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Biography & Autobiography Entertainment & Performing Arts

Silver Hair and Golden Voice

Austin Willis, from Halifax to Hollywood

by (author) Ernest J. Dick

Publisher
Nimbus Publishing
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Category
Entertainment & Performing Arts, General, General
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    ISBN
    9781771088534
    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price
    $68.85

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Over his extensive career, Halifax-born film, television, and radio performer Austin Willis worked with luminaries from Orson Welles and Peter Sellers to a young William Shatner. He bested Goldfinger at cards—with help from Sean Connery’s James Bond—and with his prematurely white hair, he became the debonair, wry host of the 1970s CBC-TV quiz show, This Is The Law. This is the memoir Willis wanted to write—but didn’t, because he never stopped performing.

About the author

Ernest J. Dick lives in Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia. His archival career has focussed on Canada's audio-visual heritage, first at the National Archives of Canada, then the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He has also taught at Saint Mary's University in Halifax and has researched and published works on the history of film and television of Atlantic Canada.

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