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Memorable Manitobans: Max Tapper (1944-2009)

Actor, arts administrator.

Born at Winnipeg to working-class Jewish immigrant parents, Sylvia and Sam Tapper, he went to St. John’s High School where he discovered a love of theatre. This led to a career acting for stage, television and film. He joined the Interfaith Harmony Theatre Group and later the Manitoba Theatre Centre. While at the latter, he discovered a talent for administration, which led him to the positions of Director of Development at Manitoba Theatre Centre and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. He became the Executive Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He also did consulting and committee work with the Canada Council for the Arts. He died at Winnipeg on 25 May 2009.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 May 2009.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2014

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