Broadfoot, Dave

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Name
Broadfoot, Dave Gender: M
born on 5 December 1925 at 08:20 (= 08:20 AM )
Place Vancouver, Canada, 49n16, 123w07
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: McKay-Clements
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 13°02' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°21 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 17°35'



Biography

Canadian actor, a comedian, writer, director and producer, the co-founder of "The Royal Canadian Air Farce," a show that has won 13 national awards. The troop was popular on radio since the '70s and segued into TV.

Broadfoot served in the Merchant Navy 1943-1947, then joined the family clothing business. On the side, he began to develop his stand-up act and in 1952, took his show on the road as a pro. He moved to Toronto 9/07/1952 where he made his TV debut. He appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1955 and was named Comedian of the Year in 1959. That year, he produced and performed over 90 radio and TV sketched, performing for Queen Elizabeth II and for Armed Forces overseas.

A specialist of contemporary satire, Broadfoot averaged a hundred performances a year, writing much of the original material.

He married 1/13/1967; one daughter.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • business associate/partner relationship with Abbott, Roger (born 10 July 1946). Notes: Co-member of The Royal Canadian Air Farce

Events

  • Social : Joined group 1943 (Merchant Navy, four years)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1955 (Appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show)
  • Work : New Career 1952 (Turned pro comedian)
  • Family : Change residence 7 September 1952 (Toronto)
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  • Work : Prize 1959 (Comedian of the Year)

Source Notes

John McKay-Clements quotes him, "At 8:21 the doctor slapped me but I did not cry. As a Baptist I knew I deserved it."

Categories

  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Comedian of the Year)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star ("The Royal Canadian Air Farce")
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy (Stand-up, TV, radio)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (30 years in 1997)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Four years, Merchant Navy)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)

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