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Gordon Tootoosis


Born - 25 October 1941, Poundmaker Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died - 5 July 2011

Heavy-built, impassive Native Canadian Cree actor mostly typecast - he played characters called Chief Big Bear, Eddie Bear, Standing Bear and Growling Bear, as well as assorted Wolves, Foxes and Eagles, but kept in pretty regular employment over the years after a film debut in Alien Thunder (1973). Among his credits since then are Mary Ann (1978), Stone Fox (1987) Black Robe (1991), Leaving Normal (1992), Legends of the Fall (1994), Lone Star (1996), Song of Hiawatha (1997), Deception (2000), Now & Forever (2002), Seven Times Lucky (2004), Bear with Me (2005), Mr Soul (2006) and Guns, Girls and Gambling (2011), his last, although there were also many, many TV movies and, almost inevitably, voice work in Disney's Pocahontas (1995). He died from pneumonia.