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Tjot George

Tjot George (b Coster). Singer, teacher, b Holland 1920, d Kingston, Ont? 1991. She trained as a soprano at the Amsterdam Conservatory, and married composer Graham George. In Canada she created the title role in George's opera Evangelinein 1948, and she was a voice instructor at Queen's University.

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Henry Alline

Henry Alline, evangelist, hymnist, theologian (b at Newport, Rhode I 14 June 1748; d at N Hampton, NH 2 Feb 1784). An itinerant evangelical preacher in the Maritimes, Alline wrote hymns, religious tracts and a Life and Journal.

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Claude Jutra

Claude Jutra (born Jutras), director, writer, actor, editor, cinematographer (born 11 March 1930 in Montréal, QC; died 5 November 1986 in Montréal).

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Ka Nin Chan

Ka Nin (Francis) Chan. Composer, teacher, b Hong Kong 3 Dec 1949, naturalized Canadian 1971; BA SC (University of British Columbia) 1974, B MUS (University of British Columbia) 1976, M MUS (Indiana) 1978, D MUS (Indiana) 1983.

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Guy Desbarats

Guy Edouard André Joseph Desbarats, architect, teacher, dean, author, consultant (b at Montréal, QC 30 July 1925; d at Sherbrooke, QC 30 August 2003). Desbarats graduated from the MCGILL school of architecture in 1948.

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Ali Pourfarrokh

Ali Pourfarrokh, choreographer and ballet director (b at Kermanshah, Iran 27 Nov 1938). As artistic director of the Alberta Ballet Company from 1988 to 1998, he played a major role in giving the troupe a fresh image.

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Matthew Perry

Matthew Langford Perry, actor (born at Williamstown, Mass 19 Aug 1969). Matthew Perry is a film and television actor famous for his combination of dry wit and slapstick humour, and in particular for his use of these as Chandler Bing in the hit sitcom Friends.

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Paul Anka

As one of the leading teen idols of the day, Paul Anka was as popular in Europe as he was in North America.

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Le Groupe Dance Lab

In 1988 artistic director Peter BONEHAM changed the artistic mission of LE GROUPE DE LA PLACE ROYALE and transformed it into Le Groupe Dance Lab (Le Groupe lab de danse), a cutting-edge international centre for the research and development of contemporary dance.

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George Jonas

George Jonas, author, journalist (born 15 June 1935 in Budapest, Hungary; died 10 January 2016 in Toronto, ON). Coming to Canada in 1956, Jonas became a producer of radio and TV programs for the CBC. His writing career started with poetry.

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Alice Jones

Alice Jones, writer (b at Halifax 26 Aug 1853; d at Menton, France 27 Feb 1933). Developing international themes and the "New Woman" figure in her novels, Jones counterpointed the superficiality of European life against the vitality of Canadian society and character.

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A. Y. Jackson

Alexander Young Jackson, CC, painter (born 3 October 1882 in Montréal, QC; died 5 April 1974 in Kleinburg, ON). A Companion of the Order of Canada and recipient of a medal for lifetime achievement from the Royal Canadian Academy, A.Y. Jackson was a leading member of the Group of Seven and helped to remake the visual image of Canada.

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Don Jamieson

Donald Campbell Jamieson, broadcaster, politician, diplomat (b at St John's 30 Apr 1921; d at Swift Current, Nfld 19 Nov 1986).

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Anna Brownell Jameson

Anna Brownell Jameson, née Murphy, writer, feminist, art historian (b at Dublin, Ire 17 May 1794; d at London, Eng 17 Mar 1860). Anna spent her early adulthood as a governess in England, in 1825 publishing A Lady's Diary

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Jacques Renaud

Jacques Renaud, novelist, poet (b at Montréal 10 Nov 1943). Associated in the 1960s with the radical journal PARTI PRIS, Renaud also worked as a journalist and television researcher for Radio-Canada.

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Arthur Hiller

Arthur Garfin Hiller, director, producer, actor (born 22 November 1923 in Edmonton, AB; died 17 August 2016 in Los Angeles, California).