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date: 24 September 2020

Dalibor [née Cely], Vlastalocked

  • 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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