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Dodi Protero

Dodi (Dorothy Ann) Protero (b MacGregor, adopted McIlraith). Soprano, teacher born Toronto 13 Mar 1933, died New York, NY, 22 Apr 2007. While a pupil 1949-59 of James Rosselino she sang during the early 1950s in the Rosselino Opera's production of La Traviata.

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Freeman Wilford Patterson

Patterson developed an interest in photography while studying for a Master's of Divinity at Union Theological Seminary, New York, during the early 1960s. In 1965 he gave up a position teaching religious studies in Alberta in order to devote himself to photography full time.

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Barbara Lally Pentland

Barbara Lally Pentland, composer (b at Winnipeg 2 Jan 1912; d at Vancouver 5 Feb 2000). One of the first Canadian composers to use avant garde techniques, she studied at the Juilliard School of Music, New York City, and the Berkshire Music Center, Mass.

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Eva Clare

Eva Clare. Pianist, teacher, b Neepawa, Man, 1884, d Winnipeg 29 Mar 1961. She studied piano in Winnipeg, for five years in Berlin with Madame Varet-Stepanoff and Josef Lhévinne, and during World War I in New York with Ernest Hutcheson and Howard Brockway.

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Edwin Gledhill

Edwin Gledhill. Composer, teacher, b London 3 Jul 1830, d California Feb 1919. He arrived in New York in 1851 with his father, Robert L. Gledhill, who under the name Signor Salvi appeared as tenor soloist on Jenny Lind's North-American tours of 1851-2.

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Larry Dubin

Larry (Lawrence Jacob) Dubin. Drummer, b New York 4 Feb 1931, d Toronto 25 Apr 1978. His father, Maurice, played violin briefly in Eugène Chartier's Montreal Philharmonic after moving from Russia to Canada in 1924 and was a member 1958-78 of the Kingston Symphony.

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Mary Henderson

Mary Henderson. Soprano, teacher, b Longueuil (near Montreal) 17 Dec 1912. A study of the violin, begun at 10, led to a licentiate from McGill University. Her vocal studies, begun with Henri Pontbriand and Pauline Donalda in Montreal, were pursued in New York with C.

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David Ouchterlony

(Guy) David Ouchterlony. Organist, teacher, administrator, b Guelph, Ont, 2 Apr 1914, d Toronto 20 Jun 1987; honorary D LITT S (Victoria U, Toronto) 1964. A pupil of Willan, he also studied with Carl Weinrich in New York and with G.D. Cunningham in London.

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Samuel Prowse Warren

Samuel Prowse Warren. Organist, choirmaster, editor, composer, teacher, b Montreal 18 Feb 1841, d New York 7 Oct 1915. The oldest son of Samuel Russell Warren, he began studying the organ at 11 and gave his first recital at St Stephen's Chapel in Montreal.

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Wilfrid Pelletier

Wilfrid Pelletier, conductor, pianist, administrator (b at Montréal 20 June 1896; d at New York City, NY 9 Apr 1982). He played a major role in the formation of Québec musical life, especially in the field of lyric theatre (opera) and with young people.

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Christopher Donison

Christopher Donison. Composer, pianist, conductor, inventor, b Halifax, NS, 26 Dec 1952; B MUS (Victoria) 1976, M MUS (State University of New York) 1992. Christopher Donison studied piano with Winifred Scott Wood at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and later at the University of Victoria.

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Ivan Reitman

Upon graduation, Ivan Reitman started New Cinema of Canada, a small film distribution company. His first 35 mm feature was the light sexploitation comedy Foxy Lady (1971), followed by the horror comedy Cannibal Girls (1973) with future SCTV stars Eugene LEVY and Andrea MARTIN.

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Walter Pidgeon

Walter Pidgeon, actor (born at East Saint John, NB 23 Sep 1897; died at Santa Monica, Ca 25 Sep 1984). Walter Pidgeon graduated from Saint John High School and attended the University of New Brunswick before enlisting in the Canadian Army prior to graduation.

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Arthur Watkins Crisp

Arthur Watkins Crisp, painter, muralist, designer (b at Hamilton, Ont 26 Apr 1881; d at Biddeford Pool, Maine 28 June 1974). He studied at the Hamilton Art School under John S. Gordon (1898-99) and at the Art Students League, New York (1900-03).

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Louise Lecavalier

In 1977 Lecavalier started dancing professionally with such companies as LE GROUPE NOUVELLE AIRE and Pointépiénu and for independent choreographers in Montréal and New York. As a choreographer, she presented her first work, the solo No, No, No, I Am Not Mary Poppins, in 1982.

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Harry Rasky

Harry Rasky went on to co-create CBC-TV's documentary/news department and later moved to New York City. From 1957 throughout the 1960s he produced freelance documentaries and current affairs programs for every major US network; then in 1967 he formed Harry Rasky Productions.

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Tara Spencer-Nairn

Her career began with a series of one-off guest appearances on Canadian dramas and American syndicated series such as Poltergeist: The Legacy, Breaker High and Cold Squad. Soon she was cast as Lou Benzoa in the Cape Breton feature New Waterford Girl (1999).

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Stephen McHattie

Stephen McHattie Smith, actor (born at Antigonish, NS 3 Feb 1947). Stephen McHattie grew up in Guysborough County, NS, and at age 16 began acting in local amateur plays. At 19 he moved to New York to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

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Léopold L. Foulem

​Léopold L. Foulem, ceramist, writer, teacher (born 4 April 1945 in Bathurst, New Brunswick). Léopold Foulem is one of the leading conceptual ceramists in the world. He has been active for over 50 years and his work has been featured in over 40 solo exhibitions.