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Canadian actors' union salutes native son Shatner

Canadian actors' union salutes native son Shatner
TORONTO -- Canada's actors union is scheduled to honor William Shatner with an award of excellence in his birthplace Nov. 22. Shatner, best known as Capt. Kirk, from the original "Star Trek", will receive the award in Montreal during the Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists' 60th anniversary celebration. "We are thrilled to recognize William Shatner's illustrious career and 50-year contribution to the film and television industry," Matt Holland, president of ACTRA's Montreal branch, said in a statement Wednesday. After studying at McGill University in Montreal, Shatner started out as An Actor in radio and theater before moving to TV work in New York and later Hollywood. In all, he has starred in about 100 film and TV roles.

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