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Gisele MacKenzie

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B: January 10, 1927 in Winnipeg, ManitobaD: September 5, 2003 in Burbank, California

Gisele MacKenzie started out in life as Marie Marguerite Louise Gisele LaFleche. Once known as “Canada`s first lady of song,” she was the daughter of a Winnipeg doctor and a musically-gifted mother. She was playing piano at two and went on to play violin and sing. In fact, her first public performance was on the violin when she gave a recital at the Royal Alexandra Hotel in Winnipeg when she was just 12 years old. MacKenzie later moved to Toronto to study at the Royal Conservatory of Music. She was entertaining troops during the Second World War when she met, and later married, the bandleader Robert Shuttleworth. They had a son and a daughter but the marriage didn’t last. Later she remarried, but that marriage, to businessman Robert Klein also ended in divorce.

Also see: A biography of Gisele MacKenzie

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Camp Jamboree (1953, short)
Now, Where Was I (TV-1955, Kraft Television Theatre)
The Man Who Caught the Ball at Coogan’s Bluff (TV-1955, Studio One)
The Hat With Roses (TV-1956, General Electric Theater)
Love at Forth Sight (TV-1957, Studio One)
No Man Can Tame Me (TV-1959, General Electric Theater)
The Miss and Missiles (TV-1959, Lux Playhouse)
Holiday on Wheels (TV-1959, The United States Steel Hour)

The Oval Portrait (1972)
One Minute Before Death (1972)

Firestar: First Contact (1991)

TV Series – Cast:
Your Hit Parade (1953-1957)
The Gisele Mackenzie Show (1957-1958)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Justice (1955)
The Jack Benny Program (1956, 1962)

The Sid Caesar Show, (1963, 1964)
Burke’s Law (1964)

Crazy Like a Fox (1986)
The Young and the Restless (1986)
Murder, She Wrote (1987)
MacGyver (1988)

Boy Meets World (1993, 1994)

This poster for Camp Jamboree was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.
This poster for Camp Jamboree was scanned from an original in the Northernstars Collection.