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Al Purdy (I) (1918–2000)

Al Purdy was born on December 30, 1918 in Wooler, Ontario, Canada as Alfred Wellington Purdy. He was a writer, known for Shoestring Theatre (1959), At the Quinte Hotel (2005) and Al Purdy: A Sensitive Man (1988). He died on April 21, 2000 in Sidney, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. See full bio »

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 2005 At the Quinte Hotel (Short) (poem)
 1962 Shoestring Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Point of Transfer (1962) ... (as A.W. Purdy)
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 1988 Al Purdy: A Sensitive Man (Documentary)
 1988 A Wake for Milton (Short)
 1984 A Trip Around Lake Ontario (Short)
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 2015 Al Purdy Was Here (Documentary)
 2005 At the Quinte Hotel (Short)

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A.W. Purdy

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He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on June 21, 1982 for his services to Canadian Literature. See more »

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