WINNIPEG, MB - When people talk about Winnipeg we always seem to hear the same things, "Coldest City in North America", "Pot Hole Capital of Canada", home of the Winnipeg Jets - again. We never hear about the many successful daughters and sons of the city.
We want to change that with a weekly feature titled, "Did You Know They Are From Winnipeg?" every Sunday morning. We'll feature two people born in Winnipeg that have worked hard and made themselves a success in their choose field.
But, we can't do this alone, and we don't want to miss anybody so please share with us names and details of people you think we should feature, a person the entire city really should get to know more about. You can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ok, let's begin and get to know more about these two Winnipegers:
Douglas was born on March 13, 1928 in Winnipeg. He is an actor and voice actor best known as the voice of the computer, HAL 9000, in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and 2010 (1984). Along with Keir Dullea, he is one of only two actors to appear in both films.
Douglas was nominated for Broadway's 1972 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Dramatic) for "Vivat! Vivat Regina!."
Mel was born 12 November 1951 in Winnipeg and is a microbiologist best known for his research on the diagnosis and treatment of bad breath (halitosis). His research led to the development of two-phase mouthwashes, now popular in the UK (under the name Dentyl pH) and elsewhere.
Mel is also the inventor or co-inventor of several other patents, including an upside-down spray for the treatment of shoe odor, a deodorant for use in the shower, and an anti-microbial flavor combination (Breathanol).
Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post
With files and photos from IMDB and Wikipedia