Gordon Philip Manley SPARLING / Elizabeth Fraser GUNN

Gordon Philip Manley SPARLING / Elizabeth Fraser GUNN

Husband : Gordon Philip Manley SPARLING

Male Born : 13 AUG 1900at : Toronto, Ontario
Married : 08 SEP 1926at : Trinity College Chapel, Toronto, York, Ontario
Died : 19 FEB 1994at : Toronto, Ontario
Father : Christopher Philip SPARLING
Mother : Georgia Ardrey NICHOLSON
Spouses : Elizabeth Fraser GUNN , Patricia HAYDEN , Elvera HARWOOD , Vye MCPHERSON

  • CENSUS: 1921, Ward 3 Toronto North, Ontario [939]
  • REFERENCE: Ph E 5 a i (a)
Notes : [940] [941]

Wife : Elizabeth Fraser GUNN

Female Born : at :
Died : at :
Father : John Alexander GUNN
Mother : Isobel MONTGOMERY
Spouses : Gordon Philip Manley SPARLING


Name : Caroline SPARLING
Female Born : at :
Died : at :
Spouses :


[940] Gordon Sparling was born on August 13, 1900, at Toronto, Ont. He joined the Ontario Motion Picture Bureau in 1924 after graduating from the University of Toronto. He moved to New York to work in Paramount's Astoria Studios in 1929. In 1931, Sparling returned to Canada to become head of production at Associated Screen News in Montreal. Sparling spent three years in London during the Second World War, where he was in charge of the headquarters section of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, supervising production of propaganda and training films and issues of the Canadian Army newreel. He returned to ASN in 1946 and remained until 1957 when the prodution department closed. He did freelance work for one year and then joined the National Film board in 1958. He officially retired in 1966 but remained active in researching and writing the history of Canadian film. Sparling died in Toronto on February 19, 1994.

[941] Had daughter Caroline (21 jul 1934) who married Anthony Guy Richardson. Not sure of which marriage. ???

[939] Staying with his grandparents, Charles and Amelia.


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