Gisele MacKenzie, born Gisèle LaFlèche, actress (born at Winnipeg 10 Jan 1927; died Burbank, Ca 5 Sep 2003). Gisèle LaFlèche, sometimes known as "Canada's first lady of song," began in show business playing the violin in Winnipeg and on a scholarship at the Toronto Conservatory of Music.
Florence Lawrence neé Florence Annie Bridgewood, actor (b at Hamilton, Ont 2 Jan 1886; d at Beverley Hills, Ca 28 Dec 1938). Florence Lawrence, on stage and touring with her mother since the age of 3, joined the Vitagraph Company at 21 years old when the touring company disbanded in 1907.
Peter Michael Liba, broadcaster, philanthropist, lieutenant governor (b at Winnipeg, Man, 1940) A life-long Manitoban, Liba was raised and educated in Winnipeg. He started his professional career as a journalist in 1957 with The Daily Graphic in Portage la Prairie and The Neepawa Press.
Eva Tanguay, vaudeville actress (b at Marbleton/Lime Ridge near Sherbrooke, Qué 1 August 1878; d at Los Angeles, USA 11 January 1947). Known as "The Girl Who Made Vaudeville Famous," Tanguay moved as a child to Massachusetts with her parents - her French father and her French-Canadian mother.