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Peter Jones

Peter Jones, or Kahkewaquonaby (Sacred Feathers), Methodist minister, chief, translator (b at Burlington Heights [Hamilton], UC 1 Jan 1802; d at Brantford, Canada W 29 June 1856). Son of a white surveyor and a Mississauga

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Patricia Joudry

During the 1950s, Joudry turned to more serious dramatic writing for radio, television and stage. Her best-known play, Teach Me How to Cry, was first produced on CBC radio and television in 1953.

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Suzanne Desrochers

Suzanne Desrochers, scholar, travel writer, novelist (born at Lafontaine, Ont 1976). Suzanne Desrochers is based in Toronto, but has lived in Paris, Tokyo, and travelled throughout Asia, publishing travel articles in Toronto's Now magazine.

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Octave-Henri Julien

Octave-Henri Julien, painter, illustrator (b at Québec C 14 May 1852; d at Montréal 17 Sept 1908). He began his career as engraver and lithographer with Desbarats's printing firm (about 1868), where he also learned drawing and painting.

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Morley Callaghan

Morley Edward Callaghan, novelist, short-story writer, broadcaster (b at Toronto 22 Feb 1903; d there 25 Aug 1990). Educated at University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, Callaghan published his first stories in Paris in This Quarter (1926) and transition (1927).

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Ghitta Caiserman-Roth

Ghitta Caiserman-Roth, painter (b at Montréal 2 Mar 1923; d there 25 Nov 2005). Caiserman-Roth is an outstanding example of the creativity of women artists that has characterized a century of artistic activity in Montréal.

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June Callwood

June Callwood wrote for several newspapers starting with the Brantford Expositor and then the GLOBE AND MAIL, magazines including MACLEAN'S and CHATELAINE, and wrote 30 books.

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Oscar Cahén

Oscar Cahén, visual artist (born 8 February 1916 in Copenhagen, Denmark; died 26 November 1956 in Oakville, ON).

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Allan Dwan

Allan Dwan, born Joseph Aloysius Dwan, director, producer, writer (b at Toronto 3 Apr 1885; d at Los Angeles 21 Dec 1981). Allan Dwan left Toronto with his family at 11 years old to settle in Illinois.

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Guy Beaulne

Guy Beaulne, director (b at Ottawa 23 Dec 1921; d at Montreal 1 Oct 2001). His father, Léonard, was director of an Ottawa theatre company, Le Groupe Beaulne, as well as director of arts at the University of Ottawa.

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David Harry Walker

David Harry Walker, army officer, novelist (b at Dundee, Scot 9 Feb 1911; d 5 March 1992). Raised in Scotland and England, Walker was aide-de-camp to Canadian Gov Gen John BUCHAN 1938-39, a POW in Europe 1940-45, and comptroller to the viceroy of India 1946-47.

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Raoul Jobin

Raoul Jobin, teacher, tenor, administrator, civil servant (b Joseph Roméo Jobin at Québec City 8 Apr 1906; d there 13 Jan 1974). He was the greatest francophone tenor of his age. His studies, begun at Université Laval, were continued in Paris.

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Ken Livingstone

Ken Livingstone, theatre director, designer, teacher (born at Glasgow, Scotland 21 Jan 1945). Ken Livingstone was the first graduate of Canada’s first MA course in theatre (University of British Columbia [UBC], 1967).

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Gudrun Bjerring Parker

Gudrun Bjerring Parker, nee Bjerring, film writer, editor, director, producer (b at Winnipeg 16 March 1920). Gudrun Bjerring Parker is a pioneering woman director. She began her career with the NATIONAL FILM BOARD in 1942.

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Jean Basile

Jean Basile, née Bezroudnoff, novelist, literary critic, essayist and publisher (b at Paris 1932).

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Gershon Iskowitz

Gershon Iskowitz, painter (b at Kielce, Poland 21 Nov 1921; d at Toronto 26 Jan 1988). A survivor of concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Iskowitz studied painting briefly with Oscar Kokoschka in Munich. In 1949 he

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Hubert Loiselle

Hubert Loiselle, actor (b at Montréal 17 Feb 1932; d there 16 Nov 2004). On Québec stages and screens for more than forty years, this likeable actor left his mark on several roles, particularly supporting ones, for his good nature, charm, and sensitivity.