Don Harron

Actor and Comedian
Born Sep 19, 1924

Donald H. Harron, OC, OOnt is a Canadian comedian, actor, director, journalist, author and composer.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Don Harron.


1924 Birth Born in 1924.


1935 11 Years Old As a result of his performances, he was invited to audition for, and won, a part in the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission radio series Lonesome Trail in 1935.
1942 18 Years Old As a teenager, Harron spent time working as a farm hand in rural Ontario; experience he later credited for the development of his Charlie Farquharson character. He graduated from Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute in 1942 and briefly attended the University of Toronto before enlisting in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943. … Read More


1952 28 Years Old Harron is known for the character Charlie Farquharson, a personality he first portrayed in 1952 on the CBC series The Big Revue. … Read More


1969 45 Years Old He married his third wife, Canadian singer Catherine McKinnon in 1969. Harron and McKinnon divorced in 2003. … Read More


1980 56 Years Old …  He was invested as member of the Order of Canada in 1980 and in 2007, he was given the Gemini Award for Lifetime Achievement in Radio and Television. … Read More


2010 86 Years Old Harron was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
2012 88 Years Old Harron authored 17 books – most of them in character as Charlie Farquharson with titles spelled in the character's idiolect, as well as his 2012 memoir:
2015 91 Years Old Died on January 17, 2015.
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