Hector Charlesworth


Hector Charlesworth was born on 28 September 1872 in Hamilton, Ontario. He studied to be an accountant but became a journalist and arts critic instead. From 1910 to 1932, Charlesworth worked at Saturday Night, as an associate editor and then as editor. In 1932, he was appointed chairman of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission in Ottawa, returning to Toronto in 1935 to work as a music reviewer. Charlesworth died of a heart attack on 30 December 1945 after receiving a phone call from an angry Duke Ellington.

Books by Hector Charlesworth

Candid Chronicles (memoirs)
The Canadian Scene (essays)
More Candid Chronicles (memoirs)
I'm Telling You (memoirs)
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Added 03 October 2008.
Updated 07 January 2012.