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David French

His first stage play, Leaving Home (1972), produced and directed by Bill GLASSCO at Toronto's TARRAGON THEATRE, portrayed with humour and powerful emotion the generational conflict and cultural alienation within a Toronto family of transplanted Newfoundlanders.

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Gérald Gratton

Gérald Gratton, weightlifter, bricklayer. (born at Montréal, 29 Aug 1927; died there 27 July 1963). During the 1950s, Gérald Gratton was recognized as a very great Canadian athlete.

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Henri Prieur

Henri Prieur. Tenor, b Montreal 17 Apr 1893, d there 22 Aug 1970. Revealing a rich voice as a youth, Prieur was encouraged to study music and trained 1911-20, with Arthur Plamondon, Jean Riddez, and Albert Roberval.

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Orval Prophet

Orval (William) Prophet. Singer, guitarist, songwriter, b Edwards, near Ottawa, 31 Aug 1922, d there 4 Jan 1984.

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Jean-Guy Proulx

Jean-Guy Proulx. Organist, teacher, b Sudbury, Ont, 6 Jun 1949; B MUS organ (Laval) 1972, B MUS piano (Laval) 1976, M MUS (Laval) 1981. His teachers were Sister Pauline Charron, Antoine Bouchard, Antoine Reboulot, Robert Weisz, and Jeanne Landry.

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Avis Phillips

Avis (Ruth) Phillips. Soprano, teacher, b Winnipeg 16 Nov 1900, d Vancouver 7 Mar 1986; ATCM 1918, ARCM voice 1925, ARCM piano 1925. After piano studies in Mount Forest, Ont, with Alice Roger Collins, she attended the RCM 1921-5 under Aubyn Raymar (piano) and Edith Grepe (voice).

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René Richard Cyr

René Richard Cyr, actor, playwright, stage director, film producer, TV host (b at Montréal 27 Sep 1958). A highly talented jack-of-all-trades, René Richard Cyr made his mark as an actor on stage and screen thanks to roles that made him a popular star.

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Mark Miller

Mark David Miller, writer, photographer (born 6 November 1951 in Toronto, ON). Mark Miller is one of Canada’s most respected jazz critics.

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Harry Puddicombe

Harry (b Henry) Puddicombe. Teacher, b London, Ont, 14 Jun 1870?, d Ottawa 7 Jun 1953. Son of a cabinet maker, he sought a career in music instead of learning his father's trade. At 21 he went to Leipzig to study with Martin Krause in the hope of becoming a concert pianist.

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Raffi

Raffi (b Raffi Cavoukian). Singer-songwriter, guitarist, b Cairo, of Armenian parents, 8 Jul 1948; honorary D LITT (Wilfrid Laurier) 2011. Taken to Canada at 10, he began his career as a folksinger in Toronto coffeehouses in the early 1970s and in 1974 performed for his first audience of children.

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Joan Patenaude-Yarnell

Joan Patenaude-Yarnell. Soprano, b Ottawa 12 Sep 1941. She began her studies in Ottawa and was a winner at the Ottawa Music Festival in 1957. She then studied voice in Montreal with Raoul Jobin and Bernard Diamant and coached with Charles Reiner.

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Douglas Millson

(George) Douglas Millson. Organist, choirmaster, campanologist, b Kingsville, near Windsor, Ont, 20 Jun 1908. He was the son of a Methodist minister and played the organ in his father's church at 13. He later studied at the TCM and the Union Theological Seminary, New York City.

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Edward Lincoln

(George) Edward (Ted) Lincoln. Pianist, teacher, administrator, b Teulon, near Winnipeg, 2 Oct 1921, d 10 Jun 1995; LRSM 1939, ARCT 1940, LMM 1946.

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Luke Fox

Luke Fox, also spelled Foxe, explorer (b at Kingston-upon-Hull, Eng 20 Oct 1586; d c 15 July 1635). He left for the Arctic in 1631, 2 days after Thomas JAMES left on a rival voyage.

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Matt Minglewood

Matt (b Roy Alexander) Minglewood (b Batherson). Singer, guitarist, organist, songwriter, b Moncton, NB, 31 Jan 1947. Raised in North Sydney, Cape Breton, NS, he began his career there with the Rockin' Saints.

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William Augustus Montgomery

William Augustus Montgomery. Organist-choirmaster, composer, b Hawick, Scotland, 25 Nov 1872, d Halifax, NS, 18 Dec 1948; LTCM 1894, B MUS (Durham) 1897, LRAM 1905, FRCO 1910. He studied piano, organ, and theory in Great Britain with Charles Edward Allum, G.H.