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Susan Douglas Rubes

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B: March 13, 1925 in Vienna, Austria
D: January 23, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario

Susan Douglas was born Zuzka Zenta and travelled to North America when she was 14 years old. When she began her acting career she went looking for a stage name and settled on Susan Douglas after choosing it at random from a phone book. She appeared on Broadway and on television. She met and married Jan Rubes and became the founder in Toronto of the Young People’s Theatre in 1966. She left YPT in 1979 to become the head of CBC Radio Drama. Susan Douglas Rubes was honoured by being made a member of the Order of Canada.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami (1947)
Lost Boundaries (1949)
The M.P. and the Mouse (TV-1949)

Forbidden Journey (1950)
The Play’s the Thing (TV-1950)
Five (1951)
The Narrow Corner (TV-1951)

Face-Off (1971)

Jen’s Place (1982)
The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick (1988)

The Thriller (TV-1990)
The Last Best Year (TV-1990)
Boozecan (1994)
Black and Blue (TV-1999)

TV Series – Cast:
Max Click (1990-1992)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Adderly (1987)
Katts and Dog (1989)

Street Legal (1993)
Due South (1997)

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;Forbidden Journey, 1950 Northernstars Collection movie poster;
This poster image was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection