Johnny Wayne: Canadian comedian and comedy writer (born: 1918 - died: 1990) | Biography
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Johnny Wayne
Canadian comedian and comedy writer

Johnny Wayne

Johnny Wayne
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Intro Canadian comedian and comedy writer
A.K.A. Louis Weingarten
Was Athlete Curler Actor Musician Composer Screenwriter Television actor
From Canada
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music Sports
Gender male
Birth 28 May 1918, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Death 18 July 1990, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (aged 72 years)
Star sign Gemini
University of Toronto
Caledon Walk of Fame  
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Johnny Wayne (born Louis Weingarten; May 28, 1918 – July 18, 1990) was a Canadian comedian and comedy writer best known for his work as part of the comedy duo Wayne and Shuster alongside Frank Shuster.

The son of a successful clothing manufacturer who spoke several languages and the eldest of seven children, Johnny Wayne was born in downtown Toronto and attended Harbord Collegiate Institute, where he met his future comedy partner, and later attended the University of Toronto.

Wayne and Shuster began working together in the 1930s and continued their successful collaboration on stage, radio, and television until Wayne's death from brain cancer in 1990. He is buried at Holy Blossom Cemetery, in his home town of Toronto.

Wayne was a curling enthusiast and was a commentator alongside Alex Trebek and Doug Maxwell during the 1968 CBC Curling Championship.

He also had musical talents and was a successful songwriter in the 1950s, including co-writing Bobby Gimby's 1958 hit "Jimbo". In 1964 he recorded the song "Charlottetown", which he wrote and sang for the Canadian Confederation Centennial.

He married Beatrice Lokash, in 1946. They were married until her death from cancer in 1980. Their children are historian Michael Wayne, columnist and songwriter Jamie Wayne, and television sports producer Brian Wayne.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 11 Jan 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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