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Fred Penner
Born Frederick Ralph Cornelius Penner
November 6, 1946 (1946-11-06) (age 63)
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Frederick Ralph Cornelius Penner, CM (born November 6, 1946) is a Canadian children's entertainer who gives appearances throughout North America. His television show, Fred Penner's Place, aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) from 1985 to 1997. It was co-produced by Nickelodeon in 1989 and 1990.

Penner was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At the early age of four, Penner began making up songs while traveling on the bus with his mother. He taught himself how to play the guitar when he was in grade school, and performed in school choirs and pageants. Through his experience with his sister Suzy's Down Syndrome, he recognized the therapeutic value of music.

After graduating from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and psychology, he spent time working with mentally and physically challenged children, using music to comfort and entertain. In 1977, he met choreographer and future wife Odette Heyn, with whom he started a children's dance theatre company. Penner accepted an offer to do a recording, which resulted in the album The Cat Came Back, which launched his career and established him as one of Canada's leading children's entertainers.

In 1984, he appeared on the children's television show, Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show, singing his hit song The Cat Came Back.

In 1991, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada for "using music and song to entertain and educate his young audience".[1]

Contents

Discography

  • The Polka Dot Pony (1981)
  • A House for Me (1985)
  • Welcome to Fred Penner's Place (1988)
  • Collections (1989)
  • The Season (1990)
  • Happy Feet (1992)
  • Happy Feet 2 (1992)
  • The Cat Came Back (1992)
  • Ebeneezer Sneezer (1993)
  • Moonlight Express (2001)
  • Where In The World (2008)

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Fred Penner
Born Frederick Ralph Cornelius Penner
November 6, 1946 (1946-11-06) (age 64)
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Frederick Ralph Cornelius Penner, CM (born November 6, 1946) is a Canadian children's entertainer who gives appearances throughout North America. His television show, Fred Penner's Place, aired on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) from 1985 to 1997. It was co-produced by Nickelodeon in 1989 and 1990.

Penner was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At the early age of four, Penner began making up songs while traveling on the bus with his mother. He taught himself how to play the guitar when he was in grade school, and performed in school choirs and pageants. Through his experience with his sister Suzy's Down Syndrome, he recognized the therapeutic value of music.

After graduating from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and psychology, he spent time working with mentally and physically challenged children, using music to comfort and entertain. In 1977, he met choreographer and future wife Odette Heyn, with whom he started a children's dance theatre company. Penner accepted an offer to do a recording, which resulted in the album The Cat Came Back, which launched his career and established him as one of Canada's leading children's entertainers.

In 1984, he appeared on the children's television show, Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show, singing his hit song The Cat Came Back.

In 1991, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada for "using music and song to entertain and educate his young audience".[1]

Contents

Discography

  • The Cat Came Back (1979)
  • The Polka Dot Pony (1981)
  • Ebeneezer Sneezer (1983) (originally titled "Special Delivery")
  • A House for Me (1985)
  • Fred Penner's Place (1988)
  • Collections (1989)
  • The Season (1990)
  • Happy Feet (1992)
  • Moonlight Express (2001)
  • Where In The World (2008)

References

Footnotes

External links


Simple English

Fred Penner
Birth name Frederick Ralph Cornelius Penner
Born November 6, 1946 (1946-11-06) (age 64)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Genres Folk
Occupations Musician, songwriter, actor
Instruments Guitar
Associated acts Sharon, Lois and Bram
Website Official Website

Frederick Ralph Cornelius Penner, CM (born November 6, 1946) is a Canadian TV host who is famous as a children's entertainer. Penner does concerts and lectures across North America. From 1985 to 1997 he had his own television show called "Fred Penner's Place." It was shown on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation television network. It was co-produced and shown on Nickelodeon in 1989 and 1990.

Fred Penner was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He began writing songs when he was only four years old. He taught himself how to play guitar. He learned that he could use his music to communicate and educate his sister who had Down Syndrome.

After he graduated from university he worked with mentally and physically challenged children by using music to comfort and entertain them. Penner recorded an album of the music he used to educate his mentally challenged students. The album was called "The Cat Came Back." He also recorded a song of the same name which became a very famous childrens song.

He sang The Cat Came back on the popular childrens TV show "Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show" in 1984. The following year the CBC network gave Penner his own TV show.

In 1991 he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. He was given this honour for his years of "using music and song to entertain and educate his young audience".[1]

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