Harry Corbett OBE was an English puppeteer, magician and television and stage presenter, who is best known as the creator of the glove puppet character Sooty in 1952.
|Born:||January 28, 1918, Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England|
|Died:||August 17, 1989, Weymouth, Dorset, England|
|Occupation:||Puppeteer, magician, television presenter, stage presenter|
|Spouse(s):||Marjorie Corbett (1944 - 1989)|
|Children:||Matthew Corbett, David Corbett|
|IMDb:||Harry Corbett's IMDb|
About Harry Corbett
Puppeteer who created the glove puppet character Sooty, a small yellow bear who made several television appearances.
Harry Corbett Before Fame
He was born deaf in one ear which limited his musical abilities and ambitions. However, it did not stop him from playing in his parents fish and chips restaurant growing up.
Achievement of Harry Corbett
He first bought the bear in order to entertain his children while on holiday in Blackpool.
Harry Corbett Family Life
He married Marjorie Hodgson in 1944.
Associations of Harry Corbett
His son Matthew Corbett bought out his father after he suffered a heart attack in 1975, and Matthew went on to host TV shows starring Sooty.
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