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Memorable Manitobans: Wayne Nicklas (1951-2010)

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Wayne Nicklas
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Born at Winnipeg on 20 April 1951, his theatrical and film career began in his teenage years and continued throughout his life. Some of his memorable roles included: The Odyssey, Guys and Dolls, Up Island, Shakespeare’s Dog, Waiting for Godot, Heater, The Saddest Music in the World and New in Town. For 16 years he performed historical theatre at The Forks National Historic Site. He worked to establish PAL, the Performing Arts Lodges, in Winnipeg to provide housing for members of the performing artists in need. An advocate of Winnipeg actors and the acting community at large, he served on the national council of ACTRA. He died while on vacation at Duncan, British Columbia on 25 May 2010. A scholarship in his name was established at the Manitoba Theatre for Young People.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 May 2010.

We thank Judy Cook for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 July 2015

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