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Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster in 1944
28 May 1918
|Died||18 July 1990(aged 72)|
|Cause of death||Brain cancer|
|Resting place||Holy Blossom Memorial Park, Toronto|
|Alma mater||University of Toronto|
|Occupation||Comedian, comedy writer|
The son of a successful clothing manufacturer who spoke several languages and the eldest of seven children, Johnny Wayne was born in downtown Toronto and attended Harbord Collegiate Institute, where he met his future comedy partner, and later the University of Toronto.
Wayne and Shuster began working together in the 1930s and continued their successful collaboration on stage, radio, and television until Wayne's death from brain cancer in 1990. He is buried at Holy Blossom Cemetery, in his home town of Toronto.
He also had musical talents and was a successful songwriter in the 1950s, including co-writing Bobby Gimby's 1958 hit "Jimbo". In 1964 he recorded the song "Charlottetown", which he wrote and sang for the Canadian Confederation Centennial.
- "No. 119, Wayne and Shuster at the National Archives of Canada: The Frank Shuster Fonds". Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
- CBC Television Series 1952 to 1982, Con-Cus
- "Artist: Wayne, Johnny". Jamie Vernon's Great White Noise Magazine Presents the Canadian Pop Encyclopedia. 28 November 2004. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
- "International News Reports", Billboard, Seventh Year: 18, 12 December 1964, retrieved 5 July 2015
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