Catherine McKinnon

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Catherine McKinnon
Born (1944-05-14) May 14, 1944 (age 73)
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Occupation actor, singer

Catherine McKinnon (born May 14, 1944)[1] is a Canadian actress and folk/pop singer.

McKinnon began as a child performer, making her first radio appearance at age eight and her television debut at age 12.[2] She subsequently studied music at Mount St. Vincent College in Halifax.

In the 1960s she was a regular on CBC radio and television, including Singalong Jubilee.

McKinnon's first and biggest selling album, Voice of an Angel, was a collection of folk material, but she has also recorded ballads, torch songs, and songs by notable pop songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and Buffy Sainte-Marie. She has also been a stage actress, appearing in Canadian productions of Turvey, The Wizard of Oz, and My Fair Lady.

McKinnon married actor/comedian Don Harron in 1969; the couple divorced in 2003.

Her sister, Patrician-Anne McKinnon (1948-2001), began her singing career on CBC Television at age 13 and had a Canadian hit single entitled "Blue Lipstick" in 1965. She was featured on both "Voice of an Angel" albums. Patrician-Anne's career was often interrupted owing to Hodgkins disease which caused her death at the age of 53 of lymphatic cancer on October 10, 2001 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada[3]


  • This Is Catherine McKinnon (1964)
  • Voice of an Angel (1964)
  • Voice of an Angel II (1965)
  • The Catherine McKinnon Christmas Album (1966)
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas (1966)
  • Something Old Something New (1967)
  • Both Sides Now (1968)
  • Everybody's Talkin' (1969)
  • Catherine McKinnon with the Jimmy Dale Orchestra (1970)
  • Catherine McKinnon (1980)
  • Explosive (1980)
  • Patrician Anne (1984)
  • I'll Be Home For Christmas (1992)
  • Images Of Christmas - Special Guest Denny Doherty (Attic Records Limited, 1992)
  • "Songs I Love" - (2007)


  1. ^ The Canadian Encyclopedia retrieved 5-11-2010. Archived February 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ The Canadian Encyclopedia Biographical information for both sisters. retrieved 5-11-2010. Archived February 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ CTV webpage retrieved 5-11-2010[dead link]

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