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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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  • Helped Form True Character For The Canadian Institution The Beacon Herald
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  • Memorial For Festival Titan On Sunday The Beacon Herald
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  • Will Kate See Anne Of Green Gables's Makeover? Macleans.Ca (Blog)
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Don Harron.


1924 Birth Born on September 19, 1924.


1952 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Harron is best known for the character Charlie Farquharson, a personality he first portrayed in 1952 on the CBC series The Big Revue and used as part of the cast of the U.S. country music television show, Hee Haw. … Read More


1956 31 Years Old He also wrote the script for the 1956 television musical Anne of Green Gables, which was adapted for the stage in 1965 as Anne of Green Gables - The Musical, telling the Calgary Herald in an interview published in March 2008 that the show has given work to more than 10,000 actors since its inception.


1965 40 Years Old In 1965, he appeared in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. as an Australian U.N.C.L.E. agent named Kittridge in an episode called "The Four-Steps Affair".
1969 44 Years Old He made one appearance on the CBC Television show Adventures in Rainbow Country in 1969 in the episode "The Frank Williams File."


1977 52 Years Old He has also been a host and interviewer on Canadian television and radio, hosting CBC Radio's Morningside from 1977 to 1982, and subsequently hosting an afternoon talk show for CTV. … Read More
1980 55 Years Old He was invested as member of the Order of Canada in 1980. … Read More


2010 85 Years Old Harron was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. … Read More
2011 86 Years Old On May 15, 2011, Don publicly performed the Charlie Farquharson character for the last time in Canada during the 85th anniversary of his Toronto high school, Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute.
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