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Manitoba History No. 88
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Memorable Manitobans: Ann Maud Donnelly Henry (1914-2000)

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Ann Maud Donnelly Henry
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Journalist.

Daughter of Alexander Henry and Annie Donnelly, she was a spirited and outspoken journalist and columnist for many years with the Winnipeg Tribune, the first woman reporter to cover the Winnipeg Police Court and the Manitoba Legislature. She was a founding board member of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation (1963). As a playwright, her Lulu Street was the first play written by a Manitoban to be performed at the Manitoba Theatre Centre. She wrote several books, including her 1970 memoir Laugh, Baby, Laugh and Its All Free - On The Outside. She received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). She died on 2 May 2000, survived by three children, including Donnelly Rhodes.

Sources:

“These Manitobans will help plan centennial,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1963, page 9.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 May 2000.

We thank Christian Cassidy and Kathleen Henry for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2018

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