Frank Orr

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Frank Orr
Born 1936 (age 80–81)
near Hillsburgh, Ontario, Canada
Residence Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario
Occupation journalist, author
Years active 1962–present
Employer The Toronto Star
Spouse(s) Shirley Orr

Frank Orr (born 1936) is a Canadian sports author and journalist.[1]

Born and raised on a farm near Hillsburgh, Ontario, Orr attended Guelph Collegiate[2] and started out working for radio stations in Chatham and Sault Ste. Marie. He also was a sports editor with the Guelph Mercury and Cornwall Standard-Freeholder. He joined the Toronto Star in 1961, and covered the National Hockey League, and specifically Toronto Maple Leafs. He also wrote on the 1972 Summit Series and several IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships.[3] He has also authored over 30 books related to sports and has contributed to over 60 additional titles.[3]

He won the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1989 in the media category, and received a lifetime achievement award from Sports Media Canada in 2003. In 2004, he was honoured with an induction into the Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame.[3][4]

Orr resides in Etobicoke with his wife Shirley.[3]


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ Gifford, J.; Filey, M. (2004). Hurricane Hazel: Canada's Storm of the Century. Dundurn Group. p. 28. ISBN 9781550025262. Retrieved 2015-08-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Etobicoke Sports Hall of Fame - Inductees 2004 - Frank Orr". Archived from the original on 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2015-08-13. 
  4. ^ Leonetti, M.; Beliveau, J. (2005). Canadiens Legends: Montreal's Hockey Heroes. Raincoast Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781551927312. Retrieved 2015-08-13.