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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.

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Aba Bayefsky

Aba Bayefsky, artist, teacher (b Toronto 7 Apr 1923; d Toronto 5 May 2001). Bayefsky studied at Central Technical School in Toronto from 1937 to 1942. The following year he enlisted in the RCAF and was commissioned as an Official War Artist in 1944.

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Henri Beau

Henri Beau, painter (b at Montréal 27 June 1863; d at Paris, France 15 May 1949). After his first design and painting lessons in Montréal, he left for the US in 1884, ending up in San Francisco where he did coloured engravings.

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Roy Bonisteel

Roy Earnest Bonisteel, CM, broadcast journalist, television host (born 29 May 1930 in Ameliasburg, ON; died 16 August 2013 in Quinte West, ON).

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Phillip Borsos

Borsos had an early interest in film and acquired a 16 mm movie camera when he was in high school in Maple Ridge, BC. He studied film at the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts and the Vancouver School of Art as well as apprenticing himself at Alpha Cine, a Vancouver film laboratory.

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Télesphore-Damien Bouchard

Télesphore-Damien Bouchard, journalist, politician (b at St-Hyacinthe, Qué 20 Dec 1881; d at Montréal 13 Nov 1962). After several years as a journalist, Bouchard became virtually permanent mayor of St-Hyacinthe (1917-44) and, simultaneously, perpetual Liberal MLA (1912-44).

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Adélard-Joseph Boucher

Adélard-Joseph François-Arthur Boucher, publisher, importer, choirmaster, organist, conductor, writer, teacher, numismatist (born 28 June 1835 in Maskinongé, near Trois-Rivières, Lower Canada; died 16 November 1912 in Outremont, QC).

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Walter Boudreau

Walter Boudreau, composer, saxophonist (b at Montréal 15 Oct 1947). At age 19 he formed his own jazz band and at 20 led various jazz groups during EXPO 67. In 1969 he co-founded the fusion group Infonie with Raoul Duguay.

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Gene Lockhart

Eugene Lockhart, actor (born at London, Ont 18 Jul 1891; died at Santa Monica, CA 31 Mar 1957). Gene Lockhart made his professional debut at the age of 6 with the Kilties Band of Canada, and at 15 he played in sketches with Beatrice LILLIE.

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Philip Child

Philip Albert Child, writer, academic (b at Hamilton, Ont 19 Jan 1898; d at Toronto 6 Feb 1978). Child's fiction and poetry reflect a period in Canadian literature when traditional forms and subjects were being affected by radical social and cultural change.

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Louis-Philippe Laurendeau

Laurendeau, Louis-Philippe. Composer, writer, b St-Hyacinthe, Que, 1861, d Montreal 13 Feb 1916. He was active for many years in Montreal and was bandmaster at the École militaire of Saint-Jean, but later he devoted himself entirely to composition and arranging.

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Toronto (band)

A hard rock band with a glam-punk edge and a streetwise image, Toronto was known for its brash performances and the strenuous vocal style of its lead singer, Holly Woods.

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Paul Peel

Although he was one of the first Canadian painters to portray nude figures, as in his A Venetian Bather (1889), these works were pale compared to those of Degas or Renoir.

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Norma Beecroft

Norma Beecroft, composer, broadcaster (b at Oshawa, Ont 11 Apr 1934). Studying composition first in Toronto with John WEINZWEIG, and then in the US and Europe, Beecroft has worked in a number of mediums. She was one of Canada's most active early practitioners of electroacoustic music.

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