13 August 1928|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
9 January 2012 (aged 83)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
During the 1960s he hosted radio programmes at CHUM in Toronto such as the early Canadian talk show Speak Your Mind. He left the station in 1970 due to a dispute with the station over a series of shows on sex. In the aftermath, he wrote The Day I Invented Sex about the controversy.
Solway was known nationally as a panelist of the CBC Television programme This Is the Law in the early 1970s. He returned to the radio talk show circuit later that decade with Talkback on Brampton, Ontario station CHIC until management there dismissed him without warning. He was seen in minor roles in films such as Meatballs and The Brood. In the late 1970s he was a columnist for the newly launched Sunday Star.
Solway was diagnosed with bladder cancer at age 83. In November 2011 he wrote a final blog post to say goodbye to his readers. He died 9 January 2012, at Toronto General Hospital of complications arising from his bladder cancer.
- 1960s: Speak Your Mind, 1050 CHUM
- September 1976 - January 1979: Talkback (CHIC)
- September 1986 – ?: Larry Solway Show, CFGM
- 1989 – ?: talk show, CFLY-FM Talk show host CFRB 1991-92, Talk 640 1995-97
- Hawkeye and the Last of the Mohicans, Indian characters (1957–58)
- Flashback (1966–68), panelist
- various CBC Television news features (1971–74)
- This Is the Law (1971–75), panelist - CBC
- Juliette and Friends (1973–75), co-host
- Larry Solway Show (1974–76) - syndicated
- Our Fellow Americans (1976) - 8-part CBC documentary
- The Day I Invented Sex (McClelland and Stewart, 1971; ISBN 978-0-7710-8205-4)
- Don't Be Blindsided by Retirement (2008; ISBN 0-9783286-1-2). Author Andrew Bertram; Solway was a contributor.
Returned to the stage 1979-1984. Appearances at Neptune Halifax, Oakville, Red Barn, Teller's Cage, National Arts Centre. Appeared in leading roles in "Same Times Next Year" "Plaza Suite" "The Subject Was Roses." "Last of the Red Hot Lovers."
- "Lawrence (Larry) Solway". Mount Pleasant Group. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
- 1050 Chum: Photo Gallery - 1960s
- "Direct dial citizen's forum". This Hour Has Seven Days. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 7 March 1965. Retrieved 2008-07-11.
- "Larry Solway, TV and radio broadcaster, dies at 83". The Toronto Star. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
- Downey, Donn (9 January 1979). "Victim of 'general blood-letting' CHIC drops Larry Solway". The Globe and Mail. p. 13.
- "Ontario Votes 2003". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2008-07-11.
- Solway, Larry. "Jewish and loving it...A frenzy of Christmas envy past and present". Straight Goods. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
I call it Christmas Envy. It comes back in a frenzy every year at this time. Awash in Chanukah, we Jews (some of us) try desperately to compensate for our lack of Christmas and trees and Santa and gifts and wassail and holly and Wise Men.
- "Deaths - Solway, Lawrence S. (Larry)". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. 11 January 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2011.
- Mietkiewicz, Henry (17 September 1986). "Larry Solway phones home after 16 years". Toronto Star. p. F1.
- Burliuk, Greg (7 July 1989). "Play lets Solway combine three loves". Kingston Whig-Standard. p. 1.
- Allan, Blaine. "Juliette and Friends". Directory of CBC Television Series 1952-1982. Queen's University. Archived from the original on 1 June 2015.