Tillstrom, Burr

Tillstrom, Burr

(1917–85) puppeteer; born in Chicago. With Fran Allison, he created the Kukla, Fran, and Ollie Show on television (1947–57) which featured a cast of hand puppets. It won two Peabody Awards and three Emmys.
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