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photo: Don Dixon, 2013

Marilyn Lightstone (BBHS ’57)

Born: 1940, Montreal, Quebec

Marilyn Lightstone, one of Canada’s most respected actresses, is known for her moving performances on stage, screen, and television. On television, she is internationally recognized for her performance as Miss Stacey in the Anne of Green Gables mini-series, as well as in the spinoff series, Road to Avonlea. Among her accolades in film is a Genie Award for Best Actress for Lies My Father Told Me, a Genie Award for Best Supporting Actress for In Praise of Older Women, and a Best Actress Award at the Moscow International Film Festival for The Tin Flute.

In addition to her film and television accomplishments, Lightstone has performed in many notable radio dramas, commercial work, voice acting and animated cartoons. She also has written scripts for The Littlest Hobo and The Colours of Love.

Lightstone is also a musician and an artist. She has released a collection of songs titled Miss Lightstone Sings. She also wrote the songs The Colours of Love, A Song for the Holiday Season, and The Light Shines All Over the World. She spends much time in her art studio, painting and working at photography and she mounts several exhibitions annually.

In addition to all to this extensive body of work, Lightstone has held a number of positions in Canadian media production, including being the founding “Voice” of Bravo! where she served as Associate Producer and co-Director of the series Spoken Art. She is also a radio host on The New Classical 96.3 FM.

Click here to see a selection of her artwork.

Marilyn Lightstone Website
The New Classical FM
Reflections on Avonlea with Marilyn Lightstone, Zoomer TV
Marilyn Lightstone Recalls Role in Classic Film, CJN, December, 2105