66% 3.3473653.3473653.3473653.3473653.347365
Brillant avocat, Robert Layton a toujours privilégié sa carrière, au point de voir s'éloigner sa femme, Kate, et leur fille de douze ans, Lily. Lorsque Maggie Andrews, le professeur de Lily, dont cette dernière est très proche, tombe gravement malade, elle réalise que chaque moment passé auprès de son mari Jack et son fils Nathan compte. Ce dernier est bien déterminé à offrir à sa maman le plus beau des cadeaux de Noël : une paire de chaussures qui feront d'elle la plus belle...
Franklin and the Green Knight, 1h17
Origin Canada
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Alyson Stoner, Noah Reid, Liliana Mumy, Richard Newman, Shirley Douglas, Tinashe
Rating67% 3.390723.390723.390723.390723.39072
Franklin is excited about the coming of spring, because his parents have told him he'll become a big brother then. After talking with his friends about it, though, he begins to have mixed feelings. His mother reads a tale known throughout Woodland called The Quest of the Green Knight and Franklin decides to go on his own quest to end the unusually long winter, with his friend Snail as his squire.
Woman Wanted, 1h50
Directed by Kiefer Sutherland
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Holly Hunter, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Moriarty, Christopher Plummer, Carrie Preston, Shirley Douglas
Roles Peg
Rating56% 2.805152.805152.805152.805152.80515
The story is about a woman (Holly Hunter) who works as a housekeeper for a widower (Michael Moriarty) and his adult son (Kiefer Sutherland).
Barney's Great Adventure, 1h16
Directed by Steve Gomer
Origin USA
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about animals, Dinosaur films, Musical films, Children's films
Actors George Hearn, Shirley Douglas, Trevor Morgan, Kyla Pratt, John Dunn-Hill, Jeff Brooks
Roles Grandma
Rating31% 1.5589451.5589451.5589451.5589451.558945
Cody (Trevor Morgan), his sister Abby (Diana Rice), their best friend Marcella (Kyla Pratt), and their baby brother Fig are dropped off by their parents for a visit at their grandparents' farm. Cody gets hit in his face by a basketball by accident while Abby and Marcella laugh and rub a Barney doll in his face. Cody loses his patience and starts a game of "keep-away" by taking the Barney doll and runs off with it. The two girls go after Cody. He then hides the Barney doll in the shower in the bathroom and the girls catch up with him. Cody tells them to use their imagination and laughs when he thinks that it is not working. However, the doll comes to life and turns into Barney the purple dinosaur. Cody refuses to believe in Barney at first, claiming that imagination is just for kids and that "real dinosaurs don't talk and real dinosaurs don't laugh.
Redwood Curtain, 1h40
Directed by John Korty
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Jeff Daniels, Lea Salonga, Catherine Hicks, John Lithgow, Debra Monk, Shirley Douglas
Roles Schyler Noyes
Rating61% 3.054473.054473.054473.054473.05447
In her search for her biological father, an Amerasian piano prodigy comes to California's redwood forests to an area populated by Vietnam veterans unable to reintegrate into society.
Mesmer (1994)
, 1h47
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Alan Rickman, Donal Donnelly, Anna Thalbach, Amanda Ooms, David Burke, Simon McBurney
Roles Madame du Barry
Rating62% 3.1002653.1002653.1002653.1002653.100265
In 18th century Vienna, Franz Anton Mesmer believes he is able to heal patients by drawing out something unique from inside his patients. However, the only ones who seem to have improvements are the young ladies he helps. His controversial methods and their consequences lead him to leave Vienna and head to Paris. However, once there, he takes advantage of his unique methods to provide entertainment, which he is censured for by other doctors.
Shattered Trust: The Shari Karney Story, 1h34
Directed by Bill Corcoran
Origin USA
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Melissa Gilbert, Kate Nelligan, Shirley Douglas, Dick Latessa, Ellen Burstyn, Kenneth Welsh
Roles Vivian Karney
Rating59% 2.9585152.9585152.9585152.9585152.958515
Situated in the early 1980s, Shari Karney is a successful attorney, assigned to an incest case, involving a three-year-old girl, Christie, who is being molested by her father. She initially refuses to take the case, explaining that she isn't familiar with cases involving sexual abuse. She is later convinced by the child's mother, Darlene Holland, but the trial proves to be difficult. Nine months later, she is heavily invested in the case, which involves her private life. She has trouble sleeping at night and is often bothered by flashbacks of her own past. Whenever she tries to make love with her boyfriend Mark, she suffers panic attacks. She eventually attacks David Holland, the man charged, in the courtroom and is therefore sent to jail for two days.
Dead Ringers, 1h56
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Children's films, Jumeaux ou jumelles
Actors Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Shirley Douglas, Jill Hennessy, Stephen Lack, Jacqueline Hennessy
Roles Laura
Rating72% 3.649213.649213.649213.649213.64921
Elliot and Beverly Mantle are identical twins and gynecologists who jointly operate a highly successful clinical practice in Toronto that specializes in the treatment of female fertility problems. Elliot, the more confident and cynical of the two, seduces women who come to the Mantle Clinic. When he tires of them, the women are passed on to the shy and passive Beverly, while the women remain unaware of the substitution.
Shadow Dancing, 1h40
Genres Horror
Actors Nadine van der Velde, Christopher Plummer, John Colicos, Charmion King, Shirley Douglas, Kay Tremblay
Roles Nicole
Rating60% 3.0197653.0197653.0197653.0197653.019765
Jess is a struggling dancer trying to land a dream role in musical about Medusa. As she practices, the director, who has been haunted for decades by the memory of his former dancer and lover, notices how much she resembles his former lover. The ballerina had died in a bizarre on-stage accident 50 years ago while performing exactly the same dance that Jess is doing. As Jesse becomes more obsessed with winning the part she slowly takes on the physical and emotional characteristics of the woman. Eerily, as more unexplainable coincidences continue to surround the production making you wonder if someone or something is behind it all.
Lolita (1962)
, 2h33
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Films about sexuality, Films about pedophilia
Actors James Mason, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers, Sue Lyon, Lois Maxwell, Marianne Stone
Roles Mrs. Starch
Rating75% 3.7986253.7986253.7986253.7986253.798625
Set in the 1950s, the film begins in medias res near the end of the story, with a confrontation between two men: one of them, Clare Quilty, drunk and incoherent, plays Chopin's Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1 on the piano before being shot from behind a portrait painting of a young woman. The shooter is Humbert Humbert, a 40-something British professor of French literature.
Joe Macbeth, 1h30
Directed by Ken Hughes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, Films about royalty
Actors Paul Douglas, Ruth Roman, Bonar Colleano, Grégoire Aslan, Sid James, Kay Callard
Rating63% 3.1985053.1985053.1985053.1985053.198505
Hit man Joe MacBeth goes directly from the assassination of crime boss Duke's second-in-command Tommy to his own wedding, where bride Lily scolds him for being two hours late.