14 Facts About Al Waxman


Al Waxman was born in Toronto, Ontario to Jewish immigrants from Poland.


Al Waxman's parents operated and owned Melinda Lunch, a small restaurant.


Al Waxman's career began at the age of twelve on CBC Radio, but it was not until 1975, when he began playing the role of Larry King on CBC's King of Kensington, that he became a Canadian icon.


Al Waxman appeared at the Stratford Festival, beginning with his critically acclaimed performance as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman in 1997.


Al Waxman directed The Diary of Anne Frank at the Stratford Festival in 2000.


Al Waxman was to return to Stratford for his highly anticipated portrayal of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice in 2001.


Al Waxman was involved in community work and charitable causes from coast to coast.

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Al Waxman was a spokesperson for organizations such as United Appeal, United Jewish Appeal, Israel Bonds, Variety Club, the Muscular Dystrophy Telethons, and Big Brothers.


Al Waxman was accorded many tributes for his volunteer and philanthropic work.


In 1996, Al Waxman was inducted into the Order of Ontario and, in 1997, into the Order of Canada.


Al Waxman died in Toronto during heart surgery on January 18,2001, at the age of 65.


Al Waxman was buried at Pardes Shalom Cemetery in Maple, Ontario.


In 2016, Al Waxman was posthumously inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame as a Cineplex Legends Inductee for his enormous contribution to Canadian arts and culture as an actor, director, producer, and consummate and integral supporter of the Canadian film industry and young aspiring artists emerging within it.


Al Waxman attended some of the fan club events as organised by Bee, most of which raised money for charities such as the Canadian Cancer Foundation and Big Brother.