Lorraine McAllister

Lorraine McAllister. Popular singer, actress, b Saskatoon 12 Apr 1924, d Vancouver 27 Apr 1984.

McAllister, Lorraine

Lorraine McAllister. Popular singer, actress, b Saskatoon 12 Apr 1924, d Vancouver 27 Apr 1984. Lorraine McAllister sang with the dance bands of Ken Peaker (Saskatoon), Johnny Holmes (Montreal), and Art Hallman (Toronto), before joining the Dal Richards Orchestra in the late 1940s; she sang with the band until 1965. She married Richards in 1951. In 1952, she entertained Canadian troops in South Korea. McAllister starred on many CBC Vancouver radio and TV shows, on CBC TV's Holiday Ranch from Toronto and CTV's West Coast from Vancouver, had her own TV show (Meet Lorraine, 1958-9), and sang with Theatre Under The Stars. She was later honoured by the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.