Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Happy Birthday

Shari Lewis
(1933 – 1998)
Ventriloquist, puppeteer, and children's television show host

The programs featured such characters as Hush Puppy, Charlie Horse, Lamb Chop, and Crowie. Lamb Chop, (pictured here) served as a sort of sassy alter-ego for Shari.

Ms. Lewis may have been my earliest crush. Certainly she is one of the reasons I so much wanted to be a puppeteer.


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