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Memorable Manitobans: Marilyn Boyle (?-2016)

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Marilyn Boyle
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Actor, playwright.

Born at Regina, Saskatchewan, daughter of Edith May Wright (1894-1969, daughter of Archibald Francis Wright) and Wilfred Boyle (1895-1970), she moved to Winnipeg where she attended the University of Manitoba. She lived at Toronto, Ontario for nearly 30 years where she worked as an actor and playwright. She later returned to Winnipeg and continued her career in the theatre. She received the Victor Cowie Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Performing Arts from ACTRA Manitoba and is listed on the Rainbow Stage Wall of Fame. She died unmarried at Winnipeg on 12 March 2106.

Sources:

“Society,” Winnipeg Tribune, 27 August 1936, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 2016.

Edith May Wright Boyle, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 December 2020

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