Don Harron, who created the Canadian comedic icon Charlie Farquharson during a decades-long career in show business, has died at his Toronto home. He was 90.
He first began his career on CBC radio programs and the American variety show Hee Haw. He also performed during the inaugural season of the Stratford Festival in 1953.
In 2007, Harron received a Gemini Award for Lifetime Achievement in Radio and Television.
Harron’s eldest daughter, Martha, said her father died Saturday morning surrounded by family at his Toronto home after choosing not to seek treatment for cancer. Some of his daughters have continued in the entertainment industry, his daughter, Mary Harron, is best known for directing acclaimed film American Psycho. Kelly Harron is currently working to make Anne of Green Gables a musical film.