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Ryan Larkin

Ryan Larkin, animator (born at Montréal 31 July 1943; died at St-Hyacinthe, Que 14 Feb 2007). Ryan Larkin, a gifted animator with a unique, fluid style, was once described as "the Frank Zappa of animation films.

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Mark Critch

Mark Critch, comedian, actor, writer (born at St. John's, Nfld 1974). Mark Critch's career in sketch comedy began in St. John's when he was 15.

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Robin Blaser

Robin Blaser, CM, poet, academic, activist (born 18 May 1925 in Denver, Colorado; died 7 May 2009 in Vancouver, BC).

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Marcel Barbeau

Marcel Barbeau, painter, sculptor, filmmaker (born 18 February 1925 in Montréal, QC; died 2 January 2016 in Montréal). One of the original signatories of Refus global, Barbeau was an active member of the Automotistes led by Paul-Émile Borduas.

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Alfred Bailey

Alfred Goldsworthy Bailey, historian, poet, man of letters (b at Québec City 18 Mar 1905; d at Fredericton 21 Apr 1997).

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Marc Favreau

Marc Favreau, author, actor and stand-up comedian (born 9 November 1929 in Montréal, QC; died 17 December 2005 in Montréal).

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2 Pianos 4 Hands

2 Pianos 4 Hands. Two-person comedy-drama with music; semi-autobiographical show by the pianists-playwrights Ted Dykstra (b Chatham, Ont 1961) and Richard Greenblatt (b Montreal, 1952 or 1953).

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Robert Gravel

Robert Gravel, actor, author and theatre director (born 14 September 1945 in Montréal; died 12 August 1996 in Montréal). A free and unusual spirit, and a debonair yet sardonic actor, Gravel was endowed with enormous physical and emotional scope.

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Michel Arcand

Michel Arcand, picture editor, sound design (born at Val d'Or, Que 1949). Michel Arcand is one of Canada's most accomplished picture editors. He entered the business as an assistant editor in the mid 1970s.

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Edward Whelan

Edward Whelan, politician, journalist (born 1824 in Ballina, Ireland; died 10 December 1867 in Charlottetown, PE).

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Timothy Taylor

Timothy Taylor, writer (born at Venezuela, 1963). Raised in Vancouver, BC and Edmonton, AB, Timothy Taylor earned an ECONOMICS degree at UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA and an MBA at QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY. He worked in BANKING until leaving the business world to become a writer in 1991.

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Pauline Vaillancourt

Vaillancourt studied in Québec City and Montréal and made her debut as a soloist in 1970. Since then she has appeared frequently in Québec and in Europe, notably in Paris, Strasbourg, London and Valencia.

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John Richard Fox

John Richard Fox, painter (b at Montréal 26 July 1927). Trained by Goodridge ROBERTS, Fox also worked under John LYMAN at McGill. In 1952 he entered the Slade School of Art, London, Eng, and later spent 2 years in Italy and France before finally returning to Montréal in 1957.

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John Coulter

John William Coulter, writer (b at Belfast, Ire 12 Feb 1888; d at Toronto 1 Dec 1980). Coulter is best known for his historical trilogy Riel (written and produced 1950; publ 1962), The Crime of Louis Riel (1968) and The Trial of Louis Riel (1968). Most of his other plays are on Irish subjects.

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Wray Downes

Rupert Arnold (Wray) Downes, jazz pianist, composer, arranger, conductor (born 14 January 1931 in Toronto, ON). Downes was the first Canadian to receive the British Empire (Overseas) Scholarship to the Trinity College of Music, London.