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User:Wporquet/Stuart Hamilton[edit]

Hi William,

Here are some of my comments/feedback about this article:

Born in Regina, Saskatchewan in the city's General Hospital, Hamilton grew up in a house on 2325 Angus Street near what later became known as "The Crescents" neighbourhood[1] His mother, Florence Hamilton (née Stuart) (1893-1983) was from North Dakota and worked as a nurse (she later remarried under the surname Twiss). His father, James Shire Hamilton (1897-1954), was from Galt, Ontario (now part of Cambridge) and worked as a corporate lawyer. Stuart was their fourth child after Peter, Dorothy and Douglas. A few years later, in 1937, the Hamilton household would welcome another addition, Patricia[2], known in the family as "Patsy", who would grow up to become a famous Canadian actor of “Anne of Green Gables" fame.[3]

  • Comment: I don't see any references for this section. There is a lot of information and I was curious where you got it from. Please better reference this section.

Despite being born at the very beginning of the Great Depression in Canada in the hardest-hit Prairie Provinces, Hamilton seems to have grown up in relative comfort and happiness. He went to Davin Public Elementary School near his family home. He attended and graduated high school at Regina Collegiate (later renamed Central Collegiate Institute, and now defunct).

His first musical training was in the Lakeview Boys Choir in Regina under the direction of Kay Hayworth.

While in public school he also took drama classes with Jean Brown in her private Drama School. His drama coach suggested he favour comedic roles over dramatic leads.[4]

In 1943, at the age of 14, his parents agreed to send him to piano lessons with Martha Somerville Allan. He continued studying with Allan for close to three years.[5]"

  • Comment: This doesn' flow very well. Can you merge it into one or two paragraphs?

In 1946, Hamilton's parents moved to Saskatoon while he decided to stay behind to continue his lessons, moving into an apartment with Mrs. Annie Hailstone, a dress-maker. Hamilton moved to Toronto in 1947 to join his sister Dorothy Marshall (née Hamilton), who was already settled in the city and was pursuing her own singing career. He began his piano performance studies at The Royal Conservatory of Music with the Chilean-Canadian composer, pianist, and teacher Alberto Guerrero. To help support his studies, he worked for $2.00 per night as a uniformed usher at Eaton Auditorium, Canada's premier concert stage in 1948. This job allowed him to see many performances of The Eaton Auditorium concert series. He also coached singers on the side for twenty-five cents an hour. In 1950 he earned certification as an Associate of The Royal Conservatory of Music (ARCT).

  • Comment: No reference for this block. Make sure there are references for everything. I noticed you have a bibliography so I assume these are the sources for the article? Please add references and I can review again.

Hope this helps a little.--YUL89YYZ (talk) 15:41, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you! I'm personal friends with Mr. Hamilton, who has just published an autobiography titled "Opening Windows" which I will make use of to fill in some references. Wporquet (talk) 20:48, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

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Please note that I wrote the stuartissio.html page as well as original version of this wiki page. The stuartissimo.html page was used for a short time to publicize Mr. Hamilton's new book "Opening Windows". There should be no copyright issues. Wporquet (talk) 20:48, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

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