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Merrill Denison 1893-1975

Merrill Denison 1893-1975

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

Merrill Denison 1893-1975

Photo from Google Street View ©2015 Google - Posted February, 2015

Plaque Location

The County of Hastings
The Municipality of Tweed
On Jamieson Street East
1 block east of Victoria Street (Highway 37)


Coordinates: N 44 28.607 W 77 18.671

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Plaque Text

A prolific and accomplished playwright, Denison was born in Detroit and raised in Ontario. In 1921, after pursuing studies in architecture, he became Art Director of Hart House Theatre, Toronto. Denison soon began to write comedies, some of which were conceived at his summer home in Bon Echo and performed in this playhouse. As author of "The Romance of Canada", a highly successful series of historical plays broadcast in 1931-32, he received wide acclaim as a pioneer in radio drama. During the following decades he devoted his energies to this field, preparing numerous plays for broadcast in the United States. Increasingly interested in business history, Denison wrote several popular histories of Canadian corporations, including Harvest Triumphant: the Story of Massey-Harris, during the 1950s and 60s.

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