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Shari Lewis

Shari Lewis (January 17, 1933 - August 2, 1998) was a television children's show host, ventriloquist and puppeteer, most popular during the 1960s.

She began hosting children's television programs on local station in New York in 1953, graduating to network television in 1960 with The Shari Lewis Show as host and puppeteer. The programs featured such characters as Hush Puppy, Charlie Horse, and Lambchop, the latter, who was little more than a sock with eyes, serving as a sort of sassy alter-ego for the sweet-natured host. Subsequent television programs introduced the characters to the children of the generation that had first come to know them. She died of uterine cancer in Los Angeles, California.

Shari Lewis was her married name (her first husband being Stan Lewis): she was born Shari Hurwitz. Her second husband, Jeremy Tarcher, is the brother of Judith Krantz.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Shari Lewis Facts

OccupationTV Host
BirthdayJanuary 17, 1933
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Date of deathAugust 2, 1998 (Los Angeles, California, USA, age 65)

Selected Filmography

The Shari Show
Lewis, Shari
Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop-Shari Show-Story Person Show
Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop-Shari Show-Is Everybody Happy
The Lights of Zetar
Chicken People
Baby Shower
Shari Lewis Lamb Chop's Play-Along! Jump Into the Story
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