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Alex Barris

Alex BarrisBorn: 16-Sep-1922
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 15-Jan-2004
Location of death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death: Stroke

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: TV Personality, Columnist, Author

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Canadian TV star from the '50s and '60s

Military service: US Army

Wife: Kay (until his death, one son, one daughter)
Son: Ted Barris
Daughter: Kate

    Order of Canada 1998

Author of books:
The Pierce-Arrow Showroom Is Leaking: An Insider's View of the C.B.C. (1969, nonfiction)
Hollywood's Other Men (1974, nonfiction)
Hollywood's Other Women (1975, nonfiction)
Stop the Presses! The Newspaperman in American Films (1976, nonfiction)
Hollywood According to Hollywood (1978, film studies)
Days of Victory: Canadians Remember, 1939-1945 (1995, history)
Front Page Challenge: History of a Television Legend (1999)
Making Music: Profiles from a Century of Canadian Music (2001, music studies)
Oscar Peterson: A Musical Biography (2002, biography)



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