Don Harron, legendary Canadian actor who played Charlie Farquharson, dies at 90

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TORONTO — Don Harron, who entertained generations of Canadians with his comic alter ego Charlie Farquharson and helped bring the Canadian classic novel “Anne of Green Gables” from the page to the stage, has died. He was 90.

Harron’s eldest daughter Martha said her father died on Saturday morning surrounded by family at his Toronto home after choosing not to seek treatment for cancer.

The wit and humour that landed him roles on CBC radio programs and television variety shows such as “Hee Haw” continued to define her father to the very end, Martha Harron said.

“He was still sharp. He was still capable of being funny even though his voice was barely above a whisper,” she said in a telephone interview from Toronto. “It’s horribly sad, but it’s beautiful too.”

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Harron was born in Toronto in 1924 and, according to his own accounts in…

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