The Reader’s Notebook: Burr Tillstrom

Oct 13, 2021

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October 13, 2021 -- Burr Tillstrom is celebrated for his contributions to the early days of television and in particular for his creation of unforgettable puppet characters such as Kukla and Ollie. He enriched the lives of children and adults through the “Kukla, Fran and Ollie” show with co-host Fran Allison, as well as through other performances over five decades beginning in 1936.