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Dennis Foon (Profile )

On the grainy black-and-white footage of a social worker's assessment video, a boy's tousled head rests upon a desk. Slowly, the cherubic face turns to stare into the lens, impassive. "Hello," he says, his features suddenly erupting in volcanic rage. "F-- you," he spits into the camera.

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Norman Jewison

From 1944 to 1945, Jewison served with the Royal Canadian Navy overseas. After World War II, he attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where he wrote and directed the first All-Varsity Revue.

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Keith Bissell

Keith (Warren) Bissell. Composer, educator, conductor, b Meaford, near Owen Sound, Ont, 12 Feb 1912, d Newmarket, near Toronto, 9 May 1992; B MUS (Toronto) 1942. While teaching 1934-48 in Toronto schools he studied composition at the University of Toronto with Leo Smith.

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Teresa Stratas

Teresa (b Anastasia) Stratas (b Stratakis). Soprano, b Toronto 26 May 1938; Artist Diploma (Toronto) 1959, honorary LL D (McMaster) 1986, honorary LL D (Toronto) 1994, honorary LL D (Eastman) 1998, honorary D LITT (York) 2000.

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Susan Point

Susan Agnes Point, OC, RCA, artist (born 5 April 1952 in Alert Bay, BC). Susan Point is one of the first female Coast Salish artists to have achieved wide recognition, and is an influential figure among Northwest Coast artists. Her work is influenced by traditional Coast Salish art production, but she translates these traditions into contemporary modes of expression. Perhaps best known for her monumental public commissions for institutions such as the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology and the Vancouver International Airport, she also specializes in limited edition prints and artworks inspired by the Coast Salish spindle whorl. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she has been appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and received numerous honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards.

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Gilles Potvin

Joseph Edmond Gilles Potvin, CM, MSRC, critic, editor, producer, administrator, consultant, impresario (born 23 October 1923 in Montréal, QC; died 4 September 2000 in Montréal).

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Moses Znaimer

Moishe Znaimer, OOnt, media executive, promoter, actor (born 1942 in Kulab, Tajikistan). One of Canada’s most ambitious, influential and polarizing media moguls, Moses Znaimer is an innovative pioneer of independent broadcasting in Canada. He is responsible for such Canadian specialty channels as City-TV, MuchMusic, MusiquePlus, MusiMAX, MuchMoreMusic, Bravo, SexTV and VisionTV. He is also president of MZ Media, which operates the Toronto classical music station 96.3FM, and the founder and CEO of ZoomerMedia Limited, a lifestyle and media brand that advocates for the rights of aging Canadians. Znaimer has also been an outspoken supporter of assisted suicide in Canada.

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Mike Myers (Profile)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on June 14, 1999. Partner content is not updated.

Now all we need are rumours that Bill Clinton goes around the White House saying, "Yeah baby! Oh, behave! Shag-a-delic!" Not since ... well, not since Myers hatched Wayne's World in 1992 has a movie latched itself onto the zeitgeist with such a profusion of Velcro-like catch phrases.

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Tracy Dahl

Tracy Elizabeth Dahl, CM, opera singer, coloratura soprano (born 13 November 1961 in Winnipeg, MB). Praised for her effortless flights of coloratura and natural acting abilities, operatic soprano Tracy Dahl has enjoyed a high-profile international career since the mid-1980s. Known for her clear, high, flexible voice, and in particular for her ornaments and cadenzas, Dahl has performed with such major companies as the Metropolitan Opera, the Canadian Opera Company and the Hamburg Opera. Winner of Opera Canada’s Ruby Award and a Member of the Order of Canada, the Juno Award-nominated Dahl also gives concerts, has made recordings and teaches voice at the University of Manitoba.

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Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Rodney Reynolds, actor (born 23 October 1976 in Vancouver, BC). Charming, affable and boyishly handsome, Ryan Reynolds is one of the most recognized Canadian actors in Hollywood. He established his persona as a charismatic, quirky and quick-witted smart aleck in a wide range of Canadian and Hollywood films. They include the college comedy National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002); the heist movie Foolproof (2003); the romantic comedies Definitely, Maybe (2008) and The Proposal (2009); and the action movies X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Green Lantern (2011), Deadpool (2016) and Deadpool 2 (2018). He has a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of Fame and has also pursued a variety of successful business ventures. He received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 2021.

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Géza de Kresz

Géza de Kresz. Violinist, teacher, conductor, b Budapest 11 Jun 1882, naturalized Canadian 1930, d Toronto 2 Oct 1959. He studied 1892-7 with Alajos Gobbi and 1897-1900 with Jenö Hubay at the National Cons in Budapest, graduating in 1900.

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Denis Lorrain

Lorrain, Denis. Composer, b Ithaca, NY, of Canadian parents, 29 Jul 1948, naturalized French 1985; B MUS (Montreal) 1971, MMA (McGill) 1973, D MUS (Paris) 1983. In 1967 he entered the University of Montreal, where his teachers were Jean-Marie Cloutier, Jean Papineau-Couture, and André Prévost.

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Norman Mittelmann

Norman Mittelmann, baritone (born 25 May 1932 in Winnipeg, MB; died 17 March 2019 in Palm Desert, California). Norman Mittelmann was an acclaimed opera singer who performed with many major opera companies around the world. He made his Canadian operatic debut with the Canadian Opera Company (COC) in 1958 and debuted with the Metropolitan Opera in 1961. He also appeared with the Berlin Deutsche Oper, the Munich Staatsoper, the Zürich Opera, the Royal Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, the Manitoba Opera and the Edmonton Opera, among many others.

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Reginald Godden

Reginald Godden. Pianist, teacher, b Tunbridge Wells, England, 18 Sep 1905, d Burlington, Ont, 25 Mar 1987; LTCM 1929, honorary D LITT (York) 1985.

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Jon Washburn

Jon (Spencer) Washburn. Choir conductor, viola da gambist, composer, b Rochelle, Ill, 4 Jul 1942; B SC music education (Illinois) 1965. Jon Washburn studied conducting at the University of Illinois and musicology at Northwestern University and the University of British Columbia.

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Linda Griffiths

Linda Pauline Griffiths, actress, producer, writer (born 7 October 1953 in Montréal, QC; died 21 September 2014 in Toronto, ON).

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Maurice Solway

Maurice Solway, violinist, composer (born 1906; died 2001). Maurice Solway was a violinist who played with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for nearly twenty years.

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W.O. Mitchell

Mitchell spent his childhood in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, but had to move to Florida when he was 12 to aid his recovery from tuberculosis. Returning to Canada in 1931, he studied at the University of Manitoba and the University of Alberta.