Living the part : John Drainie and the dilemma of Canadian stardom


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Drainie, Bronwyn


Keyword(s):
Actors -- Canada -- Biography. Acteurs -- Canada -- Biographies. Animateurs de radio -- Canada -- Biographies. Drainie, John. Drainie, John, 1916-1966. Drainie, John. SociÈtÈ Radio-Canada -- Histoire.


Year:
1988


Pages:
xii, 340 p., [16] p. of plates


Publisher:
Macmillan of Canada


Publisher location:
Toronto, Ont., Canada


Accession number:
20637624


Label:
Box 27


Notes:
ill. ; 23 cm. Includes index./ Bibliography: p. 332-333. Bronwyn Drainie. Book


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: PN2308.D7; Dewey: 792/.028/092; B; NLC: PN2308 D73


ISBN:
ISBN: 0771599188; 9780771599187; National Library: 880941669 LCCN: 88-204117


Work type:
Biography (bio)


Research notes:
Dedication (to Mordecai and Florence from Bronwyn)


Abstract:
This biography of Canada's most accomplished radio actor, John Drainie, also looks at Canadian theatre and culture. Drainie's voice was familiar to Canadians in roles such as Stephen Leacock, Senator Joseph McCarthy, and Jake, the hired man in 'Jake and the kid'.


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