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Memorable Manitobans: Elizabeth “Betty” Jane Wylie

Writer, playwright.

Born at Winnipeg in 1931, she graduated from the University of Manitoba with an MA in English. She left Winnipeg in 1967 when her husband William T. Wylie (?-1973), administrator of the Manitoba Theatre Centre, was appointed general manager of the Stratford Festival Theatre. In 1977 she was living in Toronto. She was inducted into the Order of Canada in 2003.

Her articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Boy With the Boot
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 4, Number 2, January 1959

Winnipeg's Cenotaph
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 8, Number 2, January 1963

Sources:

“Writer Betty Jane Wylie Packing Up For Stratford” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 November 1967, page 16.

“Author Wylie Writes To Live” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1975, page 14.

Page revised: 21 February 2009

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