, Canadian folksinger, writer, actor. Born September 7, 1913 (sometimes given as 1912), died June 14, 1977. Best known for popularizing Canadian folk music, he composed the classic folk song I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (with lyrics by Rose Bonne) which was later recorded by Burl Ives
, Peter Paul & Mary
and many others. Also appeared on several radio and television programs and in movies. Was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1974 for his contributions to Canadian folklore.
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