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René Jodoin

René Jodoin, animation filmmaker, producer (b at Hull, Qc 30 Dec 1920). Jodoin joined the NATIONAL FILM BOARD when he was scarcely out of l'École des beaux-arts, and worked with Norman MCLAREN on his newly established team in FILM ANIMATION. He also collaborated with McLaren on Alouette (1944).

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Jocelyn Pritchard

Jocelyn (May) Pritchard (b Rogers). Pianist, choir conductor, b Yarmouth, NS, 24 Jul 1928; L MUS (Dalhousie) 1947, Associate in music (WBM) 1948, BA (Alberta) 1951.

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The Original Caste

The Original Caste. Pop group. The five-member band grew out of the Calgary folk trio The North Country Singers, formed in 1966 by songwriter and guitarist Bruce Innes (b Calgary 7 Jan 1943).

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Russell Braun

His transition from piano to voice was gradual but determined. Braun took singing lessons in high school, but ambitions of a career in opera were often discouraged by his father.

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Pierre Falardeau

Pierre Falardeau, satirist, director, screenwriter and militant separatist (born 28 December 1946 in Montréal, Québec; died 25 September 2009 in Montéral).

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Donald L. Coles

Donald L. Coles, "Don," poet, novelist (born in Woodstock, Ontario, on 12 April 1927; died on 29 November 2017). Don Coles studied history at the University of Toronto, where he completed a BA and MA, and literature at Cambridge University, where he earned a second MA.

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Paul Perry

Paul Perry (b Guloien). Tenor saxophonist, bandleader, b Wadena, north-east of Regina, of Norwegian parents, 3 Oct 1916. The second eldest of eight children, he taught himself and his brothers Edward, Howard, and Jim Guloien to play saxophone.

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Louis Hamelin

Louis Hamelin, novelist (b at Saint-Séverin de Proulxville, Qc, 9 Jun 1959). His strange insane novels peopled with disillusioned heroes and witnessing the despair of an entire generation, made Louis Hamelin a major author of the 1990s.

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Thomas Monohan

Thomas (Shahan) Monohan. Bassist, teacher, b Louisville, Kentucky, 30 Jun 1937, naturalized Canadian 1971, d Toronto 20 Feb 1994; Artist Diploma (Curtis) 1958.

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Agnes Grossmann

Agnes Grossmann. Orchestral and choral conductor, pianist, b Vienna, 24 April 1944; piano performance diploma (Vienna Academy) 1968, honorary D HUM L (Mount St Vincent) 1991, honorary D Univ (Ottawa) 2004.

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Paul Dufault

Paul Dufault (Du Faut). Tenor, b Ste-Hélène-de-Bagot, near St-Hyacinthe, Que, 10 Dec 1872, d there 20 Jun 1930. He was a student at the Séminaire de Nicolet and studied music in Montreal with a Mr Birtz, later in Boston with a Mr Dobson, then in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a Mrs Petersen.

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George Kent

George (Edward) Kent. Tenor, choir conductor, b Winnipeg 17 Oct 1915, d Victoria 16 Dec 2007. George Kent's father, Thomas (1889-1924), and uncles Linton and Albert, all originally from Southbank, Yorkshire, England, were tenor soloists in various Winnipeg churches.

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André Laberge

(Joseph Philippe) André Laberge. Organist, harpsichordist, b Beauharnois, near Montreal, 23 Aug 1940; BA (Montreal) 1960, B TH (Sherbrooke) 1969, premier prix organ, harpsichord, analysis (CMM) 1972, deuxième prix counterpoint (CMM) 1973, premier prix organ (Toulouse Cons) 1978.

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Beatrice Lillie

Beatrice (Gladys) Lillie (Lady Peel),. Comedienne, singer, b Toronto 29 May 1894, d Henley-on-Thames, Eng, 20 Jan 1989. (Contrary to the widely published birth year of 1898, she was reported on her death to have been 94.

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James Montgomery

Montgomery, James (Louis). Composer, performer, administrator, b Ravenna, O, 6 Feb 1943; B MUS (Baldwin-Wallace) 1966, M MUS (Toronto) 1972. He studied composition with D. Beswick, with Anthony Donato at Northwestern U, and with John Weinzweig and Gustav Ciamaga at the University of Toronto.

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Ignatius Rumboldt

Ignatius (Aloysius) Rumboldt. Choir director, organist, educator, administrator, b Curling (now Corner Brook), Nfld, 30 Nov 1916, d St. John's, Nfld, 19 Sep 1994; honorary LLD (Memorial) 1980. Rumboldt studied violin with Catherine ('Kitty') Ryan and voice, piano, and organ with Charles Hutton.

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Kelly Russell

Kelly Russell. Folk instrumentalist and collector, record producer, b St John's, Nfld, 30 Jun 1956. He studied piano with his mother, Dora Russell, and at 18 taught himself to play the fiddle, subsequently taking up other folk instruments (bouzouki, concertina, tin whistle, dulcimer, Celtic harp.