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Jan Rubes

Actor/singer

Born - 6 June 1920, Volyne, Czech Republic
Died - 29 June 2009

Round-faced, avuncular Czech actor who began his career as a bass singer, and emigrated in 1948 to Canada, where he made his film acting debut in Forbidden Journey (1950). As a top character player it was difficult to put a name to, Rubes enjoyed a busy acting career, and soon had homes in both Canada and the US. Later films include The Incredible Journey (1963), Deadly Harvest (1977), Witness (1984, as the Amish patriarch), Dead of Winter (1987), Deceived (1991) and Appasionata (2006), his last. He died from complications following a stroke.