MOST FAMOUS CANADIANS

Here are the most famous Canadians and what they are famous for.  Their last names start with letters D-G.  You can find more famous Canucks if you check under specific categories (music, actors, etc.).   Or you can click on a name for more information about that Canadian.



MOST FAMOUS CANADIANS

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Dallaire, Roméo  -  Lieutenant-General (Commander of the United Nations Mission in Rwanda, UN Advisor) 

Davies, Robertson - Writer/Journalist (Salterton Trilogy,  Fifth Business,  Cornish Trilogy)
De Carlo, Yvonne - Actress (The Ten Commandments, Band of Angels, McLintock!)
Dewhurst, Colleen -,Actress (A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Trial of Susan B. Anthony ,  Anne of Green Gables, Road to Avonlea)
Diefenbaker, John - Prime Minister  (Appointed 1st female minister in Canadian history  & 1st aboriginal member of the Senate) 
Dion, Celine - Singer ("My Heart Will Go On", "Because You Loved Me" "Where Does My Heart Beat Now") 
Dionne Quintuplets -  First quintuplets known to have survived infancy.
Doherty, Dennis -  Singer/Songwriter/Musician ( founding member of the 1960s musical group The Mamas & the Papas)

Doohan, James - Actor (Star Trek)

Drake -  Rapper, Actor (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Thank Me Later,  Take Care, Nothing Was the Same, OVO Sound)

Dryden, Ken - Goalie (Montreal Canadiens, Hockey Hall of Fame,  #25 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players) 
Durance, Erica - Actress (Lois Lane on the TV series Smallville, and Dr. Alex Reid on the medical drama series Saving Hope)
Durbin, Deanna - Actress, Singer (Three Smart Girls, One Hundred Men and a Girl, Lady on a Train)

MOST FAMOUS CANADIANS

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Egoyan, Adam -  Film Director (Erotica,  The Sweet Hereafter,  Chloe)

Elliott, David James - Actor (Street Legal, JAG, The Man Who Lost Himself)

Emmett, Rik - Musician (Triumph)

Esposito, Phil - Hockey Player (18 Seasons in NHL, Hockey Hall of Fame, named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players' in history)

Evangelista, Linda - Model (Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle, one of the most accomplished and influential models of all time)

Ezrin, Bob - Record Producer (Kiss, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple)

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Feist -  Musician (Broken Social Scene, "1,234")
Fillion, Nathan - Actor (One Life to Live, Castle)
Fisher, Mike - Hockey Player (19 Seasons in NHL, Ottawa Senators, Nashville Predators, Married to Carrie Underwood)

Fleming, Sandford - Engineer/Inventor (creator of Universal Standard Time)

Foley, Dave - Actor (Kids in the Hall)

Follows, Megan - Actress (Anne of Green Gables, Reign)

Ford, Glenn - Actor (Gilda, The Big Heat, Blackboard Jungle)

Forrester, Maureen - Opera Singer (New York City Opera, Metropoitan Opera, Companion of the Order of Canada)

Foster, David - Music Producer (Celion Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Natalie Cole)

Fox, Michael J. - Actor (Family Ties, Back to the Future, Spin City)

Fox, Terry  - Athlete ( embarked on an east to west cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research)

Furnish, David - Filmmaker (co-chief of Rocket Pictures with Elton John)

Furtado, Nelly - Singer/Songwriter (Whoa, Nelly", "I'm Like a Bird", "Say What You Want")

Frye, Northrop - Literary Critic ( one of the most influential of the 20th century)

MOST FAMOUS CANADIANS

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Gadon, Sarah - Actress (Alias Grace)
Gadon, Sarah - Actress (Alias Grace, Enemy, Cosmpolis)

Garber, Victor - Actor (Alias, Titanic, Argo)
Galbraith, John Kenneth - Economist (American Capitalism, The Affluent Society, The New Industrial State)
Garneau, Marc - Astronaut (First Canadian in Space, 3 flights aboard NASA Space shuttles)

Gehry, Frank - Architect (Guggenheim Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Louis Vuitton Foundation)
George, Chief Dan - Author/Actor (Little Big Man, The Outlaw Josey Wales)

Gosling, James - Computer Scientist (Creator and lead designer behind the Java programming language)
Gosling, Ryan - Actor (The Notebook, Half Nelson, La La Land)
Gould, Glenn - Classical Pianist (celebrated pianist and prolific broadcaster)
Greene, Graham - Actor (Dances with Wolves, North of 60, Longmire)
Greene, Lorne - Actor (Bonanza, Battlestar Galactica, Lorne Greene's New Wilderness)
Gretzky, Wayne - Hockey Player (20 years in NHL, Edmonton Oliers, Los Angeles Kings, called the greatest hockey player by many)