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Overview (2)

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Mini Bio (1)

Elwy Yost was born on July 10, 1925 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was an actor and producer, known for Talking Film (1978), The Superior Sex (1961) and The Kids of Degrassi Street (1979). He was married to Lila Melby. He died on July 21, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Spouse (1)

Lila Melby (1951 - 21 July 2011) ( his death) ( 2 children)

Trivia (6)

Long-time host of movie presentations, and interviewer of many film celebrities, for TVOntario (a regional noncommercial TV network in Ontario, Canada). (1974-1999).
Because he always appears seated in a comfortable chair on these shows, a furniture store once hired him to do a TV commercial for them.
Father of writer/director Graham Yost.
He was awarded the C.M. (Member of the Order of Canada) on April 15, 1999 and given the honor by Governor-General Roméo Leblanc on September 23, 1999 for his services to communications in Canada.
Before his career as a TV host, he worked in a variety of occupations. He served in the Canadian Army, worked in construction, tried his hand at acting, worked for Avro Aircraft Ltd in industrial relations, and taught high-school English. He met his future wife while working in the circulation department of the Toronto Star.
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [July 2007]

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