Showing All of 211 results for "Actors & Broadcasters"

Irenee Byatt

Irenee (Irene) Byatt. Contralto, actress, b Vancouver 3 May 1926. After lessons in Victoria, BC, she studied 1948-50 with Albert Whitehead at the RCMT, and 1950-4 with Roy Henderson in England. In 1953 she sang in Messiah at Albert Hall with the London SO under Sir Malcolm Sargent.

Kids in the Hall

The Kids in the Hall began working together as a comedy troupe in 1984. The troupe originated as a club act and progressed to a television series in 1989, airing on CBC in Canada and in a raunchier version on HBO in the US.

Kiefer Sutherland

In the 1980s and 1990s, Sutherland ran with the young Hollywood "brat pack," enjoying roles in ensemble pictures like Young Guns (1988) and The Three Musketeers (1993).

Luc Picard

Luc Picard, actor, director and screenwriter (born in Lachine, Quebec, September 24, 1961).

Leonard Walter Brockington

Leonard Walter Brockington, first chairman of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (b at Cardiff, Wales 6 Apr 1888; d at Toronto 15 Sept 1966).

Robert Gravel

Robert Gravel, actor, author and theatre director (born 14 September 1945 in Montréal; died 12 August 1996 in Montréal). A free and unusual spirit, and a debonair yet sardonic actor, Gravel was endowed with enormous physical and emotional scope.

Stories of Remembrance: Mary Walsh

In 2005, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Canadian celebrities spoke about the meaning of remembrance as part of the Stories of Remembrance Campaign, a project of CanWest News Service (now Postmedia News), the Dominion Institute (now Historica Canada) and Veterans Affairs Canada. This article is reprinted from that campaign.

Stories of Remembrance: Paul Gross

In 2005, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Canadian celebrities spoke about the meaning of remembrance as part of the Stories of Remembrance Campaign, a project of CanWest News Service (now Postmedia News), the Dominion Institute (now Historica Canada) and Veterans Affairs Canada. This article is reprinted from that campaign.

Stories of Remembrance: Mike Myers

In 2005, to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War, Canadian celebrities spoke about the meaning of remembrance as part of the Stories of Remembrance Campaign, a project of CanWest News Service (now Postmedia News), the Dominion Institute (now Historica Canada) and Veterans Affairs Canada. This article is reprinted from that campaign.

Reynald Bouchard

​Reynald Bouchard, actor, director, playwright, poet and storyteller (born in 1945 at Sainte- Coeur-de-Marie, QC; died 9 August 2009 at Montréal, QC).

Brent Carver

Brent Carver, actor (b at Cranbrook, BC 17 Nov 1951). One of Canada's most versatile actors, Carver has tackled the classics at the Stratford Festival (1980-87), as well as turning in critically acclaimed performances in musical theatre, cabaret and film.

Benjamin Horch

Benjamin Horch. Baritone, conductor, teacher, administrator, broadcaster, b near Odessa, Russia, of German parents, 19 Nov 1907, d 2 Jul 1992; honorary LL D (Winnipeg) 1974.

William Ronald

William Ronald, né Smith, painter and journalist (born 13 August 1926 in Stratford, ON; died 9 February 1998 in Toronto, ON).

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William Rufus Blake

William Rufus Blake, actor, manager (b at Halifax and christened there 5 Dec 1802; d at Boston 22 Apr 1863).

Barbara Franklin

Barbara Franklin (m Perkins). Soprano, actress, b Regina 14 Jun 1929, d Toronto 15 Feb 2009; LRCT 1954, Artist diploma (Toronto) 1954.

Barbara Frum

Since her untimely death from leukemia at the age of 54 in 1992, she has been honoured and memorialized in numerous ways.

René-Daniel Dubois

René-Daniel Dubois, playwright, actor and director (b 20 July 1955 at Montréal).

Jackie Richardson

​Jackie Richardson, actor, singer (born 1947 in Donora, Pennsylvania).

Carrie Best

Carrie Mae Best (née Prevoe), OC, LLD, human rights activist, author, journalist, publisher and broadcaster (born 4 March 1903 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; died 24 July 2001 in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia).

Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi, singer, songwriter, musician, broadcaster, writer, manager (born 9 June 1967 in London, England).

Rita Lafontaine

Rita Lafontaine, OC, OQ, actor (born 8 June 1939 in Trois-Rivières, QC; died 4 April 2016 in Montréal).

Gerry Dee

Gerard Francis Donoghue, comedian, actor, author (born 31 December 1968 in Scarborough, ON).

Russell Peters

Russell Dominic Peters, comedian, actor (born September 29, 1970 in Toronto, ON).

William Needles

William (Bill) Needles, CM, actor, teacher (born 2 January 1919 in Yonkers, New York; died 12 January 2016 in Alliston, Ontario) William Needles is best known as a founding member of the Stratford Festival, where he appeared in over 100 roles.

Brian Bedford

Brian Bedford, actor, director (born 16 February 1935 in Morley, England; died 13 January 2016 in Santa Barbara, California). Brian Bedford was an award-winning actor best known for his work at the Stratford Festival and on Broadway.