Pioneer in the Canadian film industry
Filmmaker, writer, editor, director, producer, camera operator, sound recordist and actress,
1914-1986; born in Ottawa.
Her first film, L’île d’Orléans, won the Hiram Percy Maxim Award in New York for the world’s best amateur moving picture of 1939. It was the first time a Canadian film had ever received a distinction of this kind.
President of the Canadian Film Institute (CFI) from 1979 to 1982.
Founded Crawley Films in Ottawa with her husband Frank; the studio quickly became known for its quality productions and for making films all over the world.