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Gene Lees

Lees, Gene (Frederick Eugene John). Journalist, lyricist, singer, composer, broadcaster, b Hamilton, Ont, 8 Feb 1928; d Ojai, Ca, 22 Apr 2010.

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Kevin Sullivan

Kevin Sullivan, producer, writer, director (born at Toronto 28 May 1955). Kevin Sullivan is best known for producing, writing and directing the 1985 CBC TV adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables, the highest-rated television drama in Canadian history. The miniseries won nine Gemini Awards, an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. Sullivan produced three sequels, as well as the highly successful CBC TV series Road to Avonlea (1990–96), which won a Gemini and an Emmy Award, and Wind at My Back (1996–2001).

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Maurice Proulx

Maurice Proulx, priest, filmmaker (b at St-Pierre-de-Montmagny, Qué 13 Apr 1902; d at La Pocatière, Qué 7 June 1988). Born into a farming family, he entered Séminaire de Québec in 1924 and was

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Arthur Puttee

Arthur Puttee, printer, editor (b at Folkestone, Eng 25 Aug 1868; d at Winnipeg 21 Oct 1957). Puttee was Manitoba's first Labour MP, as member for Winnipeg 1900-04.

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Prairie Oyster

Prairie Oyster is a country group, formed in King City, Ontario, in 1974 by Russell deCarle (vocals) and Keith Glass (guitar), formerly of the bluegrass group King City Slickers.

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Jocelyne Alloucherie

Jocelyne Alloucherie, sculptor (b at Québec City, 1947). She is considered one of the best artists of three-dimensional work and designers of sculptural installations.

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Barker Fairley

Barker Fairley, scholar, literary and art critic, painter (born at Barnsley, Eng 21 May 1887; died at Toronto 11 Oct 1986).

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David Adams

Adams began his training and performing career with Gweneth LLOYD, founder of the Winnipeg Ballet (later ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET), and matured as a fine classical dancer in England and Canada.

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Jean-Chrysostome Brauneis II

Jean (John) Chrysostome Brauneis II. Teacher, organist, composer, b Quebec City 26 Jan 1814, d Montreal 11 Aug 1871. He studied with his father, Jean (John)-Chrysostome I Brauneis, and was perhaps the first Canadian to study music in Europe 1830-3.

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Richard George Henriquez

 Richard George Henriquez, architect and urban designer based in Vancouver (b at Annotto Bay, Jamaica 5 February 1941); graduated from the University of Manitoba (1964), with an M Arch in urban design from MIT (1967).

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Paul Shaffer

Paul Shaffer (b Allan Wood), pianist, comedian (b at Toronto 28 Nov 1949). Shaffer was raised in Thunder Bay and played in local bands in his teens. While earning a sociology degree at the University of Toronto he continued to play in bar bands and in jazz bands.

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Peter Quanz

Peter Quanz, choreographer (born at Kitchener, Ont 22 Aug 1979). Peter Quanz has quickly earned a reputation as an internationally renowned Canadian choreographer, creating works for the world's greatest dance companies.

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Teresa Stratas

Teresa Stratas, née Anastasia Stratakis, soprano (b at Toronto 26 May 1938). Daughter of Greek immigrant restaurateurs, Stratas began as a singer of Greek pop songs and had ambitions of becoming a nightclub singer.

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Such Is My Beloved

Such Is My Beloved, a novel by Morley Callaghan (Toronto and New York, 1934) is, on the surface, the story of an idealistic young Catholic priest's failure to help 2 prostitutes he befriends.

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Jon Vickers

Jonathan Stewart "Jon" Vickers, CC, tenor (born 29 October 1926 in Prince Albert, SK; died 10 July 2015 in Ontario).

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Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy, actress (b at London, Eng 7 June 1909; d at Easton, Conn 11 Sept 1994). Tandy had a long and distinguished career on the major stages of England, the US and Canada.

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John Watson

John Watson, philosopher (b at Glasgow, Scot 25 Feb 1847; d at Kingston, Ont 27 Jan 1939). Canada's foremost early philosopher, he was a charter member of the Royal Society of Canada and author of 8 books and over 200 articles. He arrived at Queen's in Kingston, Ont, in 1872.

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Robert Weaver

Robert Weaver, literary editor, anthologist, broadcaster (b at Niagara Falls, Ont 6 Jan 1921; d at Toronto 26 Jan 2008). Robert Weaver grew up in Niagara Falls and Toronto, and before graduating from the University of Toronto worked briefly for a bank and in the RCAF and the army.