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Memorable Manitobans: Morley Meredith (1922-2000)


Born Morley Margolis at Winnipeg on 8 February 1922, he studied singing with William H. Anderson and medicine at the University of Manitoba. Moving to New York City, he studied voice with Boris Goldovsky, Alfredo Martino, and Melchiore Luise and won the CBC's “Singing Stars of Tomorrow” in May 1949. He debuted in New York opera in 1957, and sang roles in Canada, USA, and Europe through the 1970s. He died at Palm Beach, Florida on 3 February 2000.


“Margolis returns to study in N.Y.,” Winnipeg Tribune, 11 September 1948, page 9.

“Song contest winner meets quick success,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 May 1949, page 5.

Morley Meredith, The Canadian Encyclopedia.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Elsie Shamota.

Page revised: 20 April 2019

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