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Memorable Manitobans: Elaine Hill Grand (1926-2001)

Broadcaster.

Born at Winnipeg on 8 June 1926, she graduated from Kelvin High School in 1942. After training as a fashion illustrator, she joined the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She came to national prominence as host of the CBC television program Tabloid, from 1953 to 1956. She moved to England in 1956 where produced documentaries, wrote a newspaper column, and hosted a popular television program where she was known for an interviewing style that combined intelligence, intuition, and timing. She was married twice, first to Solomon Grand (?-1953) and in 1960 to Canadian screenwriter Reuben Ship. She died in England on 30 April 2001.

Sources:

[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 July 1954, page 16.

Obituary, The Guardian, 17 May 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2015

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