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Lally Cadeau

In 1974 Cadeau's professional acting career began at Vancouver's THE ARTS CLUB THEATRE, where she played Helene in a translation of Tremblay's En pieces detachees (Broken Pieces).


Berthold Carrière

J. A. Berthold (Bert) Carrière, composer, conductor, teacher (born 27 February 1940 in Ottawa, ON), B MUS (Montreal) 1966, M MUS (Western) 1973. Berthold Carrière began piano studies at age 4, and played trombone at Ottawa Technical High School.


Cedric Alan Smith

Cedric Alan Smith, actor, writer, musician (born at Bournemouth, England 21 Sept 1943). Cedric Smith is well known in Canada as decent and goodhearted farmer Alec King in the longrunning TV series Road to Avonlea, and is also a successful stage performer and prolific television and film actor.


Terry Mosher

Terry Mosher, OC, political cartoonist (born 11 November 1942 in Ottawa, ON). Known by his pen name Aislin, Mosher is one of Canada's leading newspaper editorial cartoonists.


Brendan Fraser

Brendan James Fraser, actor (born at Indianapolis, Indiana 3 Dec 1968). Brendan Fraser was born to Canadian parents and attended Upper Canada College in Toronto, from which he graduated in 1987. Acting began to appeal to the young Fraser after a visit to London's West End theatre district.


Palenai Piano Duo

Palenai Piano Duo. Established in 1982 in Toronto by pianists Joy Innis and Adrienne Shannon, who had been active as soloists, chamber musicians, vocal accompanists, and teachers.


Marta Hidy

Marta (Iren) Hidy. Violinist, teacher, conductor, b Budapest 11 Jan 1927, naturalized Canadian 1963, d Hamilton 4 Nov 2010; Performance Diploma (Franz Liszt Academy) 1946, honorary FRHCM 1978.


Carroll Baker

Two other Baker recordings for Gaiety were popular in 1975, "The Hungry Fire of Love" and "One Night of Cheatin' (Ain't Worth the Reapin').


Jason Sherman

When he applied his hand to dramatic writing, critical acclaim quickly followed. His first works to be professionally produced were A Place Like Pamela (1991) for Walking Shadow Theatre, and To Cry Is Not So (1991) for Theatre Smith-Gilmour.


Walter Kaufmann

Kaufmann, Walter. Conductor, comparative musicologist, composer, teacher, b Carlsbad, Bohemia (now Karlovy-Vary, Czechoslovakia), 1 Apr 1907, d Bloomington, Ind, 9 Sept 1984; honorary D MUS (Spokane) 1956, naturalized US 1960.


Linda Lee Thomas

Linda Lee Thomas. Pianist, artistic director, b Lethbridge, Alta, 5 Feb 1947; ARCT piano 1963, ARCT voice 1965, B MUS (Montana) 1968, M MUS (Montana) 1969.


Jayne Eastwood

From the early 1970s to the mid-1980s Eastwood appeared in stage productions of works by Michel TREMBLAY, Tom Stoppard, and Neil Simon, by such companies as Theatre in the Dell, Toronto Arts Productions, Centrestage Company, and Toronto Truck Theatre.



Anvil. Heavy metal band, formed in 1978 in Toronto and consisting of guitarist-vocalist Steve “Lips” Kudlow, drummer Robb Reiner and bassist Sal Italiano.


Jack Shadbolt (Obituary)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on December 7, 1998. Partner content is not updated.

A few days before Jack Shadbolt came home from the hospital on Nov. 16, his wife, Doris, and some friends set up a bedroom in the centre of the artist’s studio, an enormous, skylit room attached to the Shadbolts’ mountainside house in Burnaby, B.C.


Josiah Henson

Josiah Henson, spiritual leader, author, founder of the Black community settlement at Dawn, Canada West (born 15 June 1789 in Charles County, Maryland; died 5 May 1883 in Dresden, ON). Born enslaved, Henson escaped to Upper Canada in 1830.


Eldon Rathburn

Eldon Davis Rathburn, CM, composer, pianist, organist, teacher (born 21 April 1916 in Queenstown, NB; died 30 August 2008 in OttawaON). Known as the “dean of Canadian film composers,” Eldon Rathburn worked as a composer at the National Film Board (NFB) from 1944 to 1976. He composed over 300 film scores throughout his career, including for canonical NFB shorts (City of GoldUniverse), key English-language features (Nobody Waved Good-byeWho Has Seen the Wind) and several IMAX films. He also taught film score composition at the University of Ottawa (1972–76). A member of the Canadian League of Composers and an associate of the Canadian Music Centre, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada and received the Arts and Heritage Award from the City of Ottawa.