Burr Tillstrom

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Tillstrom with Kukla, Ollie and Fran Allison, 1954
Franklin Burr Tillstrom

(1917-10-13)October 13, 1917
DiedDecember 6, 1985(1985-12-06) (aged 68)
Cause of deathHeart failure

Franklin Burr Tillstrom (October 13, 1917 – December 6, 1985) was an American television personality and puppeteer. He was the creator of Kukla, Fran and Ollie. After the original series ended in 1957, Tillstrom continued to work with the Kuklapolitans. Early in 1958, Tillstrom appeared with the puppets on Polly Bergen's short-lived NBC variety show, The Polly Bergen Show.

In 1978 Kukla, Burr and Ollie joined the Broadway cast of Side by Side by Sondheim, a revue of Stephen Sondheim songs.[1][2]

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