Shari Lewis

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Date of Birth January 17, 1933
Place of Birth The Bronx, New York
Date of Death Aug 2, 1998 (65)
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Shari Lewis

Shari Lewis was an American ventriloquist, puppeteer, children's entertainer, comedian, and television show host. She was best known as the original puppeteer of the sock puppet Lamb Chop, first appearing on Captain Kangaroo in March 1956 and then Hi Mom, a local morning television show that aired on WRCA-TV in New York City.

Born: Phyllis Naomi Hurwitz, January 17, 1933, The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Died: August 02, 1998, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation: Ventriloquist, puppeteer, author, children's television show host, singer
Years active: 1952–1998
Children: Mallory Tarcher
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About Shari Lewis

Children's puppeteer and cheerful TV personality whose character's, Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse, became popular in the 1960s and 1990s.

Shari Lewis Before Fame

She was trained in acrobatics, juggling, ventriloquism, baton twirling, piano, violin and ice skating.

Achievement of Shari Lewis

She guest-starred in American Style and Car 54.

Shari Lewis Family Life

She married second husband Jeremy Tarcher in 1958, and the couple had a daughter named Mallory.

Associations of Shari Lewis

She had a guest performance with Lamp Chop on the TV series The Nanny, starring Fran Drescher.

Information related to Shari Lewis

  • Jewish American entertainers
  • Ventriloquists
  • American puppeteers
  • Breast cancer survivors
  • Peabody Award winners
  • Daytime Emmy Award winners
  • Jewish American actresses
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