Babz Chula

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Babz Chula
Born Barbara Ellen Zuckerman[1]
(1946-03-22)March 22, 1946
Springfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died May 7, 2010(2010-05-07) (aged 64)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Other names Babs Chula
Occupation Actress
Years active 1988–2005

Babz Chula (March 22, 1946 – May 7, 2010) was an American-born actress and long-time resident of Canada .[2]

Life and career[edit]

Babz Chula was born as Barbara Ellen Zuckerman in Springfield, Massachusetts.[3] She was raised in Jamaica, New York. She received the Artistic Achievement Award by the Vancouver Women in Film Society in 1995.[1][4]

She became a popular actress in Canada starting with her role in the Canadian film My American Cousin. She won acclaim for her community spirit, continuing to act in independent Canadian films while also acting in Hollywood films.[5]

In 2008, a group of actors and artists in Vancouver created the Babz Chula Lifeline for Artists Society, which helped raise funds for Chula's cancer treatment.

Her cancer treatments and the final months of her life were the subject of Anne Wheeler's National Film Board of Canada short documentary film, Chi.[6]

Babz Chula died peacefully in May 8, 2010 [7] at her home in Vancouver after a ten year struggle against breast cancer and an unrelated blood cancer.[8]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
2006 Home by Christmas Gail Harvey
The French Guy Elizabeth Murray Ann Marie Fleming
The Secret Vincent Perez
Criminal Intent Ruth George Erchbaumer
2008 The X-Files: I Want to Believe Surgeon Chris Carter
2004 Kathleen's Closet Kathleen Sheila Jordon
Gang of Love Rick Dobran
Seven Times Lucky Gary Yates
Croon Hillary Jones-Farrow
2003 Little Brother of War Police Lieutenant Damon Vignale
2003 Moving Malcolm Gisha Ben Ratner
2002 Cheats Mrs. Rosengarden Andrew Gurland
Bitten Mother Clauida Morgado
2001 Last Wedding Bobbie Bruce Sweeney
1999 Double Jeopardy Ruby Bruce Beresford
1998 Dirty Angie Bruce Sweeney
1997 Silent Cradle Cye Block Paul Ziller
Barbeque...A Love Story Stacey Kirk
The Ex Dr. Lillian Jonas Mark Leste
1995 Live Bait Helen MacIntosh Bruce Sweeney
The Love Charm Robert Rondau
Power of Attorney Angela Howard Himelstein
Pyromaniacs Love Story Ass pincher's wife Josh Brand
1994 Valentine's Day Barb Mike Hoolboom
Kanada Charlie Mike Hoolboom
1992 The Date Niko Theoderaskis
North of Pittsburgh Linda Richard Martin
1991 Run Poker Player (as Babs Chula) Geoff Burrowes
1989 In Search of the Last Good Man Peg Campbell
American Boyfriends Dolly, Butch's Mother Sandy Wilson
Immediate Family Birthday Girl's Mom Jonathan Kaplan
Cousins Mrs. Davidow Joel Schumacher
1988 The Accused Woman Lawyer Jonathan Kaplan
1985 My American Cousin Dolly Walker Sandy Wilson
1984 Runaway Construction Foreperson (as Babs Chulla) Michael Crichton

Selected movies of the week[edit]

Selected Television Appearances[edit]

  • 2007 | Final 24 | 1 Episode [14]
  • 2004 | The Days | 3 Episodes [15]
  • 2004 | The L Word | 1 Episode [16]
  • 2000–2003 | Yvon of the Yukon | Unknown Episodes [17]
  • 2002 | John Doe | 1 Episode [18]
  • 2002 | Bliss | 1 Episode [19]
  • 1999–2001 | These Arms of Mine | 5 Episodes [20]
  • 1999 | Cold Squad | 1 Episode [21]
  • 1998 | Police Academy | 1 episode [22]
  • 1993–1996 | Madison | 8 Episodes [23]
  • 1991 | The Commish | 6 Episodes [24]

Voice Work[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.northernstars.ca/actorsabc/chula_bio.html
  2. ^ Lederman, Marsha (7 May 2010). "Vancouver actor Babz Chula dies at 63". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Film Reference biography
  4. ^ http://www.womeninfilm.ca/spotlight.html
  5. ^ a b http://www.wif.org
  6. ^ Adams, James (19 April 2013). "Chi: Up close and personal with the art of dying". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  7. ^ http://www.canada.com/story.html?id=dde5cf38-584e-4bfd-bc1d-d72964f8b317
  8. ^ http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/vancouver-actor-babz-chula-dies-at-63/article1211067/
  9. ^ Template:Http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0337950/fullcredits?ref =tt ql 1 Croon
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0239254/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1 Becoming Dick
  11. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0235023/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  12. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0178052/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  13. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111014/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  14. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1020621/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1 Final 24
  15. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413559/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  16. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0330251/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  17. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233129/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  18. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0320038/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  19. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0302076/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  20. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0207929/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  21. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0138959/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  22. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0126168/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  23. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108845/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1
  24. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101069/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ql_1

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