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Ali Pourfarrokh

Ali Pourfarrokh, choreographer and ballet director (b at Kermanshah, Iran 27 Nov 1938). As artistic director of the Alberta Ballet Company from 1988 to 1998, he played a major role in giving the troupe a fresh image.

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Alice Jones

Alice Jones, writer (b at Halifax 26 Aug 1853; d at Menton, France 27 Feb 1933). Developing international themes and the "New Woman" figure in her novels, Jones counterpointed the superficiality of European life against the vitality of Canadian society and character.

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Alice Munro

Alice Munro, nee Alice Laidlaw, short-story writer (born in Wingham, Ontario 10 July 1931). Alice Munro is widely regarded as one of the most important short-story writers, not just in Canada but in the English-speaking world as a whole.

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Alice Parizeau

Alice Parizeau, (née Poznanska), journalist, novelist and essayist (born 25 Jul 1930 in Luniniec, Poland; died 30 September 1990 in Montréal).

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Alison Pill

Alison Courtney Pill, actor (born 27 November 1985 in Toronto, ON). Alison Pill is a versatile character actor who shifts seamlessly between comedy, drama, horror and science fiction. She has worked extensively in theatre, film and television and received a Tony Award nomination in 2006 for her performance in Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant of Inishmore. She is perhaps best known for her roles in the feature films Milk (2008), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), Goon (2011) and its sequel, and the HBO drama The Newsroom (2012–14).

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Alison Ruth Gordon

Alison Ruth Gordon, novelist, journalist (b at New York, NY 19 Jan 1943). Educated at Queen's University, she worked for CBC radio and television and as a sportswriter for the Toronto Star.

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Alissa York

Alissa York, writer, educator (born at Athabasca, AB 1970). Alissa York studied English literature at McGill University and considered a life in zoology or biology because of her love of animals.

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Alistair Macready Bell

Bell worked as a draftsman in a structural steel plant until 1967, when he turned his attention to being a full-time artist. He soon established himself for his talent in the graphic media including drypoint, etching, lithography, wood engraving and woodcutting.

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Allan Bell

Allan (Gordon) Bell. Composer, teacher, conductor, b Calgary 24 May 1953; BA (Alberta) 1974, M MUS (Alberta) 1980. He grew up in Edmonton, with no formal training in music, and did undergraduate work in philosophy 1970-4 at the University of Alberta.

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Allan Brooks

Drawings and paintings of birds, some of which survive from his fifth year, form his greatest legacy; he was illustrator of A.P. Taverner's books on Canadian birds and of several American ornithological and popular works.

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Allan Burt

(William) Allan Burt. Baritone, b Toronto 11 Aug 1897, d there 6 Sep 1957. After study with Edward Broome in Toronto, he won a scholarship to work with Vladimir Rosing in the Opera Department of the ESM.

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Allan Dwan

Allan Dwan, born Joseph Aloysius Dwan, director, producer, writer (b at Toronto 3 Apr 1885; d at Los Angeles 21 Dec 1981). Allan Dwan left Toronto with his family at 11 years old to settle in Illinois.

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Allan Gilliland

Allan Gilliland. Composer, arranger, trumpeter, teacher, b Darvel, Scotland 10 May 1965; Honours Diploma in Jazz Studies (Humber) 1985, B MUS (Alberta) 1989, M MUS (Alberta) 1996. Allan Gilliland immigrated to Canada with his family in 1972.

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Allan Hawco

Allan A.W. Hawco, actor, writer, producer (born 28 July 1977 in Goulds, NL). Allan Hawco is best known for his starring role in the popular CBC TV series Republic of Doyle (2010–14), for which he was also creator, executive producer and head writer. He graduated from the National Theatre School in 2000 and worked extensively in theatre in Toronto and Montreal before co-founding Toronto’s acclaimed Company Theatre. He appeared in Clement Virgo’s adaptation of Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes, Paul Gross’s action drama Hyena Road (2015), and Bruce McDonald’s road-trip drama Weirdos (2016). He also produced and co-starred in the fur trade action series Frontier (2016–18) and CBC’s adaptation of Lisa Moore’s novel Caught.