Arlene Duncan

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Arlene Duncan is a Canadian singer/actress from Oakville, Ontario.[1] Her father is African Canadian, with ancestors from Nova Scotia and her mother is West Indian. She is best known for her television role as Fatima, a diner owner in the CBC situation comedy Little Mosque on the Prairie.[2]

Duncan was a winner of the Du Maurier Search for Stars contest and represented Canada at the Pacific Song Contest in 1979.[3][4] She won a Dora Mavor Moore Award in 2012 for Outstanding Performance by a Female (Musical) for her performance in Caroline, or Change.[5]


  1. ^ "A Pillar in the Community - Arlene Duncan". Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton. 25 May 2010. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Brioux, Bill (9 January 2007). "Little Mosque On The Prairie: CBC's 'Mosque' needs a miracle". Toronto Sun. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Canadian Singer to Visit New Zealand". Ottawa Citizen. 1 September 1979. p. 14. Retrieved 13 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Bessey, Melissa (16 January 2012). "Woman of the Week: Arlene Duncan". Archived from the original on 13 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "‘Crash,’ ‘Caroline, or Change’ big winners at Dora Mavor Moore theatre awards". Canadian Press, June 25, 2012.

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