Jean Gascon

As a well-versed Canadian entertainer, Jean Gascon had a diverse career in the entertainment industry. Gascon's career can be traced back to his earliest role in the Richard Harris western "A Man Called Horse" (1970) ... Read more »
Born: 12/21/1921 in Montreal, Quebec, CA

Filmography

Actor (2)

The Lucky Star 1984 (Movie)

Priest (Actor)

A Man Called Horse 1970 (Movie)

Batise (Actor)

Biography

As a well-versed Canadian entertainer, Jean Gascon had a diverse career in the entertainment industry. Gascon's career can be traced back to his earliest role in the Richard Harris western "A Man Called Horse" (1970). In the seventies and the eighties, Gascon worked on "Le Diable dans la boite" (1977). Toward the end of his career, Gascon acted in "The Lucky Star" (1984). Jean Gascon passed away in April 1988 at the age of 67.

Milestones

1988

Had final film role in "À corps perdu"

1980

Appeared in "The Lucky Star"

1969

Had breakout film role in "A Man Called Horse"

Bonus Trivia

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In 1951, Gascon founded Canada's prestigious Théâtre du Nouveau Monde, which has since largely been credited as the country's very first professional theater company.

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Gascon was very active in Canada's burgeoning theater scene throughout the 60s and 70s, having served as Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival from 1968 to 1974.

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Gascon is widely considered to be one of the most influential 20th Century figures in Quebec theater.

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Long admired in his native country, Gascon was made Companion of the Order of Canada in 1975, one of the highest honors the country bestows upon it citizens.

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