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Gordon Pinsent was born on July 12, 1930, until his death on February 25, 2023, at the age of 92. He was a Canadian actor, writer, director, and singer. He was known for his roles in numerous productions, including Away from Her, The Rowdyman, John and the Missus, A Gift to Last, Due South, The Red Green Show and Quentin Durgens, M.P. He was the voice of Babar the Elephant in television and film from 1989 to 2015.
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Gordon Edward Pinsent CC FRSC was born on July 12, 1930, until his death on February 25, 2023, at the age of 92. He is the youngest of six children, was born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland (present-day Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada). His siblings are Harry Pinsent, Hazel Pinsent, Lil Pinsent, Nita Pinsent, and Haig Pinsent. His mother, Florence “Flossie” (née Cooper), was originally from Clifton, Newfoundland and his father, Stephen Arthur Pinsent, was a paper mill worker and cobbler originally from Dildo, Newfoundland.
Pinsent’s mother was “quiet spoken” and a religious Anglican; the family was descended from immigrants from Kent and Devon in England. He was a self-described “awkward child” who suffered from rickets. Pinsent began acting on stage in the 1940s at the age of 17. He soon took on roles in radio drama on the CBC, and later moved into television and film as well. In the early 1950s, he took a break from acting and joined the Canadian Army, serving for approximately four years as a private in The Royal Canadian Regiment.
His professional acting career began in 1957 at Winnipeg’s Theatre 77 (later known as the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre) under the direction of John Hirsch. In the years that followed, he performed in many theatrical productions in Winnipeg, Toronto and at the Stratford Festival. He appeared in Scarlett Hill and The Forest Rangers in the early 1960s.. He has since become a staple of Canadian television with roles including the series Quentin Durgens, M.P., A Gift to Last (which he created), The Red Green Show, Due South, Wind at My Back and Power Play. The pilot episode of A Gift to Last was adapted for the stage by Walter Learning and Alden Nowlan and has become a perennial Canadian Christmas favourite in regional theatres across the country.
His movie roles include The Rowdyman, Who Has Seen the Wind, John and the Missus, The Shipping News and Away from Her. He wrote the screenplays for The Rowdyman and John and the Missus. Perhaps his best-known early film role was that of the President of the United States in the 1970 science fiction cult classic Colossus: The Forbin Project. He starred in a role called Horse Latitudes based upon Donald Crowhurst, now featured in Deep Water.
In 1979 Gordon Pinsent was made an officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1998. In 2006, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. On March 6, 2007, it was announced that Pinsent would receive a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. On March 8, 2007, it was publicly announced in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that Pinsent had accepted the appointment of honorary chairman of the “Building for the Future” fundraising campaign for The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum. During the 2008, 2010 and 2011 summer periods of CBC Radio One, Pinsent presented a radio documentary series called The Late Show featuring extended obituaries of notable Canadians whom the producers believed deserved attention.
Pinsent appeared in one of Canadian director Stephen Dunn’s early short films titled Life Doesn’t Frighten Me, which won various awards, including the CBC Short Film Face-Off, with a cash prize of $30,000. The film also won awards at the Toronto Student Film Festival and the Tribeca Film Festival in 2013. Most recently he had a guest starring role as Maurice Becker on the February 3, 2010 episode of Canadian television series Republic of Doyle. He was also a featured guest reader on Bookaboo.
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Gordon Pinsent attained notoriety when a comedic segment of him reading dramatically from Justin Bieber’s autobiography on This Hour Has 22 Minutes went viral on October 20, 2010. His first memoir, By the Way, was published in 1992 by Stoddart Publishing. His second, Next (with George Anthony), was published in 2012 by McClelland and Stewart. He has written seven screenplays, including The Rowdyman and John and the Missus. His plays include Easy Down Easy (1987) and Brass Rubbings (1989).
Gordon Pinsent Age
Gordon Pinsent was 92 years at the time of his death.
Gordon Pinsent was married to his Charmion King, they had their wedding in 1962. His wife as an actress and they remained together until her death in 2007. Pinsent had three children and their daughter, Leah Pinsent, is also an actress. Pinsent also has two children from a previous marriage.
Gordon Pinsent Children
Gordon Pinsent had three children. He shares all children from two marriages. He had one child, a daughter Leah Pinsent with his second wife actress Charmion King. His children Beverly Kennedy, and Barry Kennedy were born from an earlier marriage.
Gordon Pinsent Cause of death
Gordon Pinsent’s cause of death was not immediately released on February 25, 2023, when his two daughters and his son announced that Pinsent passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family.
Gordon Pinsent Parents
Gordon Pinsent was born in Grand Falls, Newfoundland. He was the son of Florence Cooper (mother) and Stephen Arthur Pinsent (father). His mother, Florence was originally from Clifton, Newfoundland and his father, Stephen Arthur Pinsent, was a paper mill worker and cobbler.
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