Oct 28, 2017

By Bob Sheppard

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She was a pioneer in the early days of CBC Television in the 1950s and 60s, and we knew her simply by her first name, Juliette.

Julliete Cavazzi died overnight Thursday in Vancouver at the age of 91.

She was born in St. Vital, Manitoba and went on to headline a CBC musical variety program “The Juliette Show” beginning in 1956 and running for 10 years. Its ratings were just behind “Hockey Night in Canada” and “The National.”

“Juliette” was honoured on Canada’s Walk of Fame, and was named to the Order of Canada.

After her show was cancelled, she hosted an afternoon CBC talk show in the 1970s.

She retired to Vancouver where she had spent her childhood.

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