Harry Corbett

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Date of Birth January 28, 1918
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Aug 17, 1989 (71)
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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
Years active: 1940s–1981
Spouse(s): Marjorie Corbett (1944 - 1989)
Children: Matthew Corbett, David Corbett
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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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