Juliette succeeded O'Connor with her own program 'Juliette' (1956-66), one of the CBC's most popular shows of the day. On it, Juliette was joined regularly by a second singer (George Murray in 1956, Roy Roberts 1957-8, and Ken Steele 1958-9) and by Silvi's male vocal quartet the Romeos (1959-60 and 1962) and the female vocal group the Four Mice (1961). The show's music directors were, successively, Bobby Gimby, Bill Isbister, and Lucio Agostini. After several seasons of TV specials, Juliette was host for the CBC TV talk shows 'After Noon' (1969-71) and 'Juliette and Friends' (1973-5).
Juliette recorded two 78s for RCA's 'X' label and one with the Rhythm Pals for Aragon in the early 1950s and later made three LPs for RCA Camden (Juliette CAS 2223, Christmas World CAS 2279, and Country World CAS 2341). She also was heard on a recording of Doris Claman's musical comedy Timber!! Of Juliette's popularity, Antony Ferry wrote: 'Her speciality is being "just folks"... In a pop medium bedecked with tinsel and phoney charm, Juliette retains at least the illusion of old home-body simplicity' (Toronto Daily Star, 7 Oct 1961). She was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1975.
Author Alex Murray
Moon, Barbara. 'Why should Juliette knock them dead?' Maclean's, 26 Apr 1958
Links to Other Sites
The History of Canadian Broadcasting
This site is dedicated to the visionary pioneers who created Canada’s broadcasting industry. Features profiles of members of the CAB Hall of Fame and much more. From the Canadian Communications Foundation.
This profile of popular entertainer Juliette focuses on her CBC television and recording career. From the website for Gala Records.