Fotheringham, Allan

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Fotheringham, Allan Gender: M
Murray Allan Scott
born on 31 August 1932 at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Regina, Saskatchewan (CAN), 50n25, 104w39
Timezone MDT h6w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 08°19' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 10°17 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 16°25'

Allan Fotheringham (at the Canadian Film Centre BBQ, 2014)
photo: Canadian Film Centre from Toronto, Canada, license cc-by-2.0


Canadian newspaper and magazine journalist, a top political columnist who spared no one, he was widely known by the nickname Dr. Foth and styled himself as "the Great Gatheringfroth". Never at a loss for words, he was simultaneously hilarious and cynical in his writings. His readers either loved or hated his work, but he was too well informed to be ignored. Brilliantly witty, he drew a fine distinction between influence and power.

His father died from an appendectomy gone wrong when he was two, and his mother re-married, with Allan taking his stepfather's surname Fotheringham.

He died on 19 August 2020 at his home in Toronto several days short of his 88th birthday.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Shelagh Kendal quotes him, data from his mother, given in "Charting Canada."


  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. high/ Mensa level (Mensa level: Brilliant)
  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty (Hilarious)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (His father died when he was age 2)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 87)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Political)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection