Do You Know These Famous Manitobans?

Manitoba PostNews

WINNIPEG – We never hear about the many successful daughters and sons of the our province. There are hundreds of Manitobans who have made a positive impact in the world, attained international recognition for sports, music, acting, arts and more.

We want to change that with our weekly feature titled, “Do You Know These Famous Manitobans?” Every Sunday morning we will feature two people born in Manitoba that have made themselves a success in their choose field.

Dr. Allan Ronald born in Portage la Praire in 1938.

Dr. Allan Ronald is an internationally respected expert in infectious disease. He has been a mentor to many young physicians, his limitless enthusiasm and dedication has ensured the advancement of Infectious Disease as a discipline. After receiving his doctorate in medicine from the University of Manitoba in 1961, Dr. Ronald went to Maryland, Washington and Pakistan for his training in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, and Clinical Microbiology. He returned to Winnipeg in 1968 and set in motion the creation of the Manitoba Infectious Disease Program. It became internationally recognized, and has been acknowledged as Canada’s centre of excellence in the research and training of infectious diseases.

Belinda Montgomery

Belinda Montgomery born in Winnipeg in 1950 is an actress, writer, and painter. She initially attracted attention for her starring role in the 1970s science-fiction series Man from Atlantis as Dr. Elizabeth Merrill and also for her recurring role as Caroline Crockett/Ballard in the 1980s cop series Miami Vice. However, she is perhaps best known for her role as matriarch Katherine Howser in the ABC medical comedy-drama Doogie Howser, M.D..

Please share with us names and details of people you think we should feature, a person you think the entire city really should get to know more about. You can e-mail

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