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BIOGRAPHY FOR DENIS FOREST
Name: Denis Forest
Pronunciation: Denee Foray
Date of Birth: 5 September 1960
Birth Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Date of Death: [Probably PST] 18 March 2002
[Probably EST] 19 March 2002
Denis was only 41.
Denis had a congenital heart problem, and it was the death of him.

Attention: I think that I must convey accurate information about Denis. His friend that lived in L.A. said it was 18th, but his family said it was 19th. I think that it might be time of difference because there is a time difference of three hours between EST and PST. But I cannot yet confirm time of his death. Thank you for your understanding.
Location of Death: Los Angeles, California, USA
Works: Actor, painter/sculptor, and writer
Language: English and French
Height: 6' (183cm) or over
... It may not be accurate measurement. But Denis' nephew Luk will tell me it if he finds more accurate measurement.
Eye Color: Green
Hair: Beautiful blond
Family: Father... Paul Forest. He was a travelling salesman of Lladro.

Mother ... Laureane. She died in 2001.

Sister... Louise was couple of years older than Denis. She died from same heart problem of Denis in 2001.

Nephew... Luk Forest (Son of Louise)

Grandfather... Edward Forest. (Father of Paul) He was a train driver.
Training: Graduate Ryerson Theatre School (Toronto)
Awards: 1983.. "Mein" The Dora Mavor Moore Award .. Best New Play [Won!]
1984.. "I Love a Man in a Uniform" ACTRA acting award ... [Nominee]
1985.. Chalmers Award [Won!]
Writer works: Blind Spot
Into the Fire



TRIVIA

.... Includes some quotes from email written by Paula and Luk.

Denis Forest was born September 5, 1960 in Ottawa.

He speaks fluently French and English with soft accent.

His name is pronounced "Denee Foray".

Denis liked all types of music such as British band Radiohead, Japanese DJ Krush. And he really liked Pink Froyd. When he did ski, he would listen to Pink Floyd.

He used to work in the tour boat as a teenager. It's called 'Paul's Boat Lines Ltd' and runs tour boats on the Ottawa River and Rideau Canal. Denis first started selling tickets as a young teenager, and then he used to drive the Boats on the Rideau Canal.

Denis was a FREESTYLE SKIER before he became an Actor and was very good. He was one of the original Canadian Hot Dogger skiers...when the sport was just beginning.

Denis was called "BURT" because he had Burt Bindings on his K2 skies.

He skiied with the many legendary Canadian skiers that used to do all those tricks in the James Bond movies, including Mike Nemensvary, he's denis' friend.

After Denis graduated from High School, he went to acting school in Toronto, Ryerson Theatre School.

He did not drink any alcohol, he did not smoke any cigarettes, he did not do drugs... Denis was really healthy guy.

Denis wrote two scripts of "Blind Spot" and "Into the Fire".

Denis was a talented Fine Artist (Painter, Sculptor, Installation Artist) as well as a great actor.

His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in many galleries and venues and won acclaim. Denis will be praised as an fine artist for ever.



SPECIAL THANKS

Mr. Paul Forest
Paula du Hamel Yellow Horn
Luk
Lee Ann
Jeff
Mr. Pellerin
Santa Sato
Kaori
Life is Gas


You can read his biography in English at http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0286111/bio.
This biography was written by his friend Lee Ann.


LINKS
... imdb message board


I am very sorry, I cannot write biography, character-guide and synopsis about Denis Forest in English, because I'm not nearly understand English. It's too bad...

I would be grateful if you write his biography, trivia or other things. Your support and correction are always very welcome! I look forward to hearing from you!
Email to webmistress



VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM DENIS' FRIEND JEFF

I WROTE THE FOLLOWING IN ACCORDANCE WITH VALUABLE INFORMATION FROM DENIS' FRIEND JEFF.


The opening of Denis Forest's art show was Friday 15 March 2002.
He arrived late for the opening because he had been shooting his new film, Detonator. He was very happy to see many friends all there.

That following Sunday Denis requested to have Jeff re-frame the painting he had in the window of the art gallery. He wanted a different painting. Denis sat with Jeff while he worked on the frame and they visited for a few hours. They spoke of many things during that time.

After, Denis took Jeff to dinner in thanks for re-framing his art

Shortly after dinner Denis' heart began giving him problems and by the next day he passed away of congenital heart problem. That was 18 March 2002. Denis was only 41.

After he was gone, his father came to Los Angeles, at that time his art show was re-opened.


DENIS' FRIEND PAULA WROTE

HIS FRIEND PAULA TOLD ME ABOUT HIS DEATH .....

(The following are quotes from an email of Denis' friend Paula.)
Paula du Hamel Yellow Horn wrote:

One year before Denis died, he lost his mother and his sister.

Denis' sister died from the same heart problem that took Denis one year later.

I heard that the last thing he said as he had the heart pain in his chest after his dinner engagement and they were on the way to a hospital I think? was he said "oh no..."
I believe he was horrified too...because I think he knew at the time of his heart pain, that it was the same thing his sister had died from...

At his Funeral in Ottawa, I spoke a Eulogy...and I was very honoured by his family to have been asked to speak at Denis funeral...it was very hard for me...as I did say ...'you told me Denis that you would see me in the spring, but i didn't think it would be in this way'...