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Catherine Allison

(Alice) Catherine Allison. Educator, b Vankleek Hill, east of Ottawa, 1 Apr 1902? (family sources suggest 1898), d Ottawa 3 Apr 1986; honorary MA (St Francis Xavier) 1957, honorary LL D (Dalhousie) 1971.

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Arthur Fortescue McKay

One of the Regina Five, Art McKay was influenced in the 1960s by Barnett Newman at the Emma Lake Artists' Workshops and was included in Clement Greenberg's 1964 "Post-Painterly Abstraction" exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum.

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Raymond Dessaints

Raymond Dessaints. Violinist, conductor, teacher, b Quebec City 21 Apr 1932; premier prix violin (CMQ) 1952. His main studies were with Calvin Sieb at the CMQ.

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Monique Leyrac

Monique Leyrac, née Tremblay, singer, actress (b at Montréal 26 Feb 1928). Monique Leyrac's fortunate combination of musical and theatrical talents have enabled her to imbue her performances with emotional intensity.

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André Langevin

André Langevin, novelist, journalist (b at Montréal, Qué 11 July 1927; d at Cowansville, 21 February 2009). The author of 5 novels, Langevin lost both parents at an early age and spent 7 years in an orphanage, an experience that left an indelible mark on his fiction.

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Laurier LaPierre

Laurier LaPierre, television personality, author, editor, academic (born at Lac-Mégantic, Qué 21 Nov 1929; died at Ottawa, 17 Dec 2012).

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Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson describes music as "the heartbeat" of his early family life. He was given his first guitar at the age of 10. When he was 17, blessed with a fine bass baritone, he began playing the coffeehouse circuit.

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Jean Paul Lemieux

Jean Paul Lemieux, CC, GOQ, painter, illustrator, critic, teacher (born 18 November 1904 in Québec, QC; died 7 November 1990 in Montréal, QC).

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Alasdair MacLean

Alasdair (Duart) MacLean. Composer, b Liverpool, NS, 8 Jan 1955; B MUS (Mount Allison) 1982, B MUS (Juilliard) 1985, M MUS (Juilliard) 1986, Diplome d'Honneur de composition (L'Ecole d'Art americaine, Fontainebleau, France) 1986, D MUS (Toronto) 1996.

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Gweneth Lloyd

Gweneth Lloyd, ballet director, choreographer, teacher (b at Eccles, Eng 15 Sept 1901; d at Kelowna, BC 1 Jan 1993).

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Émile Legault

Émile Legault, director, dramatist, critic (b at Saint-Laurent, Qué 29 Mar 1906; d at Montréal 28 Aug 1983). Ordained a Catholic priest in 1930, he became a teacher and founded, in 1937, a troupe of young actors at Montréal's Collège de Saint-Laurent.

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Paul-Émile Léger

Paul-Émile Léger, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church (b at Valleyfield, Qué (now Salaberry-de-Valleyfield) 25 Apr 1904; d at Montreal 13 Nov 1991), brother of Jules LÉGER.

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Norman Levine

Norman Levine, short story writer, novelist (b at Ottawa, Ont 22 Oct 1923; d at Darlington, England 14 June 2005).

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Rich Little

Little appeared as a regular on numerous television programs, including the John Davidson Show (1969), ABC Comedy Hour (1972), the Julie Andrews Hour (1972-73), and hosted the Rich Little Show in 1976 and You Asked For It (1981-83).

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Beth Douglas

Beth (Martha Elizabeth) Douglas. Educator, choir conductor, b Winnipeg 28 Apr 1913, d there 9 Nov 1987; BA (Manitoba) 1959, B ED (Manitoba) 1964.

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Claude Léveillée

Joseph Gérard Adolphe Claude Léveillée, OC, OQ, singer, songwriter, pianist, actor (born 16 October 1932 in Montréal, QC; died 9 June 2011 in Saint-Benoit-de-Mirabel, QC).

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