Gary Lautens


Gary Lautens was born 3 November 1928 in Fort William, Ontario and grew up in Hamilton. From 1948 to 1950, he was editor of the McMaster Silhouette, graduating from the University in 1950 with a B.A. in history. For the next twelve years, he worked at the Hamilton Spectator where he had held a part-time job from the age of 13. In December 1962, he joined the Toronto Star, first as a sports reporter and then as the writer of a human interest column. He also hosted radio shows and occasionally worked in television. From 1982 to 1984, he served as Executive Managing Editor of the Toronto Star and then returned to his humour column. Lautens died of a heart attack on 1 February 1992. For more information, read Stephen Lautens's biography of his father, as well as two of Gary's columns: Advice from the Groom's Dad and A Country Called Canada.

Books by Gary Lautens

Laughing with Lautens
Take My Family...Please!
No Sex Please...We're Married
How Pierre and I Saved the Civilized World
Peace, Mrs. Packard and the Meaning of Life
The Best of Gary Lautens
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Added 13 February 2006.
Updated 07 January 2012.