Cayle Chernin

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Cayle Chernin
Born Cayle Vivian Chernin
(1947-12-04)December 4, 1947
Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died February 18, 2011(2011-02-18) (aged 63)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, producer, writer
Years active 1970—2011

Cayle Vivian Chernin (December 4, 1947 — February 18, 2011)[1] was a Canadian actress, writer, and producer born in Glace Bay, on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. She began her career with a small, but important, role in Donald Shebib's Canadian film Goin' Down the Road (1970).[1] She later produced award-winning documentaries, and acted in film, television and theatre.[1]

Chernin had ovarian cancer which was rapidly spreading but died of a virus she caught in hospital on February 18, 2011 at the age of 63.[2] Diagnosed in June 2010, she filmed a sequel to Goin' Down the Road titled Down the Road Again, in October 2010.[1] The film was theatrically released posthumously in October 2011.[3] Co-star Jayne Eastwood stated that Chernin put off cancer treatment in order to complete the film. Chernin resided in Toronto, Ontario at the time of her death.[2] Contrary to Eastwood's quote, Cayle Chernin was diagnosed in May, rejected chemotherapy, and embarked on alternative treatments during the course of the film.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Lunau, Kate (March 23, 2011). "The end: Cayle Vivian Chernin – 1947-2011". Maclean's. Archived from the original on 15 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "'Goin' Down the Road' actress Cayle Chernin dead at 63". Canadian Press. February 20, 2011. Archived from the original on 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-02-20. 
  3. ^ Quill, Greg (2011-10-21). "Goin' down memory lane". The Toronto Star. Toronto. p. E3. Retrieved 2012-02-16. 

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