Red Green (aka Steve Smith) was born in Toronto in 1945; Morag is from Mississauga. Steve and Morag began dating in high school and their first date was on Morag's sixteenth birthday. They married in 1966. Both had a career in teaching before deciding to make the shift to entertainment.
They began a sketch comedy show Smith and Smith in 1979. The character of Red Green first made a guest appearance on this show.
In 1986 they produced a sitcom titled Me and Max centred around the family and including their two boys, David and Max. Again Uncle Red made an appearance in this show and in its successor , The Comedy Mill. It was then that Morag decided to retire from her acting career and concentrate on family. She still does the occasional commercial. But when Steve began to perform solo, in 1991, out came the persona of Red Green. Over 300 episodes of The Red Green Show were made. The show had a slow start but soon built up a loyal following both in Canada and the US where it aired on PBS.
The last show was shot in 2006 but it lives on in re-runs and the character of Red Green continues in books and specials and one man shows such as the "How to do Everything" tour, the " Wit and Wisdom" tour and the 2002 "Duct Tape Forever."
Red Green often gives advice to men on how to keep a woman happy and published a book on the subject "Red Green's Beginner's Guide to Women for men who don't read instructions."
In a more serious comment on the topic he once said, "If you care about what women want, that's what women want."
Sounds like good advice to me, but I'm sure a little duct tape along the way wouldn't hurt either.
So heed his advice folks. "Keep your stick on the ice. We're all in this together."