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Robert Christie
Born
Robert Wallace Christie

(1913-09-20)September 20, 1913
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
DiedMay 22, 1996(1996-05-22) (aged 82)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActor
Years active1950–1989
Spouse(s)
  • Marguerite Eliza "Margot" Syme (1937-1964); 2 daughters
  • Grania Mortimer (1964-1996; his death); 2 sons 1 daughter

Robert Wallace Christie (September 20, 1913, Toronto – May 22, 1996, Toronto) was a Canadian actor and director.

He was born in Toronto in 1913 and received a B.A. from the University of Toronto. In 1936, he moved to England where he performed with various companies including the Old Vic Company. He served with the Canadian Army during World War II. After the war, he joined the CBC Radio Drama Department. He performed the role of Sir John A. Macdonald in the 1949 play Riel by John Coulter. He reprised his role in the CBC Television educational series Exploring Minds.

He joined the performing company at the Stratford Festival in 1953 and appeared on Broadway in Tamburlaine by Christopher Marlowe in 1956 and Love and Libel by Robertson Davies in 1960. In 1967, he appeared on CBC television in the series Hatch's Mill. He taught acting at Ryerson Polytechnic University.

Personal life

He married British actress Marguerite Eliza "Margot" Syme on March 4, 1937 and was later divorced.[1] They had two daughters, actress/singer Dinah Christie and artist Cedar Christie. He married Canadian production and stage manager Grania Mortimer on July 17, 1964. They had one daughter, Fiona Christie, and two sons, Matthew Christie and David Christie.

References

  1. ^ "Ancestry Library Edition". search.ancestrylibrary.com.
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