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Canadian Radio And Television Pioneer Lucille Dumont Dies

MONTREAL (CelebrityAccess) — Pioneering Canadian singer, radio, and television host Lucille Dumont, died on July 29th at the age of 97.

A member of the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and known as the Grand Dame of Quebec song, Dumont made her mark singing primarily French music.

Her first professional radio appearance was on Sweet Caporal on in 1935 and within months she was hosting shows of her own, including Linger Awhile, and Two Messengers of Melody.

She was also a television pioneer, appearing on one of Radio Canada's first forays into the televised medium when she appeared on Variété, Café des Artistes in 1952.

She would go on to host numerous television shows, including Intimité, Entre nous et moi and Histoire d’une étoile, and Lucille Dumont, according to a biography by the Canadian Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Later in life, she turned to teaching the art of performance, launching her own school, Atelier de la Chanson.

Lucille Dumont was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1999 and an Officer of the National Order of Quebec in 2001.

In 2006, she was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006, with Leonard Cohen and Anne Murray. – Staff Writers

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