(born May 14
in Saint John, New Brunswick
) is a Canadian
actress and folk
McKinnon began as a child performer, making her first radio appearance at age eight and her television debut at age 12. She subsequently studied music at Mount St. Vincent College in Halifax.
In the 1960s she was a regular on CBC radio and television, including Don Messer's Jubilee.
McKinnon's first and biggest selling album, Voice of an Angel, was a collection of folk material, but she has also recorded ballads, torch songs and songs by notable pop songwriters such as Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell and Buffy Sainte-Marie. She has also been a stage actress, appearing in Canadian productions of Turvey, The Wizard of Oz and My Fair Lady.
She married actor/comedian Don Harron in 1969.
She had a sister, Patricia Anne who at age 13 also began her singing career on CBC Television. She was featured on both volumes of the albums titled "Voice of an Angel". Her career was often on hold due to Hodgkins disease which caused her death at the age of 53 in 2001.
- Voice of an Angel (1964)
- Voice of an Angel II (1965)
- The Catherine McKinnon Christmas Album (1966)
- Something Old Something New (1967)
- Both Sides Now (1968)
- Everybody's Talkin' (1969)
- Catherine McKinnon with the Jimmy Dale Orchestra (1970)
- Catherine McKinnon (1980)
- Explosive (1980)
- Patrician Anne (1984)
- I'll Be Home For Christmas (1992)
- Images Of Christmas - Special Guest Denny Doherty (Attic Records Limited, 1992)
- CD Universe Lists complete discography of many of the above, even the earliest albums available as cd's.
- IMDb profile