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Bura, Barnett [Bob] (1924–2018), puppeteer and animator puppeteer and animator  

Anthony Hayward

Bura, Barnett [Bob] (1924–2018), puppeteer and animator, was born at 23 Howland Street, Fitzrovia, London, on 25 September 1924, the tenth of eleven children of Moise (Morris) Bura (1880–1948), a sign-writer and Romanian immigrant who fled his country to escape attacks on ...

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See Hogarth, Ann [real name Margaret Ann Gildart Jackson; married name Margaret Ann Gildart Bussell]

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Corbett, Harry (1918–1989)  

Maker: Count Zichy and Baron Studios

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Harry Corbett (1918–1989) by Count Zichy for Baron Studios, 1954 [with Sooty] © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Corbett, Harry (1918–1989), children's entertainer  

John A. Hargreaves

Corbett, Harry (1918–1989), children's entertainer, was born on 28 January 1918 at 27 Edmund Street, Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire, the elder son of James William Corbett (1884–1960), coalminer, and his wife, Florence (1884–1948), daughter of Harry Ramsden of Bradford, founder of the fish and chip dynasty. ...

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Dalibor [née Cely], Vlasta (1921–2016)  

Maker: unknown

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Vlasta Dalibor (1921–2016) [left] and Jan Dalibor (1921–2013), by unknown photographer, 1968

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Dalibor [née Cely], Vlasta (1921–2016), puppeteers  

Jane Phillips

Dalibor [née Cely], Vlasta (1921–2016), and Dalibor, (Frantisek) Jan (1921–2013), puppeteers, were born in the same year—Jan on 13 February and Vlasta on 22 May, both in Czechoslovakia—and it is no surprise that the signature tune they chose to introduce their puppet piglets Pinky and Perky was ‘We belong together’. They had not intended a life as puppeteers. They met as children growing up in the city of ...

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Hogarth, Ann [real name Margaret Ann Gildart Jackson; married name Margaret Ann Gildart Bussell] (1910–1993), puppet-master  

Jane Phillips

Hogarth, Ann [real name Margaret Ann Gildart Jackson; married name Margaret Ann Gildart Bussell] (1910–1993), puppet-master, was born on 19 July 1910 at Hazelgrove, Shottermill, Frensham, Surrey, the fourth of the five children of William Gildart Jackson (d. 1937/8), a retired schoolmaster, and his wife, ...

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Ann Hogarth (1910–1993) by unknown photographer, 1954 [[Left to right] John Garratt Bussell (1909–1985), [standing], her daughter, Sally, and Muffin the Mule] Getty Images

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Murray, Gordon Marr (1921–2016), puppeteer and television producer  

Anthony Hayward

Murray, Gordon Marr (1921–2016), puppeteer and television producer, was born at 66 Childebert Road, Balham, London, on 3 May 1921, the son of Richard Marr Murray (1887–1930), clerk to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and short story writer, and his wife, Grace Margaret, ...

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Pepler, Harry Douglas Clarke [Hilary] (1878–1951)  

Maker: unknown photographer

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Harry Douglas Clarke Pepler (1878–1951) by unknown photographer, 1921 [centre, with his family outside Fragbarrow Farm] private collection

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Pepler, Harry Douglas Clarke [Hilary] (1878–1951), printer and puppeteer  

Lottie Hoare

Pepler, Harry Douglas Clarke [Hilary] (1878–1951), printer and puppeteer, was born in Eastbourne, Sussex, on 14 January 1878, the elder son of George Henry (Harry) Pepler (1849–1884), a partner in Diplock Brewers, and his wife, Emma Florence (1853–1935), daughter of Robert Mills, a ...

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Powell, Martin (d. in or before 1725), puppet-showman  

George Speaight

Powell, Martin (d. in or before 1725), puppet-showman, came to notice early in the eighteenth century. He had established a theatre in Bath by 1709, which apparently attracted a fashionable audience and was alluded to in the pages of The Tatler. In 1710 he gave a season in ...

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Rowe, Harry (1726–1799)  

Maker: F. A.

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Harry Rowe (1726–1799) by F. A., 1798 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rowe, Harry (1726–1799), playwright and puppet-master  

William R. Jones

Rowe, Harry (1726–1799), playwright and puppet-master, was born in Nottingham (not York, as some sources state). Nothing is known of his family except that his father kept a school, and his mother was a mantua maker. Information on his life is mostly drawn from ...