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Luc Plamondon

Luc Plamondon. Lyricist, producer, b St-Raymond-de-Portneuf, near Quebec City, 2 Mar 1942; BEd (Laval), honorary D LITT (Laval) 1994. Luc Plamondon grew up listening to the "turlutes" (comic ritornelles) of La Bolduc at his aunt's home in Limoilou; he wrote his first song at age 16.


Monique Leyrac

Monique Leyrac (b Tremblay). Singer, actress, b Montreal 26 Feb 1928. She studied drama with Jeanne Maubourg and in 1943 took the role of Bernadette in Franz Werfel's Le Chant de Bernadette on radio station CKAC's 'Radio-théâtre Lux'.


Tom Kines

Thomas Alvin Kines, tenor, folklorist, ballad historian, multi-instrumentalist, broadcaster, administrator (born 3 August 1922 in Roblin, MB; died 1 February 1994 in Ottawa, ON).


Angèle Dubeau

She toured 1977-81 with the Jeunesses musicales of Canada (Youth and Music Canada) and represented this organization at the International Society for Music Education convention in Bristol, England, in 1982.


John Newmark

John (Hans Joseph) Newmark (Neumark). Pianist, accompanist, chamber musician, b Bremen, Germany, 12 Jun 1904, naturalized Canadian 1946, d Montreal, 14 Oct 1991; honorary D MUS (McGill) 1975.


Hagood Hardy

Hugh Hagood Hardy, CM, composer, arranger, vibraphonist, pianist, percussionist (born 26 February 1937 in Angola, Indiana; died 1 January 1997 in Hamilton, Ontario).


Rose Ouellette

​Rose Ouellette, actress, author, composer (born 25 August 1903 in Montréal, QC; died 14 September 1996 in Montréal, QC).


Michel Dumont

Michel Dumont, OQ, actor, artistic director, translator and narrator (born 29 January 1941 in Kénogami, QC, later renamed Jonquière and now incorporated into the city of Saguenay).


Brent Carver

Brent Christopher Carver, actor (born 17 November 1951 in Cranbrook, BC; died 4 August 2020 in Cranbrook). Brent Carver was one of Canada’s most versatile and soulful actors. He tackled the classics at the Stratford Festival (1980–87) and gave critically acclaimed performances in musical theatre, cabaret and film. The New York Times described him as “sensitive, soft-spoken yet nakedly emotional.” His performance in the 1993 Broadway production of Kiss of the Spider Woman earned him a Tony Award. Associated with Robin Phillips, who directed him both at Stratford and at Theatre London (1983–84), Carver also worked closely with John Neville at Edmonton's Citadel Theatre. Carver received the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement in 2014.


Stan Douglas

An artist of colour closely associated with the Vancouver School, Stan Douglas examines the complexities of social reality and history and the means by which they are represented. While his initial reputation was as a video and installation artist, more recently he has been acclaimed for his large format back-lit photographs of elaborately re-staged historical scenes.


Garth Hudson (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on July 22, 2002. Partner content is not updated.

It's close to dawn when Garth Hudson shows me the gun. "I made it from a kit," he says, fondling a derringer with a smooth wooden handle. Hudson is sitting at a piano in his home studio, an old cabin in New York's Catskill Mountains.


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).


Pamela Wallin

 Despite not having any prior journalism or broadcasting experience, Pamela Wallin quickly moved through the ranks of radio, print, and television news media.


Chantal Kreviazuk

Chantal Kreviazuk. Singer, pianist, songwriter, actor, b Winnipeg 18 May 1974. Chantal Kreviazuk trained in classical piano (beginning at age five) and singing.


Miriam Toews

Miriam Toews, writer (born at Steinbach, Man 1964). Miriam Toews grew up in the MENNONITE town of STEINBACH, Manitoba. She provides a detailed description of life in this isolated, conservative religious community, and its impact on her family, in Swing Low: A Life (2000).


Frederick Gage Todd

For nearly half a century Frederick G. Todd planned, designed and carried out "public and private works of beautification and utility with nature herself as partner.


Elizabeth Hay

Elizabeth Hay's first collection of SHORT FICTION, Crossing the Snow Line, was published in 1989. A second collection, Small Change (1997), received high praise and was short-listed for many major awards, including the GOVERNOR GENERAL'S AWARD for Fiction.


Sonja Smits

Smits spent several years working in Los Angeles before CBC cast her as the patrician Carrie Barr in the drama Street Legal.