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Al Waxman
Original name: Albert Samuel Waxman
Birth: Mar. 2, 1935
Ontario, Canada
Death: Jan. 18, 2001
Ontario, Canada

Actor. He is best remembered for his starring roles in the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) television series "King of Kensington" that ran from 1975 to 1980 and the Columbia Broadcasting System television drama series "Cagney and Lacy" as 'Lt. Bert Samuels' that ran from 1982 until 1988. He was born Albert Samuel Waxman in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Jewish immigrant parents from Poland. His parents operated a small restaurant and his father died when he was nine years old. His acting career began at the age of 12 on CBC radio but it was not until 1975, when he began playing the role of 'Larry King' on "King of Kensington", that he became a Canadian icon. In 1986 he and Anita Waxman were associate producers of the first London revival of Irving Berlin's musical "Annie Get Your Gun." In the 1990s, he appeared in a variety of films and television shows but began spending more time acting and directing in the theater. In 1991 he hosted "Missing Treasures," a television show which profiled missing children in Canada. He was also a founding member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He also appeared at the Stratford Festival in Stratford Ontario, beginning with his critically acclaimed performance as Willy Loman in "Death of a Salesman" in 1997 and he directed "Anne Frank" at the Stratford Festival in 2000. His last television role was as celestial 'Judge Othneil' in "Twice in a Lifetime" from 1999 up to the time of his death in Toronto at the age of 65 while undergoing elective heart bypass surgery. He received many tributes for his volunteer and philanthropic work. In 1978 he was honored with the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal and in 1989 he was the recipient of the B'nai Brith of Canada Humanitarian Award. In 1996 he was inducted into the Order of Ontario and in 1997 into the Order of Canada and was awarded the best actor Gemini Award for his performance in the television film "Net Worth." In 1998 he was given the Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement in Canadian television. A statue erected in his honor stands in Kensington Market, in downtown Toronto. During his career, he acted or directed in over 1,000 productions on radio, television, film, and stage. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 

Cause of death: Complications following a heart bypass operation
Pardes Shalom Cemetery
York Regional Municipality
Ontario, Canada
Plot: Community Section
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Record added: Feb 03, 2001
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