The versatile Ronnie Prophet was not only a country music singer, but also a gifted impressionist, an entertaining storyteller and an emcee. He was born in Calmut, Quebec, the youngest of three children. As a musician, he began playing square dances throughout the province. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1966, wintering in the Bahamas and performing at the Jack Tar Hotel. Soon he began playing at Boots Randolph's Carousel Club, which later became Ronnie Prophet's Carousel Club. In the early 1970s, he made his television debut on the long-running CBC television series The Tommy Hunter Show. Eventually he had his own show, which ran until 1981. He next hosted Grand Old Country on the CTV network and the British series Ronnie Prophet Entertains. In 1975, Prophet made his recording debut; his first hit single, "Sanctuary," made the Top 30 and was followed by three other mid-range hits. He continued to appear on television.
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