Actor Michael J. Fox and comedian Martin Short are among five Canadians that will be recognized by the Governor General this year for a lifetime of achievement in the performing arts.
Fox, is known for his work in television, including roles on Family Ties and Spin City, as well as in film, notably in the Back to the Future trilogy.
The 55-year-old Edmonton native, who holds dual Canadian-American citizenship, is also being recognized for his humanitarian work in establishing a foundation for research into Parkinson’s disease\
He’s been living with it since 1991.
Short, who’s 60, was born and raised in Hamilton. He got his start in show business as a member of Toronto’s Second City Improv troupe and then SCTV before joining the cast of Saturday Night Live in 1984
The two will be honoured at a gala at the National Arts Centre on June 29.
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