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Pauline Julien

Pauline Julien. Singer, actress, songwriter, b Trois-Rivières, Que, 23 May 1928, d Montreal 1 Oct 1998. From about 1947 to 1951, she acted in Quebec City with the Comédiens de la Nef and in Montreal with the Compagnie du Masque. She married actor Jacques Galipeau in 1950.

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Pierre Flynn

Pierre Flynn. Singer-songwriter, keyboardist, b Quebec City 17 May 1954. In 1971, he founded in Montreal the rock group Octobre with Mario Légaré (bass), Jean Dorais (guitars) and Pierre Hébert (drums), and he wrote most of their songs.

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René Simard

René Simard, singer, performer and TV host (b at Chicoutimi 28 Feb 1961). Born into a large family, he was taken on by impresario Guy Cloutier at the tender age of ten. His first recording, L'oiseau, had phenomenal success that propelled him on stage at the PLACE DES ARTS and led to tours in Québec.

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René Simard

René Simard. Singer, TV show host, b Chicoutimi, Que, 28 Feb 1961. René Simard's father was a choirmaster on Île d'Orléans, where he spent his childhood. At nine René was the prize winner on the program 'Les Découvertes de Jen Roger' (CFTM-TV, Montreal).

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Renée Claude

Renée Claude (b Bélanger). Singer, stage actress, b Montreal 3 Jul 1939. Renée Claude studied piano at the École Vincent-d'Indy and took singing lessons with Alphonse Ledoux. In 1955 she won first prize in the program "Découvertes de Billy Munro" on CKVL (Verdun).

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Renée Claude

Renée Claude, stage name of Renée Bélanger, singer (b at Montréal 3 July 1939). While her early repertoire consisted of French songs, Claude soon became known for her interpretation of songs by Québec writers such as Jean-Pierre FERLAND, Stéphane Venne, Clémence Desrochers and Luc PLAMONDON.

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Robert Charlebois

Robert Charlebois. Singer, actor, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, b Montreal 25 Jun 1944. After studying piano for six years and acting 1962-5 at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Robert Charlebois divided his early career between music and theatre.

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Robert Charlebois

Robert Charlebois, singer, actor, songwriter, guitarist, pianist (b at Montréal 25 June 1944). As well as studying music (6 years of piano), Charlebois studied dramatic arts at the National Theatre School in Montréal from 1962 to 1965.

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Roch Voisine

He recorded his first album in 1989. Hélène was a big success in Québec and a major success in France. It sold over 1 million copies and Voisine was awarded the Victoire trophy for the best album in the French-speaking world.

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Roch Voisine

Roch Voisine. Singer-songwriter, actor, radio and TV host (born 26 March 1963 in Edmundston, NB). He first pursued a career in hockey (with the Remparts in Quebec City) that came to an end when he hurt his knee at 18.

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Sarah McLachlan

Sarah Ann McLachlan. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, b Halifax, NS, 28 Jan 1968. The daughter of Judy James, McLachlan was raised by her adoptive parents Jack, an American-born marine biologist, and Dorice McLachlan; the family also included two older adopted brothers, Stewart and Ian.

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Sarah McLachlan

At the urging of her adoptive parents, McLachlan rejected an initial offer from Vancouver-based Nettwerk Productions in 1985, but accepted a second one 2 years later and relocated to the West Coast.

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Sass Jordan

Sarah (Sass) Jordan, singer, songwriter, actor (born 23 December 1962 in Birmingham, England). A dynamic singer with a sultry, prototypical blues-rock rasp, Sass Jordan had a string of hit songs and platinum-selling albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Serge Fiori

Serge Fiori. Singer-songwriter, guitarist, flutist, pianist, arranger, b Montreal 4 Mar 1952. His father, Georges Fiori, was a dance band leader. He studied 'animation culturelle' at UQAM, then spent six months in Europe where he composed his first songs.

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Shania Twain

Shania (Eileen Rogers) Twain (b Edwards). Singer, songwriter, guitarist, b Windsor, Ont, 28 Aug 1965. Shania Twain was raised in Timmins, Ont, where she had her public singing debut at age eight.

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Shania Twain

Shania Twain (born Eilleen Regina Edwards), aka Eilleen Twain, OC, singer, songwriter, guitarist, (born 28 August 1965 in Windsor, ON).

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Shania Twain (Interview)

She's achieved first-name-only superstardom, selling more than 50 million records on the strength of her twangy pop tunes and unabashedly sexy image. On Nov. 19, Shania Twain releases Up!, her first album of new material since 1997's Come On Over.