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Robertson Davies (1913–1995)

Robertson Davies was born on August 28, 1913 in Thamesville, Ontario, Canada. He was a writer and actor, known for Point of Departure (1960), Encounter (1952) and First Person (1960). He died on December 3, 1995 in Orangeville, Ontario. See full bio »

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Known For

Point of Departure
Point of Departure Himself - Intro
Encounter Writer
First Person
First Person Writer
Purple Playhouse
Purple Playhouse Himself - Host / Host


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 1960 First Person (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Overlaid (1960)
 1953 Encounter (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Fortune My Foe (1953)
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 1973 Purple Playhouse (TV Series)
- Used Up (1973) ... Host
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 1994 Establishing a Just Society (1972-1984) (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
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 1996 Life and Times (TV Series documentary)
- Robertson Davies (1996) ... Himself
 1973 Purple Playhouse (TV Series)
Himself - Host
 1960 Point of Departure (TV Movie)
Himself - Intro
 1955 Fighting Words (TV Series)
Himself - Panelist
- Episode dated 4 September 1955 (1955) ... Himself - Panelist

Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "What's Bred in the Bone," 1985. See more »

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Personal Quote:

Better a noble lie than a miserable truth. See more »


Pictured on a Canadian permanent rate commemorative postage stamp celebrating the centenary of his birth, issued 28 August 2013. Price on day of issue was 63ยข. See more »

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