Charles Palmer and Lillian Graham


Charles Palmer was an actor in Great Britain before coming to Canada. He met Lillian Graham at the Express Film Agency in London, England. In 1937 they married and immigrated to Vancouver, Canada where Charles Palmer served as a Royal Canadian Army Services Corps captain at a supply station in Dawson Creek. In 1946, they moved to Toronto to focus on their performing careers. Charles Palmer was born in Darlington, England, and died in 1978. Charles Palmer performed in many stage productions, served with the Earle Grey Company for nine years, toured with the Canadian Players for two years, and performed at the Shaw Festival, the Charlottetown Festival, and most of the Toronto theatres. He had many television and film roles, did many voice-overs for radio productions, and did for many television commercials including the “Mr. Christie, you make good cookies” advertising campaign.


Approx 2 m of textual materials

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Call number XZ1 MS A603.