Chief Dan George

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    • Chief Dan George

      ChiefDanGeorge1.jpgCHIEF DAN GEORGE

      Date of Birth
      24 July 1899,
      North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

      Date of Death
      23 September 1981,
      Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (heart failure)

      Birth Name

      For full biography, please see:-
      Chief Dan George- Wikipedia

      Chief Dan George was born with the names Geswanouth Slahoot
      (which was anglicized as Dan Slaholt) to a tribal chief on Burrard Indian Reserve No. 3
      in North Vancouver.
      His last name was changed to George when he entered a mission boarding school at the age of 5,
      where the use of his native language was discouraged, if not forbidden.

      After spending much of his early life as a longshoreman, a construction worker,
      and a school bus driver, Chief Dan George auditioned for the role of
      Ol' Antoine on Cariboo Country (1960), a CBC television series, and was offered the part.
      On the strength of his performance in the series,
      and after playing the same part in Smith! (1969) a Disney adaptation
      of one the show's episodes, based on "Breaking Smith's Quarterhorse" a novella by
      Paul St. Pierre_ and starring Glenn Ford,
      he was asked to play Old Lodge Skins in Little Big Man (1970);
      this role led to a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 1970.
      He continued to appear in a variety of films, and also became an accomplished stage actor.

      He became an influential speaker on the rights of the native peoples of North America.
      He died in 1981 on the same Indian Reserve where he was born.
      - IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Hodson

      Chief Dan George played old Moses Paul in 'Spirit of the Wind', a film made in 1979
      by John Logue and Ralph Liddle that was never released in the US until recently.
      Chief Dan George's maturity as an actor in this film, his last, playing a scruffy,
      venerable trainer of sled-dogs, provided an aura of authenticity
      to the strenuous efforts of first-time actor Pius Savage to play George Attla,
      as he learns the art of dog mushing and prepares to enter his first Rondy competition
      in Fairbanks. The film, except for Slim Pickens as the local shopkeeper,
      has an entirely Native American cast, and includes a scintillating musical score
      by Buffy Saint Marie, herself a Native Canadian of the Cree Nation.
      The Montreal Star wrote, 'Slim Pickens and Chief Dan George show
      why they are among the most noteworthy character actors ever to have graced the screen.'
      - IMDb Mini Biography By: Susan Solomon

      Was chief of the Burrard Band of North Vancouver, British Columbia
      (aka the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation today), from 1951 to 1963.
      Although the position is elected, not hereditary, his son is chief today.

      Besides television and the movies, was also a successful Canadian stage actor
      and appeared in The Ectasy of Rita Joe in 1967

      Was a successful poet. Wrote two books of poetry, My Heart Soars (1974)
      and My Spirit Soars (1982). Also recited his famous work, "Lament for Confederation,"
      at Vancouver, British Columbia's 1967 Canadian Centennial celebrations in Empire Stadium;
      the speech was a stirring - and unexpected - indictment of colonialism's impact on
      First Nations people and helped galvanize native political activism in British Columbia,
      and also created support and awareness among non-natives.
      Always insisted on playing "good" First Nation characters.

      Until 1959 (when he was 60 years old), he worked as a longshoreman,
      logger and itinerant musician.

      He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on June 25, 1971
      for his services to Canada.

      He is commemorated on one of a set of postage stamps (issued in 2008)
      honoring prominent Canadians in Hollywood.

      The other stamps feature Marie Dressler, Norma Shearer, and Raymond Burr
      Actor Donald Sutherland quoted from his poem "My Heart Soars"
      in the the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games.

      A public middle school is named for Chief Dan George in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
      Chief Dan George also has an elementary public school named after him in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

      1972-1981 The Beachcombers (TV Series) ...Chief Moses Charlie
      - Dowser (1981) ... Chief Moses Charlie
      - The Tray Tree (1981) ... Chief Moses Charlie
      - Voice of the People (1981) ... Chief Moses Charlie
      - The Singing Death Man (1979) ... Chief Moses Charlie
      - The Talking Stick (1978) ... Chief Moses Charlie
      in all 8 episodes...
      1980 Nothing Personal ...Oscar
      1980 Matt and Jenny (TV Series) ...Dquaga
      - Skiba, the Bear (1980) ... Dquaga
      1979 Spirit of the Wind ...Moses
      1979 Americathon ...Sam Birdwater
      1979 The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)...Lone Wolf
      - Kindred Spirits (1979) ... Lone Wolf
      1978 Centennial (TV Mini-Series) ...Old Sioux
      - The Yellow Apron (1978) ... Old Sioux
      1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series) ...Eddie
      - Class Underachiever (1978) ... Eddie
      1978 Pump It Up
      1976 Shadow of the Hawk ...Old Man Hawk
      1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales ...Lone Watie
      1975 McCloud (TV Series) ...Chief Stillwater
      - Showdown at Times Square (1975) ... Chief Stillwater
      1975 Ourstory (TV Series) ...Cononicus
      - The Peach Gang (1975) ... Cononicus
      1975 Cold Journey
      1974 Harry and Tonto ...Sam Two Feathers
      1974 The Bears and I ...Chief Peter A-Tas-Ka-Nay
      1974 Alien Thunder ...Sounding Sky
      1974 A Different Drum (Short) ...Grandfather
      1973 Kung Fu (TV Series) ...Ancient Warrior
      - The Ancient Warrior (1973) ... Ancient Warrior
      1972 À bon pied, bon oeil
      1972 Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series) ...Charlie
      - Heartbeat for Yesterday (1972) ... Charlie
      1972 Cancel My Reservation ...Old Bear
      1972 The Special London Bridge Special (TV Movie) ...The Big Chief
      1972 Cade's County (TV Series) ...Taxkahe
      - The Witness (1972) ... Taxkahe
      1971 Bonanza (TV Series) ...Red Cloud
      - Warbonnet (1971) ... Red Cloud
      1971 The Manipulators (TV Series)
      - Pokey (1971)
      1970 Little Big Man ...Old Lodge Skins
      1969 The High Chaparral (TV Series) ...Chief Morales
      - Apache Trust (1969) ... Chief Morales
      1969 Smith! ...Ol' Antoine
      1966 Festival (TV Series) ...Ol' Antoine
      - How to Break a Quarter Horse (1966) ... Ol' Antoine
      1964 The Littlest Hobo (TV Series) ...Eagle
      - Cougar Hunter (1964) ... Eagle
      1960 Cariboo Country (TV Series) ...Ol' Antoine
      - Under the Blanket (1960) ... Ol' Antoine
      - Strong Medicine (1960) ... Ol' Antoine

      1977 The New Mickey Mouse Club (TV Series) ...Himself
      - C-109 (1977) ... Himself
      1977 Indian (Documentary) ...Himself
      1976 Eastwood in Action (Documentary short) ...Himself
      1975 He Comes Without Calling (Short) ...Himself
      1975 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) ..Himself
      - Episode #13.38 (1975) ... Himself
      1974 Chief Dan George Speaks ...Himself
      1974 Man Belongs to the Earth (Documentary short) ...Himself
      1973 V.I.P.-Schaukel (TV Series documentary) ...Himself
      - Episode #3.4 (1973) ... Himself
      1971 Telescope (TV Series documentary) ...- Chief Dan George (1971)
      1971 The 43rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) ...Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in Supporting Role
      1971 The Virginia Graham Show (TV Series) ...Himself
      - Episode dated 24 March 1971 (1971) ... Himself
      1971 The David Frost Show (TV Series) ...Himself
      - Episode #3.118 (1971) ... Himself
      - Episode #3.87 (1971) ... Himself
      1971 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) ...Himself - Actor
      - Episode #10.119 (1971) ... Himself - Actor
      1970 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series) ..Himself
      - Episode dated 17 December 1970 (1970) ... Himself
      - Episode #5.61 (1970) ... Himself

      Archive footage
      2003 Inventing Grace, Touching Glory (Documentary) ...Himself
      1999 Life and Times (TV Series documentary) ...Himself
      - Today Is a Good Day: Remembering Chief Dan George (1999) ... Himself
      1999 Hell Hath No Fury (Video documentary short) ...Himself
      1981 Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen (TV Movie documentary) ...Himself
      1976 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) ...Chief Peter A-Tas-Ka-Nay
      - The Bears and I: Part 2 (1976) ... Chief Peter A-Tas-Ka-Nay
      - The Bears and I: Part 1 (1976) ... Chief Peter A-Tas-Ka-Nay
      Best Wishes
      London- England
    • Chief Dan George, OC (July 24, 1899 – September 23, 1981)
      was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band
      whose Indian reserve is located on Burrard Inlet in the southeast area of the
      District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


      He was also an actor, poet and author; his best-known written work was "My Heart Soars".
      As an actor, he is best remembered for portraying Old Lodge Skins
      opposite Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man (1970),
      for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

      Chief Dan George, is technically one of Duke's 'Pals of the Saddle- Cowboys'
      as he appeared in movie that involved Duke

      Cancel My Reservation

      It was really a Bob Hope movie, so it seemed more appropriate,
      considering the Chief's stature, to make him a Honory Guest
      Best Wishes
      London- England