Estate of Len Peterson

"I was young and explosive. The Depression was still on, and I couldn't get a job. But I owned a typewriter." Len Peterson graduated from college in 1938, sat down, wrote a play, and has been earning his living as a playwright ever since. As the author of well over a thousand dramas for theatre, television and radio, he has been hailed as Canada's most prolific and versatile playwright. Born and raised in Regina, Len excelled in gymnastics, football, and wrestling. He attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and served in the Canadian Infantry during World War II. Len's works encompass such a far-reaching range of styles and moods that critics have found it impossible to categorize him. In 1974, he won the John Drainie Award for his distinguished contribution to broadcasting. Len was made an honourary lifetime member of The Playwrights Guild of Canada in February, 2001.