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Peter Donat


Born - 20 January 1928, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died - 10 September 2018

Resolute, slightly careworn Canadian actor with receding brown hair, the nephew of English superstar Robert Donat. Born Pierre Donat, he went to the United States in the early 1950s and got his first Broadway lead in 1957. He had already broken into TV with the telefilm The Clay of Kings (1953) and concentrated mainly on that medium and the theatre. Occasional films include Lost Lagoon (1957), John Brown's Body (1962), Der Revolver des Korporals (1967), My Old Man's Place (1971), The Godfather Part II (1974), Russian Roulette (1975), Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977), The China Syndrome (1978), Highpoint (1981), The Bay Boy (1984), Unfinished Business (1987), Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988), The War of the Roses (1989), The Babe (1992), Red Corner (1997), The Game (1997) and The Deep End (2001). His last work was in the TV movie Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle in 2003. The first of his two marriages, to actress Michael Learned, brought him three sons. He died from diabetes complications.