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Louis B. Mayer

Louis B. Mayer, born Eliezer Mayer, studio executive (born at Minsk, Russia ca 1885; died at Los Angeles, Ca 29 Oct 1957). Louis B. Mayer's working-class family immigrated to New York when he was a small child, and in 1890 moved to Saint John, NB, where his father became a junk dealer.

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Alexis Smith

Margaret Alexis Fitzsimmons Smith, actor (born 8 June 1921 in Penticton, BC; died 9 June 1993 in Los Angeles, California). Alexis Smith was a movie star during Hollywood’s golden age, sharing the screen with some of the era’s most celebrated performers, such as Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and Cary Grant. She took a hiatus from Hollywood for a decade before winning a Tony Award in 1971 for her performance in Stephen Sondheim’s hit Broadway musical, Follies. Smith appeared in such television series as The Love Boat, Dallas and Cheers, and such films as The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944), Rhapsody in Blue (1945), the Canadian tax shelter thriller The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976), and Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence (1993).

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Danielle Goyette

Danielle Goyette, hockey player, coach (born 30 January 1966 in Saint-Nazaire d'Acton, QC). Goyette was a member of the Canadian women’s national hockey team from 1991 to 2008. In 172 international matches, she won eight world championships, twenty gold medals, and four silver medals. She is a member of the Quebec Sports Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Goyette was named to the Order of Hockey in Canada in 2018.

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David Earle

In 1968 he returned to Toronto and joined Peter RANDAZZO, formerly of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and fellow Torontonian, Patricia BEATTY, in co-founding the TORONTO DANCE THEATRE (TDT).

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Michael Sarrazin

Michael Sarrazin, born Jacques Michel André Sarrazin, actor (born at Quebec City 22 May 1940, died at Montréal 17 Apr 2011). Michael Sarrazin prepared for the stage at New York City's famed Actors Studio.

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Betty Farrally

Betty Farrally, née Hey, dancer, teacher, ballet director (b at Bradford, Eng 5 May 1915; d at Kelowna, BC 9 Apr 1989). As co-founder of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and later through her teaching, Farrally was a significant force in the development of ballet in Canada.

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Uri Mayer

Uri Mayer. Conductor, violist, born Tîrgu-Mures, Rumania, 4 Aug 1946, naturalized Canadian 1976; post-graduate diploma (Juilliard) 1970, Hon D MUS (Western Ontario) 2009.

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Yuli Turovsky

He began studying cello at the age of seven. He first attended the Moscow Central Music 1946-57, then pursued his studies at the Moscow Conservatory with Galina Kozolupova 1957-69.

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Donald Shebib

In the summer of 1969, on a miniscule budget of less than $75 000, he directed the cinéma-vérité-influenced docudrama GOIN' DOWN THE ROAD on the streets of Toronto.

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Alys Robi

Alys (Alice) Robi (b Robitaille). Singer, (b Quebec City 3 Feb 1923, d 28 May 2011). As a child she made debuts in Quebec City at the Capitol Theatre (in the revue Ten Nights in a Bar Room ) and on radio stations CHRC and CKCV.

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Geraldine Van Bibber

Geraldine Van Bibber (née Kelly), public servant, businesswoman and commissioner of Yukon (b at Dawson, YT 3 July 1951). Geraldine Van Bibber was born and raised in DAWSON, YT, and is of GWICH'IN and Irish descent.

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William Evans

William Evans, journalist, agronomist (b at Carana, Ire 22 Nov 1786; d at Côte St-Paul, Canada E 1 Feb 1857). Evans immigrated to Lower Canada in 1819 and settled on a farm in Côte St-Paul near Montréal.

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David Fife

David Fife, farmer, wheat breeder (b at Kincardine, Scot 1805; d near Peterborough, Ont 9 Jan 1877). Fife immigrated to Otonabee, Upper Canada, with his parents in 1820. In 1842 he planted seeds of WHEAT obtained by a friend in Scotland from Danzig [Gdansk, Poland].

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Roger Matton

Roger Matton, composer, teacher, ethnomusicologist (b at Granby, Qué 18 May 1929, d at Québec City, 7 Jun 2004).

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Frank Leith Skinner

Frank Leith Skinner, farmer, horticulturalist (b at Rosehearty, Scot 5 May 1882; d at Dropmore, Man 27 Aug 1967). After schooling in Aberdeen,Scotland, he immigrated to Dropmore in 1895 and ran a large grain and stock farm with his brother.

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George Spence

George Spence, homesteader, politician, civil servant (b at Birsey, Orkney I, Scot 25 Oct 1879; d at Regina 4 Mar 1975).

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Baldur Rosmund Stefansson

From his early research which focussed on developing an oilseed crop for Manitoba, he became an internationally acclaimed plant breeder, best known for suggesting the elimination of erucic from rapeseed oil and producing low glucosinolate varieties.

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John Henry Wesson

John Henry Wesson, "Jack," farmer, farm leader (b near Sheffield, Eng 24 Aug 1887; d at Regina 13 Nov 1965). Wesson immigrated to Canada in 1907 and homesteaded near Maidstone, Sask.