Shirley Douglas Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 13 Jul, 2019
Facts of Shirley Douglas
Date of Birth: 1934 , April-2
Age: 85 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Shirley Douglas
Birth Name Shirley Jean Douglas
Father Tommy Douglas
Mother Irma May Douglas
Nationality Canadian
Birth Place/City Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Net Worth $2.5 million
Children 3
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Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas is a well-known name in the film industry. She is famous for her talents on screen, on stage, and as a politician. The Order of Canada recipient Douglas gave 6 decades of her life to the acting field. Her incredible contribution to show business, social work and politics have made her an icon in Canada as well as across the world.

Early Life, Bio, Wiki, And Education Of Shirley Douglas

Shirley Douglas was born Shirley Jean Douglas on April 2, 1934, in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada to father Tommy Douglas and mother Irma May Douglas. Her father, the late Tommy Douglas was a Canadian statesman, Premier of Saskatchewan, and leader of the New Democratic Party. She has a sister named Joan Douglas.

CAPTION: Shirley Jean Douglas OC was born on April 2, 1934 SOURCE: Barney WIki

She is White as per ethnicity and is a Canadian by nationality. Douglas went to Central Collegiate Institute for her high school education and graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Shirley Douglas’ Professional Career, Charity And Activism

Douglas’ film career started back in 1955 when she acted in the film Joe MacBeth. After this, her next film role came in 1962’s Lolita. She then took a short hiatus from film making her comeback in 1983 after more than 20 years.

Shirley Douglas' other film credits are The Shower, Mesmer, Barney's Great Adventure, and The Law of Enclosures among others.

Likewise, her television career started in 1955 from the series Rheingold Theatre. Then in 1978, she did a title role on Nellie McClung.

Then she got the main role as May Bailey in the show Wind at My Back in 1996. The role would go on to become one of her better-known roles. She has done other famous TV shows like Flash Gordon, Robson Arms, and Degrassi: The Next Generation.

In addition to this, she also did a lot of work for various causes like the Civil Rights movement. She also worked actively against protesting the Vietnam War.

In addition to this, she also helped in establishing Friends of the Black Panthers, a fundraising group in support of the Civil Rights movement.

Shirley Douglas retired in 2013 after working around 63 years in show business.

Net Worth, Earnings, And Major Source Of Income

Shirley Douglas has a net worth of around $2.5 million as of July 2019. She made her fortune from her over 60 years as a professional actress and politician. Despite being an iconic celebrity the exact figures of her salary are not available. However, some sources claim that she earned $500,000 throughout her career.

According to MSN.com, her ex-husband Donald Sutherland's net worth is over $60 million. Before graduating with a degree in acting, Sutherland completed his graduation in engineering.

Shirley Douglas’ Personal Life

Douglas is single as of July 2019 but was married in the past to Donald Sutherland. They got married in 1966 and divorced in 1970.

CAPTION: Douglas is single as of July 2019 but was married in the past to Donald Sutherland SOURCE: Pinterest

From her marriage with Sutherland, she has a son named Kiefer Sutherland and a daughter named Rachel Sutherland.

She was also married to Timothy Emil Sicks but the exact date of their marriage and divorce are not available. She has a son Thomas Emil Sicks from her marriage to Timothy.

Shirley Douglas' Age and Height

  • Age: Actress Shirley Douglas is 85 years old in 2019.
  • Height: She is 5 feet 2 inches or 152 cm tall.

 

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