Related Information for Ann Mortifee Ann Mortifee was born in Zululand, South Africa. She spent her first years on a sugar farm there and came to Canada as a young child. As a teenager in Vancouver, she began singing with the legendary Josh White after her first public appearance which was at a local coffeehouse. That first performance was precipitated by a dare put to her by some of her classmates at school. Shortly thereafter, Ann was invited to an audition to be a singer for the first run of the George Ryga play,The Ecsta.. read more