Claire Drainie Taylor

Claire Drainie Taylor (born September 11, 1917 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, died 2009) was a Canadian actor and writer, who wrote and acted in radio dramas for CBC Radio from the 1930s through the 1960s.[1]

Claire married fellow actor John Drainie, with whom she had six children including journalist Bronwyn Drainie. After John Drainie's death in 1966, she remarried to theatre producer Nathan A. Taylor, who died in 2004.

She published an autobiography, The Surprise of My Life, in 1998. Also that year, she created the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, a literary award presented by the Writers' Trust of Canada to the year's best biographical work by a Canadian writer.


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