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Mimi Parent

Mimi Parent, surrealist artist (b at Montréal 1924; d at Villars-sur-Ollon, Switzerland 14 June 2005). She was a student of Alfred PELLAN at the École des Beaux-arts de Montréal, from which she was eventually expelled in 1947 for being undisciplined.

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Anne Simpson

Anne Simpson, poet, novelist, essayist (b 1956). Having taken her BA and MA degrees from Queen's University and a Fine Arts diploma from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Anne Simpson worked as a Cuso volunteer in Nigeria.

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Katherine Ambrose

Ambrose came to Canada in 1951 when Franca, with whom she was collaborating on the book Beginners, Please! (published 1953), accepted a position as artistic director of the National Ballet.

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Barry Truax

Barry Truax, electroacoustic composer, acoustic communication researcher, professor (b at Chatham, Ont 10 May 1947).

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Dennis Farrell

Dennis (Michael) Farrell. Composer, teacher, b Green Bay, Wisc, 18 Sep 1940, naturalized Canadian 1981; BA (St. Norbert College, Wisc) 1963, M MUS (Wisconsin) 1966, PH D (Wisconsin) 1968. Farrell's university program was in piano, composition, and theory, with a strong component of studies in Latin.

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Tom Walmsley

Walmsley has made a powerful impact with such brutally naturalistic plays as The Jones Boy (1977), Something Red (1978) and the comedy White Boys (1982), which won a Chalmers Award. These works describe an urban subculture self-victimized by violence, drugs and alcohol.

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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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John E. Conway

From 1958 to 1959 Conway's production company, Conway Films, produced 26 15-minute short films titled The Adventures of Uncle Chichimus, and in 1961 he created an hour-long television show called Cartoonerville in Ottawa for the CTV network. Conway retired his puppets in 1966.

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Marcus Adeney

Marcus Adeney. Cellist, writer, teacher, b London 1 Jul 1900, naturalized Canadian 1904, d Toronto 2 Mar 1998. As a child he studied violin with his mother, Ethelwyn Davies Adeney, a music teacher and a cousin of (Sir) Walford Davies. He began cello studies in Hamilton with J.

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Ken Whiteley

Ken (Kenneth David) Whiteley. Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, record producer, b Bellefonte, Penn, of Canadian parents, 30 Apr 1951. Taken to Toronto at 5, Ken Whiteley began playing guitar at 12 under the influence of folk, blues and jug band music.

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Alan Gillmor

Alan (Murray) Gillmor. Musicologist, teacher, b Fort Frances, Ont, 10 Oct 1938; B MUS (Michigan) 1963, MA (Michigan) 1964, PH D (Toronto) 1972. Alan Gillmor studied piano 1946-58 and clarinet 1951-8.

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George Godwin

George Godwin, writer, satirist, lawyer (b at London, UK, 1 July 1889, died at Hastings, UK, 1974). Godwin spent seven years in Canada, first as a fruit grower, then as an officer in the Canadian army.

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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.

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Matthew White

Matthew (James Philson) White. Countertenor, b Ottawa 22 Mar 1973; BA (McGill) 1998. Matthew White began his training with the St. Matthew's Men and Boys' Choir in Ottawa, singing treble under director Richard Dacey from age 8.

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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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Robert Zend

Robert Zend, poet, fiction writer, multi-media artist (born 1929 in Budapest, Hungary; died 27 June 1985 in Toronto, ON). Robert Zend was a Hungarian-Canadian writer who fled to Canada as a political refugee in 1956, the year of the failed Hungarian Uprising against the Soviet regime.

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Patricia Hamilton

A stage actress for more than 4 decades, Patricia Hamilton has worked in theatres across Canada, and at the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn, the National American Shakespeare Festival in San Diego, the Edinburgh Festival in Scotland and the Old Vic in London, England.