Nonnie Griffin

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Nonnie Griffin was born in 1933 in Canada. She studied at the Toronto Conservatory in her native land, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, and even with famed mime artist Marcel Marceau. Her stage work includes playing Mrs. Rafi in the original Toronto production of The Sea and a 10 month run as the titular character in Hello, Dolly at the Limelight Dinner Theatre in Toronto in 1990.

Apart from being a veteran of the stage, her voice over work includes Nelvana's Star Wars: Ewoks, playing Harmony Bear in 1986's The Care Bears Movie II: A New Generation. She voiced Polite Panda in the Care Bears television episode, "The Long Lost Care Bears" and also voiced Mrs. Pig in two episodes of The Raccoons. Nonnie's voice appears in Wild Life, a film that was nominated for Best Animated Short at the 2012 Academy Awards.

She has made guest appearance on several television series, including Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, King of Kensington, RoboCop: The Series, Forever Knight, Street Legal, Doc, Bizarre and Strange Paradise. Nonnie was a favorite on the children's television series, Polka Dot Door. She played Diana Barry in the first televised production of Anne of Green Gables in 1956.

She has also appeared in several films, including The Believers, The Abduction, Good Fences, A Husband, a Wife and a Lover and If You Could See What I Hear.

Nonnie wrote the play Sister Annunciata’s Secret, in which she played six different characters. The play appeared at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Nonnie's one woman play, Marilyn-After, which imagines Marilyn Monroe coming back to life fifty years after her untimely death, played the SpringWorks Festival in Stratford, Ontario in 2014. The show also played at Toronto's Buddies In Bad Times Theatre in 2014 and was performed in Hamilton, Ontario in January, 2015. Nonnie continues to tour the show with Baby Gumm Productions.

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Nonnie Griffin Biography by L. Mangue, Nerf-Herders Anonymous.net [1].

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