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FAMOUS RESIDENTS

Bryan Adams, musician - Kingston, ON
Pamela Anderson, model, actress - Ladysmith, BC
Paul Anka, singer - Ottawa, ON
Elizabeth Arden, founder of cosmetics company - Woodbridge, ON
Margaret Atwood, writer - Toronto, ON
Dan Aykroyd, comedian and actor - Toronto, ON
Saul Bellow, writer - Lachine, QC
Joseph-Armand Bombardier, inventor of the snowmobile - Valcourt, QC
Genevieve Bujold, actress - Montreal, QC
Raymond Burr, actor - New Westminster, BC
Neve Campbell, actress - Guelph, ON
Emily Carr, painter - Victoria, BC
Jim Carrey, actor - Newmarket, ON
Bruce Cockburn, singer and songwriter - Ottawa, ON
Leonard Cohen, singer and composer - Montreal, QC
David Cronenberg, filmmaker - Toronto, ON
Hume Cronyn, actor - London, ON
Robertson Davies, author - Thamesville, ON
Collen Dewhurst, actress - Montreal, QC
Celine Dion, singer - Charlemagne, QC
Shirley Douglas, actress - Weyburn, SK
Maynard Ferguson, jazz musician - Verdun, QC
Michael J. Fox, actor - Edmonton, AB
Terry Fox, who ran a Marathon of Hope across Canada despite having lost a leg to cancer - Port Coquitlam, BC
Glenn Gould, pianist - Toronto, ON
Lorne Greene, actor - Ottawa, ON
Wayne Gretzky, hockey player - Brantford, ON
Monty Hall, game show host - Winnipeg, MB
Phil Hall, actor, comedian - Brantford, ON
Chris Haney and Scott Albott, creators of Trivial Pursuit - Montreal, QC
Phil Hartman, actor and comedian - Toronto, ON
Arthur Hill, actor - Melfort, SK
Tim Horton, hockey player and founder of the restaurant chain - Cochrane, ON
Jane Jacobs, author - Toronto, ON
Peter Jennings, TV news anchor - Toronto, ON
Norman Jewison, director, producer - Toronto, ON
Jenny Jones, TV talk show host - London, ON
Margot Kidder, actress - Yellowknife, NT
W.P. Kinsella, author - Edmonton, AB
Diana Krall, musician - Nanaimo, BC
KD Lang, musician - Consort, AB
Daniel Lanois, musician - Hull, QC
Carole Laure, actress - Shawinigan, QC
Calixa Lavallée, composer of "O Canada" - Vercheres, QC
Gordon Lightfoot, singer - Orillia, ON
Art Linkletter, TV personality - Moose Jaw, SK
Rich Little, comedian - Ottawa, ON
Guy Lombardo, bandleader - London, ON
Jack Marshall, hockey player - Saint-Vallier, QC
Raymond Massey, actor - Toronto, ON
Louis B. Mayer, filmmaker - Saint John, NB
Lorne Michaels, TV producer - Toronto, ON
Alanis Morissette, singer - Ottawa, ON
David Morrell, novelist who created Rambo - Kitchener, ON
Alice Munro, writer - Goderich, ON
Anne Murray, singer - Toronto, ON
James Naismith, inventor of basketball - Almonte, ON
Kate Nelligan, actress - London, ON
Leslie Nielsen, actor - Regina, SK
Anna Paquin, actress - Winnipeg, MB
Oscar Peterson, musician - Montreal, QC
Walter Pidgeon, actor - Saint John, NB
Christopher Plummer, actor - Toronto, ON
Keanu Reeves, actor - Toronto, ON
Mordecai Richler, writer - Montreal, QC
Dave Rockola, jukebox manufacturer - Virden, MB
Mort Sahl, comedian - Montreal, QC
Buffy Sainte-Marie, singer and songwriter - Craven, SK
William Shatner, actor - Montreal, QC
Norma Shearer, actress - Montreal, QC
Martin Short, actor, comedian - Hamilton, ON
Jane Siberry, musician - Toronto, ON
David Steinberg, comedian - Winnipeg, MB
Donald Sutherland, actor - Saint John, NB
Jennifer Tilly, actress - Victoria, BC
Shania Twain, singer - Timmins, ON
Jack Warner, founder of Warner Brothers - London, ON
George Woolf, jockey who rode Seabiscuit - Cardston, AB
Fay Wray, actress - Cardston, AB
Neil Young, musician - Toronto, ON


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