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My Double Life

Sexty Yeers of Farquharson Around with Don Harn

My Double Life by Don Harron
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The colourful story of Don Harron’s 77-year career in the entertainment business.

After 15 books about somebody else (mostly alter ego Charlie Farquharson) plus one book by his drag-queen character, Charlie’s rich city cousin Valerie Rosedale, Don Harron now presents the story of his 77-year stint in the entertainment business.

The actor’s colourful career includes such highlights as making money in 1935 as a 10-year-old cartoonist doing mother-and-son banquets; winning an ACTRA Award as best radio host for Morningside; six stage shows on Broadway, three in London’s West End, and 10 years of Shakespeare in three countries; a Gemini Award for lifetime achievement; writing the lyrics for five musicals, including Anne of Green Gables; and being appointed to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honours due to his appearances on Hee Haw.

Whether playing a serious stage role or hamming it up as Charlie Farquharson, Harron is always insightful and provides a unique perspective on a long life in the entertainment business.

Dundurn; November 2012
408 pages; ISBN 9781459705524
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Title: My Double Life
Author: Don Harron
 
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Don Harron aka Charlie Farquharson dead at 90 - Toronto Sun
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 16:51:49 -0800
Toronto SunDon Harron aka Charlie Farquharson dead at 90Toronto SunHarron also published several books as Farquharson, a ...
Facing the facts of life - The Guardian Charlottetown
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:10:54 -0800
The Guardian CharlottetownFacing the facts of lifeThe Guardian CharlottetownWhether performing as Charlie Farqharson or ...
APPRECIATION: Remembering Don Harron - Brantford Expositor
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 17:49:42 -0800
Brantford ExpositorAPPRECIATION: Remembering Don HarronBrantford ExpositorFor most Canadians Don Harron will be remembered as ...