Famous People Born In Newmarket

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Jim Carrey
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Energetic and Slapstick Performances)
Jim Carrey
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Birthdate: January 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Canadian American actor, Jim Carrey worked as a janitor and a stand-up comedian at club and on stage before entering films and television. His big Hollywood break came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective which catapulted him to comedy star status. His later films like The Truman Show and Bruce Almighty proved his versatility and won him critical and commercial success.

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John Candy
(Canadian Actor and Comedian Known Mainly for His Work in Hollywood Films)
John Candy
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Birthdate: October 31, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 4, 1994

John Candy was an important Canadian comedian and actor. In 2006, he was honored by Canada Post as he was featured on a postage stamp. Also a sports enthusiast, Candy was the co-owner of Toronto Argonauts, a football team that participates in the Canadian Football League. Under his ownership, the team won the 1991 Grey Cup.

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Elvis Stojko
(Canadian Figure Skater, 2-Time Olympic Medalist, and 3-Time World Champion)
Elvis Stojko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Hungarian-Slovenian-origin Canadian figure skater Elvis Stojko had also been a World Champion thrice. Named after legendary singer Elvis Presley, he began skating at age 4. He also won the Canadian National Championship 7 times. He has also been a commentator and a show skater.

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Lawrence Hill
(Novelist known for his 2007 novel The Book of Negroes)
Lawrence Hill
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Belinda Stronach
(Canadian Businesswoman, Political Figure, and Philanthropist)
Belinda Stronach
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Mazo de la Roche
(Canadian Author Known for Her 'Jalna' Family Saga Novels)
Mazo de la Roche
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 12, 1961

Canadian author Mazo de la Roche is best known for her 16-book Jalna series of novels. She became one of the most-loved family saga novelists of her time. She dictated much of her later work her adopted sister Clement, as she suffered from arthritis in her hands.

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Dit Clapper
(Canadian Professional Ice Hockey Player Who Played as Defencemen)
Dit Clapper
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 9, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 20, 1978
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Andrew Jackson
(Canadian Actor and Voice Actor)
Andrew Jackson
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Birthdate: September 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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William Wilfred Campbell
(Canadian Poet Regarded as One of the Country’s Confederation Poets)
William Wilfred Campbell
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 1, 1860
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 1, 1918

A versatile writer and poet, William Wilfred Campbell began writing poems while in college, continuing to do so while serving as Episcopal priest, publishing his first two books of poems during this period. Later, he gave up his post due to a crisis of faith and continued with his writing, regularly publishing volumes of verses, verse dramas, fictions and non-fictions.