Profiler (TV series)
Profiler is an American crime drama that aired on NBC as part of its Thrillogy block and CNBC Europe from 1996 to 2000. The series follows the exploits of a criminal profiler working with the fictional FBI Violent Crimes Task Force based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ally Walker starred as profiler Dr. Samantha Waters during the first three seasons, was replaced by Jamie Luner as prosecutor-turned-profiler Dr. Rachel Burke during the show's final season. Robert Davi, Roma Maffia, Peter Frechette, Erica Gimpel and Julian McMahon co-starred throughout the show's run. Caitlin Wachs played Dr. Waters' daughter for the first two seasons, a role taken over by Evan Rachel Wood in 1998. Profiler shares a similar lead character and premise with the Fox Network series Millennium, created by Chris Carter. Both shows premiered at the beginning of the 1996–97 television season. Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters is a forensic psychologist working for the FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force based in Atlanta, Georgia, she is a "profiler".
While she performs all of her duties diligently, her real motive lies in a both professional and personal tragedy years earlier in which her husband was murdered by a serial killer known only as Jack of All Trades. Sam is part of an elite team of pros led by her mentor, Bailey Malone, that includes Detective John Grant, computer hacker George Fraley, forensic pathologist Grace Alvarez. Together, they solve the toughest of cases, she lives in a former firefighter station, guarded 24/7, with her seven-year-old daughter Chloe Waters, her best friend Angel Brown, an artist. Other characters included Michael Whaley playing Nathan Brubaker. Shiek Mahmoud-Bey played Marcus Payton in season two, an FBI agent skeptical of Sam's methods. A Martinez, who had worked with Ally Walker on the NBC daytime serial Santa Barbara, appeared in the first and second seasons playing Nick Cooper, an ATF bomb disposal expert, Sam Waters love interest, murdered by Jack. Heather McComb appeared in the first and second seasons as Frances Malone, the wayward and rebellious teenage daughter of Bailey Malone.
Traci Lords appeared throughout the second season playing a violent ex-convict named Sharon Lesher, who became the serial killer Jill of All Trades after she was recruited by Jack. In season three, the VCTF closed in on Jack, whose name was revealed to be Donald Lucas. With Jack in custody and her daughter Chloe moved out of the fortress-like firehouse where they had lived for the past two years and into a fancy house in the Atlanta suburbs. Sam had a brief romance with Paul Sterling, a district attorney prosecuting Donald Lucas, while Sam dealt with her estranged father Walter Anderson who had some kind of connection to the imprisoned Donald Lucas, but as it turned out, the arrest of Donald Lucas was a ploy by the real Jack of All Trades who had in fact escaped yet again and was revealed to be in hiding in a small California town playing a sheriff, named Ed Boast. In season four, after stopping Jack, Sam retired from the VCTF, being replaced by a new forensic psychologist, Rachel Burke. Rachel was a former FBI instructor at Quantico who had Sam Waters' skill of profiling.
But unlike Sam, Rachel had a brusque take-charge manner that alienated some of the team members. Rachel had her own life problems of being single and dealing with her self-destructive younger brother, who died from a drug overdose near the end of the season. Late in the season, the show established a new overarching villain, a shadowy urban legend named Damian Kennasas. Gregory Itzin had a recurring role as Joel Marks, an unstable FBI agent who stalked Rachel; as the series came to an end, it appeared that the elite VCTF team might be shut down by the U. S. Congress for the high funds it took to operate. Ally Walker as Dr. Samantha "Sam" Waters Jamie Luner as Agent Rachel Burke Robert Davi as Agent Bailey Malone Julian McMahon as Det. John Grant Roma Maffia as Dr. Grace Alvarez Peter Frechette as George Fraley Erica Gimpel as Angel Brown Caitlin Wachs as Chloe Waters Michael Whaley as Det. Nathan Brubaker Heather McComb as Frances Malone Shiek Mahmud-Bey as Det. Marcus Payton Traci Lords as Sharon Lesher A Martinez as Nick Cooper Evan Rachel Wood as Chloe Waters Mark Rolston as Donald Lucas John Mese as Paul Sterling Lawrence Pressman as Walter Anderson Gregory Itzin as Joel Marks Notes Dennis Christopher as Jack of All Trades/Albert Newquay Profiler shared the same universe with The Pretender, with three crossover episodes, one with Michael T. Weiss guest starring on Profiler, Ally Walker making a guest appearance on The Pretender in season 3, episode 19, Jamie Luner making a guest appearance on The Pretender in season 4, episode 10.
Profiler was first syndicated to Court TV in 2000. Profiler aired weeknights at 1AM and 4AM Easte
American Musical and Dramatic Academy
The American Musical and Dramatic Academy is a private, not-for-profit college conservatory for the performing arts located in New York City and Los Angeles, California. The Conservatory offers both Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and two-year Certificates in Professional Performance. Programs are offered in Acting, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts. AMDA is an accredited institution of the National Association of Schools of Theatre. AMDA was founded in 1964 by Philip Burton along with other people from the New York theatre community; the school established itself as a part of the New York performing arts community and garnered early support from members of the Broadway theatre such as Sammy Davis Jr. Dina Merrill and Carol Channing. By 1970, the school had outgrown its original location on East 23rd Street and moved into a new building on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. A few years further growth prompted a move to the Ansonia Building. In the 1990s a second location, now the principal location of AMDA New York, was opened near Lincoln Center.
In 2003 the school expanded west by opening AMDA Los Angeles in the Vine Tower Building. AMDA is the only BFA-granting performing arts college with campuses in both New York and Los Angeles; the New York City campus is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The principal facility is located at 211 West 61st Street, directly behind Lincoln Center; the other half of the campus is located on West 73rd Street. AMDA's New York campus features a theatre for skill development and performance; the Ansonia Building features a 100-seat, black box–style theatre equipped with two dressing rooms, a costume shop, a workshop, backstage space and prop storage. AMDA's New York performing arts library holds a collection of scripts, scores, DVDs and other research material. Additional facilities include rehearsal space, film, TV and editing facilities, computer labs and the AMDA Student Store; the Los Angeles campus is located in the Hollywood Entertainment District, with its principal facility in the Vine Tower Building.
AMDA's Los Angeles campus features four main theatres for learning, skill development and performance including a black box theatre, two laboratory theatres, an outdoor amphitheater. Other facilities include rehearsal space, film, TV and editing facilities, the AMDA Café, the campus piazza. Performing Arts Dance Theater Music Theater Acting Summer High School Conservatory Becca Tobin Anthony Ramos Tyne Daly Jesse Tyler Ferguson Jason Derulo Lee Tergesen Jason Mraz Janelle Monae Caissie Levy Natalie Zea Gretchen Mol Paul Sorvino Christopher Jackson Rizwan Manji Michelle Visage Asia Kate Dillon Nina Arianda Ariana Grande Official website
Kevin Tighe is an American actor who has worked in television and theatre since the late 1960s. He is best known for his character, firefighter-paramedic Roy DeSoto, on the 1972-77 NBC series Emergency! Tighe was cast in his first major film. After being under contract with Paramount and Universal, Tighe's career took a turn from bit parts and extra work when he was cast as Roy DeSoto on Emergency!. Following Emergency!, Tighe went on to make numerous guest television appearances in shows such as Ellery Queen, The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, The Six Million Dollar Man. Aside from The Graduate, some of Tighe's film credits include Road House, City of Hope, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Jade. Tighe won a 1994 Genie Award for Best Supporting Actor in I Love a Man in Uniform. In the 2000s he played Anthony Cooper on the ABC television series Lost, as well as Giles Corey in the premiere episode of the original WGN America series Salem. Tighe has been seen in a number of stage productions including A Reckoning, Mourning Becomes Electra, Anna Christie, Other Desert Cities, Curse of the Starving Class.
Tighe was born Jon Kevin Fishburn in Los Angeles, California, of Czech-Bohemian and Irish descent, the son of an actor. When he was five, Tighe moved with his family from Los Angeles to nearby Pasadena, where he began acting at an early age, auditioning for juvenile leads at the Pasadena Playhouse, he graduated from Pasadena High School in 1962, went on to attend Pasadena City College before receiving an undergraduate degree from USC and an MFA for acting in 1967. After USC, Tighe was drafted into the United States Army. Due to an injury to his finger, he was stationed for two years at Fort Knox rather than being sent to Vietnam. Since 1985, Tighe has resided in Skagit County, Washington with his wife, the artist Rebecca Fletcher. From Skagit County, he travels to Los Angeles for work. Tighe has a daughter from his first marriage, Jennifer Tighe, an actress with whom he appeared in the stage production of A Reckoning. Tighe's first film appearance was in 1967 as fraternity brother in The Graduate, after which he appeared in two other films: Narcotics: Pit of Despair and Yours and Ours.
After being discharged from the Army, Tighe appeared at the Taper Theater in Los Angeles in "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine" and in Noël Coward's "Design for Living" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. After this, he went on to perform in "Design for Living" with the National Theatre of Great Britain. During this period Tighe worked with a number of well-known actors including Lorne Greene, Maggie Smith, Michael Landon before signing a contract with Universal Studios. During Tighe's tenure at Paramount, he appeared on NBC's Bonanza in the episode, "The Weary Willies". Tighe auditioned for a new Jack Webb television series, Emergency! in 1972 and landed the role of firefighter-paramedic Roy DeSoto, alongside Randolph Mantooth as his partner, John Gage. DeSoto and his team would respond to vehicle crashes, medical emergencies, other rescues in a fire department rescue squad. After receiving advice and treatment orders from a local hospital via radiotelephone, the medics performed advanced life support techniques to stabilize patients needing aid before having them transported to a medical facility.
In order to better portray his character, along with other actors on the show, sat in on paramedic classes and participated in "ride-alongs" with the LA County Fire Department. When the show premiered, there were only 12 paramedic units in North America. In a 2006 Seattle radio interview, Tighe stated that Emergency! "...resonated with working people and I was always proud of that fact. It promoted the paramedic program."The show ran six seasons with seven two-hour television movie specials including a pilot film, The Wedsworth-Townsend Act. And averaged 30 million viewers each week. Tighe directed four episodes of Emergency!: "Gossip", "Inventions", "Fair Fight". and wrote one episode for the show, "Up all Night". Tighe and Mantooth did many of their own stunts in the early years of the show. Mantooth has been quoted as saying, "If you could see our faces, it was us doing the stunts, if you couldn't, it was our stunt double." While on Emergency!, Tighe appeared as Roy DeSoto in episodes of two other shows created by Robert A. Cinader, Sierra which had its backdoor pilot as an Emergency! episode, Adam-12.
Tighe voiced Roy DeSoto on the animated spin-off Emergency +4. and narrated an episode about the work of paramedics in LA County with Mantooth on NBC's Go! During the series' run and after it was cancelled, Tighe became and remained friends with Mantooth as well as London and Troup. Tighe served as a best man at Mantooth's second wedding in 2002. Through his friendship with Troup and London, who were married to each other as well as recording artists prior to being cast on the show, Tighe had the opportunity to meet well known jazz musicians and artists. Both Tighe and Mantooth appear in the video presentation The Pioneers of Paramedicine Story, a project done in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Fire Museum. Filmed in 2001 with additional scenes filmed in 2013, the video is a documentation of the history of pre-hospital medicine. Tighe was an honorary committee member on Project 51 and its efforts to honor Emergency!'s legacy. Tighe compiled a brief history of American EMS for the project.
Roy DeSoto's uniform, along with some of the medical equipment used on the show was ind
Birds known as Aves, are a group of endothermic vertebrates, characterised by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, a strong yet lightweight skeleton. Birds range in size from the 5 cm bee hummingbird to the 2.75 m ostrich. They rank as the world's most numerically-successful class of tetrapods, with ten thousand living species, more than half of these being passerines, sometimes known as perching birds. Birds have wings which are less developed depending on the species. Wings, which evolved from forelimbs, gave birds the ability to fly, although further evolution has led to the loss of flight in flightless birds, including ratites and diverse endemic island species of birds; the digestive and respiratory systems of birds are uniquely adapted for flight. Some bird species of aquatic environments seabirds and some waterbirds, have further evolved for swimming; the fossil record demonstrates that birds are modern feathered dinosaurs, having evolved from earlier feathered dinosaurs within the theropod group, which are traditionally placed within the saurischian dinosaurs.
The closest living relatives of birds are the crocodilians. Primitive bird-like dinosaurs that lie outside class Aves proper, in the broader group Avialae, have been found dating back to the mid-Jurassic period, around 170 million years ago. Many of these early "stem-birds", such as Archaeopteryx, were not yet capable of powered flight, many retained primitive characteristics like toothy jaws in place of beaks, long bony tails. DNA-based evidence finds that birds diversified around the time of the Cretaceous–Palaeogene extinction event 66 million years ago, which killed off the pterosaurs and all the non-avian dinosaur lineages, but birds those in the southern continents, survived this event and migrated to other parts of the world while diversifying during periods of global cooling. This makes them the sole surviving dinosaurs according to cladistics; some birds corvids and parrots, are among the most intelligent animals. Many species annually migrate great distances. Birds are social, communicating with visual signals and bird songs, participating in such social behaviours as cooperative breeding and hunting and mobbing of predators.
The vast majority of bird species are monogamous for one breeding season at a time, sometimes for years, but for life. Other species have breeding systems that are polygynous or polyandrous. Birds produce offspring by laying eggs, they are laid in a nest and incubated by the parents. Most birds have an extended period of parental care after hatching; some birds, such as hens, lay eggs when not fertilised, though unfertilised eggs do not produce offspring. Many species of birds are economically important as food for human consumption and raw material in manufacturing, with domesticated and undomesticated birds being important sources of eggs and feathers. Songbirds and other species are popular as pets. Guano is harvested for use as a fertiliser. Birds prominently figure throughout human culture. About 120–130 species have become extinct due to human activity since the 17th century, hundreds more before then. Human activity threatens about 1,200 bird species with extinction, though efforts are underway to protect them.
Recreational birdwatching is an important part of the ecotourism industry. The first classification of birds was developed by Francis Willughby and John Ray in their 1676 volume Ornithologiae. Carl Linnaeus modified that work in 1758 to devise the taxonomic classification system in use. Birds are categorised as the biological class Aves in Linnaean taxonomy. Phylogenetic taxonomy places Aves in the dinosaur clade Theropoda. Aves and a sister group, the clade Crocodilia, contain the only living representatives of the reptile clade Archosauria. During the late 1990s, Aves was most defined phylogenetically as all descendants of the most recent common ancestor of modern birds and Archaeopteryx lithographica. However, an earlier definition proposed by Jacques Gauthier gained wide currency in the 21st century, is used by many scientists including adherents of the Phylocode system. Gauthier defined Aves to include only the crown group of the set of modern birds; this was done by excluding most groups known only from fossils, assigning them, instead, to the Avialae, in part to avoid the uncertainties about the placement of Archaeopteryx in relation to animals traditionally thought of as theropod dinosaurs.
Gauthier identified four different definitions for the same biological name "Aves", a problem. Gauthier proposed to reserve the term Aves only for the crown group consisting of the last common ancestor of all living birds and all of its descendants, which corresponds to meaning number 4 below, he assigned other names to the other groups. Aves can mean all archosaurs closer to birds than to crocodiles Aves can mean those advanced archosaurs with feathers Aves can mean those feathered dinosaurs that fly Aves can mean the last common ancestor of all the living birds and all of its descendants (a "c
The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail is a Canadian newspaper printed in five cities in western and central Canada. With a weekly readership of 2,018,923 in 2015, it is Canada's most read newspaper on weekdays and Saturdays, although it falls behind the Toronto Star in overall weekly circulation because the Star publishes a Sunday edition while the Globe does not; the Globe and Mail is regarded by some as Canada's "newspaper of record". The newspaper is owned based in Toronto; the predecessor to The Globe and Mail was called The Globe. Brown's liberal politics led him to court the support of the Clear Grits, precursor to the modern Liberal Party of Canada; the Globe began in Toronto as a weekly party organ for Brown's Reform Party, but seeing the economic gains that he could make in the newspaper business, Brown soon targeted a wide audience of liberal minded freeholders. He selected as the motto for the editorial page a quotation from Junius, "The subject, loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures."
The quotation is carried on the editorial page to this day. By the 1850s, The Globe had become an well-regarded daily newspaper, it began distribution by railway to other cities in Ontario shortly after Confederation. At the dawn of the twentieth century, The Globe added photography, a women's section, the slogan "Canada's National Newspaper", which remains on its front-page banner, it began opening bureaus and offering subscriptions across Canada. On 23 November 1936, The Globe merged with The Mail and Empire, itself formed through the 1895 merger of two conservative newspapers, The Toronto Mail and Toronto Empire. Press reports at the time stated, "the minnow swallowed the whale" because The Globe's circulation was smaller than The Mail and Empire's; the merger was arranged by George McCullagh, who fronted for mining magnate William Henry Wright and became the first publisher of The Globe and Mail. McCullagh committed suicide in 1952, the newspaper was sold to the Webster family of Montreal.
As the paper lost ground to The Toronto Star in the local Toronto market, it began to expand its national circulation. The newspaper was unionised under the banner of the American Newspaper Guild. From 1937 until 1974, the newspaper was produced at the William H. Wright Building, located at 140 King Street West on the northeast corner of King Street and York Street, close to the homes of the Toronto Daily Star at Old Toronto Star Building at 80 King West and the Old Toronto Telegram Building at Bay and Melinda; the building at 130 King Street West was demolished in 1974 to make way for First Canadian Place, the newspaper moved to 444 Front Street West, the headquarters of the Toronto Telegram newspaper, built in 1963. In 1965, the paper was bought by Winnipeg-based FP Publications, controlled by Bryan Maheswary, which owned a chain of local Canadian newspapers. FP put a strong emphasis on the Report on Business section, launched in 1962, thereby building the paper's reputation as the voice of Toronto's business community.
FP Publications and The Globe and Mail were sold in 1980 to The Thomson Corporation, a company run by the family of Kenneth Thomson. After the acquisition there were few changes made in news policy. However, there was more attention paid to national and international news on the editorial, op-ed, front pages in contrast to its previous policy of stressing Toronto and Ontario material; the Globe and Mail has always been a morning newspaper. Since the 1980s, it has been printed in separate editions in six Canadian cities: Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver. Southern Ontario Newspaper Guild employees took their first strike vote at The Globe in 1982 marking a new era in relations with the company; those negotiations ended without a strike, the Globe unit of SONG still has a strike-free record. SONG members voted in 1994 to sever ties with the American-focused Newspaper Guild. Shortly afterwards, SONG affiliated with the Communications and Paperworkers Union of Canada. Under the editorship of William Thorsell in the 1980s and 1990s, the paper endorsed the free trade policies of Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
The paper became an outspoken proponent of the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord, with their editorial the day of the 1995 Quebec Referendum quoting a Mulroney speech in favour of the Accord. During this period, the paper continued to favour such liberal policies as decriminalizing drugs and expanding gay rights. In 1995, the paper launched globeandmail.com. Since the launch of the National Post as another English-language national paper in 1998, some industry analysts had proclaimed a "national newspaper war" between The Globe and Mail and the National Post; as a response to this threat, in 2001, The Globe and Mail was combined with broadcast assets held by Bell Canada to form the joint venture Bell Globemedia. In 2004, access to some features of globeandmail.com became restricted to paid subscribers only. The subscription service was reduced a few years to include an electronic edition of the newspaper, access to its archives, membership to a premium investment site
Strong Medicine is a medical drama with a focus on feminist politics, health issues, class conflict, that aired on the Lifetime network from 2000 to 2006. The series was created and produced in part by Whoopi Goldberg, who made cameos on the series, Tammy Ader; the series starring Rosa Blasi, Janine Turner, Patricia Richardson. Strong Medicine was the highest-rated original drama on basic cable in 2001. Strong Medicine brings together the worlds of two different doctors, Dr. Luisa "Lu" Delgado, Dr. Dana Stowe. Lu is a single mother running a free clinic in the inner-city. Dana is top female health specialist; the two come together when Dr. Lydia Emerson wants to combine Rittenhouse Hospital's practice with Lu's financially failing clinic to provide the best care for the patients of both doctors; the staff and its visitors tend to be racially and economically diverse. A core class/political duality in the episodes' storylines tend to be driven by comparisons and contrasts between liberal Delgado, her fellow women's health practitioner across the lobby, who sees paying patients and has more conservative values.
When Dr. Dana Stowe leaves, Lu's partners include Dr. Dylan West; the show places the characters in ironic, soul-searching situations in which they are forced to question the solidity of their personal beliefs or else cause them to fight for what they believe in. Dr. Luisa "Lu" Magdalena Delgado Born November 18, 1970. Delgado runs the free clinic, hosts a support group. Both as a friend and a doctor to many lower-class patients, Lu comes face-to-face with bitterly ironic situations involving the difficulties of the lower class with government, drug abuse, exploitation, her character exhibits a perennial cleverness which allows her to wheedle or persuade positive outcomes from hopeless cases of victimization. After her mother died of breast cancer when she was ten years-old, she was raised by her grandmother, Isabel Santana, who now lives in Puerto Rico. Lu has a son, who she had when she was 16 and raised alone; until Delgado has had no luck with a relationship. Her first boyfriend, Jack a construction worker, dumped her, because he wasn't ready to get involved in a fatherly relationship with Lu's son Marc.
Lu's next boyfriend, radio show host Harry Burr had to leave her because his ex-wife was using their relationship to gain custody of his daughter Erin, her son Marc's girlfriend. Soon after, she survived being raped by the Rittenhouse's new Head of Dr. Randolf Kilner, she lost her first serious boyfriend, fireman Miguel "Mickey" Arenas, to a murder perpetrated by one of her patients, forcing her to face her moral objection to the death penalty. In an earlier episode, Lu thought Miguel had died on the job, when there was a fire at the local mall, it turns out the only reason he didn't die, is because he switched duties with friend and ended up driving the fire truck. Lu becomes involved with Ben Sanderson, an administrator brought on after Rittenhouse is bought by a health care conglomerate, Octavian. Sanderson left to be reassigned to a facility in New Orleans, he asked Lu to come with him but, after thinking about it, she refused because her patients are there. Soon after, she became involved with Jonas Rey, a local self-made millionaire with a good heart but a large soulless corporation.
In the 2005–2006 season she and Jonas get married, Lu struggles to get accustomed to a wealthier life, while trying to reconcile it with her inner-city loyalties. After Lu discovered she was pregnant with Jonas' baby, Jonas is plagued by an embezzlement scandal at his company, bringing his fortune into doubt. In the series finale, they decided to move to Jonas' childhood home, but while he was showing it to Lu, they were affected by an explosion and got caught in the ruined basement. Lu was injured and her placenta detached, she asked Jonas to perform an emergency C-Section to save her and the baby, but she fainted during the procedure. Luckily, the firemen arrived and called Dylan, who completed the C-Section, Lu gave birth to their daughter, named Milagro. Dr. Dana Stowe, an ambitious doctor and scientist seeking a cure for breast cancer. Like her successor Andy Campbell, she was good friends with Jackson, she had a short-lived relationship with resident doctor Nick Biancavilla, which she broke up when he wasn't willing to have children.
Her character left the show at the end of the 2001–2002 season after adopting two challenged children, choosing to put her medical ambitions aside to pursue a successful motherhood. Dr. Andy Campbell A former military doctor with the rank of Colonel, Campbell came on the staff during the third season to replace the much more ambitious and strict Dr. Dana Stowe, her patients tend to be upper-middle-class, include minor local celebrities and professionals. Her character ostensibly lives the typical suburban nuclear family lifestyle, aside from her status as breadwinner, she has two teenage daughters and Lizzy. Campbell kicked out her husband, after he hit her during a domestic dispute, forcing her to examine domestic abuse issues as well as single motherhood. Campbell and Leslie had been married for thirty years without any violence in the home, Leslie is presented as changing from a loving husband t
Gratien Gélinas, was a Canadian author, actor, director and administrator, considered one of the founders of modern Canadian theatre and film. His major works include Tit-Coq, Bousille et les Justes, Hier, les enfants dansaient, he wrote a series of satirical revues known as the Fridolinades. The Fridolinades revues, consisting of comic sketches and monologues, were named for the often-featured character Fridolin. A poor boy from Montreal, he wore a tri-colour Canadiens hockey jersey, knee socks, suspenders. While not quite joual, the French he spoke was reflective of what a person would hear on the streets of Montreal, which made it stand out in sharp contrast to the continental French being spoken in most other theatres. Fridolin's boundless optimism in the face of constant disappointment came to emblemize the Quebec spirit of "survivance", made him one of the first distinctly Canadian heroes of the stage, his success was considerable: Gélinas was declared by an adoring public to be the first playwright "de chez nous".
Gélinas' play Hier, les enfants dansaient takes place in one night. Based in 1966, it revolves around the tumultuous politics in Quebec around that time though its characters are fictitious. Pierre Gravel is debating. Throughout the course of the play, Gravel's sons, André and Larry, admit that they are active members of the separatist party and responsible for the bombs, threatening the city and destroying historical landmarks. Gélinas founded the Comédie-Canadienne, active until 1972. In 1967, Gélinas was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1989. In 1985, he was made a Knight of the National Order of Quebec, he received an honorary doctorate from the Royal Military College of Canada in St-Jean in 1989. He married Huguette Oligny in 1973 and is the grandfather of actor and pop singer Mitsou Gélinas and MusiquePlus veejay and actor Abeille Gélinas. Gratien Gélinas on IMDb Gratien Gélinas at The Canadian Encyclopedia Library and Archives Canada biography