Dave Broadfoot dead at 90

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Dave Broadfoot dead at 90

Postby drmusic » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:16 pm

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Re: Dave Broadfoot dead at 90

Postby radiofan » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:43 pm

Dave Broadfoot, Royal Canadian Air Farce comedian, dead at 90

CBC News Posted: Nov 01, 2016 9:48 PM ET Last Updated: Nov 01, 2016 10:01 PM ET


Canadian comedian and former Royal Canadian Air Farce actor Dave Broadfoot has died, his family confirmed to CBC News. He was 90.

Born in Vancouver on Dec. 5, 1925, Broadfoot was an early member of the long-running comedy show on CBC. Starting in 1973, he appeared on radio and television versions of the show, including the TV series finale.

In 2003, Broadfoot was presented with the Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

Among his best-known characters were Sgt. Renfrew of the RCMP and Big Bobby Clobber, a hockey player who had received too many pucks to the head.

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Re: Dave Broadfoot dead at 90

Postby jon » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:46 pm

For whatever reason, I must not have listened to Air Farce on Radio during the era when Dave Broadfoot was there. I only knew him from his irregular appearances on the TV series.

If you are like me, you will only know him as the Honourable Member from Kicking Horse Pass, which I believe is the only role he played on Air Farce on TV.
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Dave Broadfoot radio legend passes

Postby Shawndx » Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:37 am

The the CBC for notice of Dave Broadfoot's passing

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/da ... -1.3832170

I will miss him and all of his characters:
Honourable Member for Kicking Horse Pass,
Sgt. Renfrew of the RCMP
Big Bobby Clobber,
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