Nell (née Helen Barham) Shipman, screenwriter, actor, director, producer, author (born in Victoria, British Columbia on 25 Oct 1892; died in Cabazon, California on 23 Jan 1970). Nell Shipman's first starring role in a major film was in the silent movie God's Country and the Woman (1916), which was an overnight success. Starring roles in 10 other films, mostly for Vitagraph, were followed by a seven-year contract offer from Samuel Goldwyn in 1917.
Victor Sarin, cinematographer, director, producer, writer (born at Srinagar, India 1941). Vic Sarin was born in Kashmir and spent his teenage years in Australia where his father was a diplomat. After a short stint as a news cameraman in Australia, he came to Canada in 1963. He landed a job with the CBC and shot a number of its prestigious dramas during the 1980s.
Beatrice Gladys (Lady Robert Peel) Lillie, comedienne (b at Toronto 29 May 1894; d at Henley-on-Thames, Eng 20 Jan 1989). Her saucy songs and unruly rope of pearls made her a beloved revue entertainer. To Noël Coward, a frequent collaborator, she was simply "the funniest woman in the world.