|Birth: ||May 7, 1928|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1995|
British Columbia, Canada
Actor. Gerussi was born of Greek heritage in 1928 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. He attended the Banff School of Fine Arts in Banff, Alberta, and would go onto an acting career that would span over 40 years and become one of Canada's most recognizable actors. He began is acting career in 1954 when he became a prominent stage actor at the Stratford Festival appearing in many notable Shakespearean roles in such plays as, "Romeo And Juliet" "Twelfth Night" "Julius Caesar" and "The Crucible. Also during the 1950s and 1960s he worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), where he helped with the production of and appeared in the televised dramas, "The Crucible" (1959), "Riel" (1961), and "Galileo" (1963). In 1972 he got the role of a lifetime when he played 'Nick Adonidas' on the long-running television series, "The Beachcombers" (1972-1990). The series would make Gerussi more of a star then he already was and in its 18 years before its cancellation by the CBC in 1990, it had an estimated 315 episodes and tons of viewers. In 1977 he appeared in the television series, "The Newcomers" and also hosted the "Celebrity Cooks" television series from 1977 to 1981. Among Gerussi's many film roles are, "Artisans De Notre Histoire, Volume 7: La Confederation" (1995), "Prince For A Day" (1995), "The Hitman" (1991), "The Magic Of Aladdin" (1989), "Do Not Fold, Staple, Spindle, Or Mutilate" (1967), "Twelfth Night" (1964), and "Alexander Galt: The Stubborn Idealist" (1962). Among his television roles are, "Side Effects" "Hangin' In" "Wojeck" "McQueen" "Cobra" "E.N.G." "The Raccoons" "Trying Times" "Seeing Things" and as a guest panelist on "Front Page Challenge." He later went on and hosted many Canada Day telecasts and the opening of the Canada National Arts Centre. He was married to Ida Gerussi who died in 1964 and was the father of casting director Tina Gerussi and assistant film director Nico Gerussi. Bruno Gerussi died on November 21, 1995, after suffering a heart attack at the Vancouver, British Columbia, home of his longtime companion, Judge Nancy Morrison. He was 67 years old. (bio by: K)
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered off British Columbia
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Record added: Jun 07, 2000
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Thank you for the memories............|
a sincere fan
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Thanks for the wonderful memories. Still look at The Beachcombers........RIP♥♥♥Nick Adonidas|
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