Don Harron's career was one of the most distinguished in Canadian entertainment history. Most famous for his alter ago Charlie Farquharson, he also appeared in many stage, television, and film productions, and wrote many plays and screenplays. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada. Harron lived in Toronto.
My Double Life
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.
My Double Life is Don Harron's insightful, unique story of 77 years in the entertainment business.