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Burr Tillstrom (1917–1985)

Burr Tillstrom was born on October 13, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Franklin Burr Tillstrom. He is known for his work on Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1969), The Wizard of Oz (1950) and That Was the Week That Was (1964). He died on December 6, 1985 in Palm Springs, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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The Wizard of Oz Producer
The Mikado Nanki-Poo / Ko-Ko


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 1968 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
 1955 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Mock Turtle
 1954 The Mikado (TV Short)
Nanki-Poo / Ko-Ko (voice)
 1953 Kukla, Fran and Ollie (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 February 1953 (1953) ... Puppeteer
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Kukla & Ollie

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Winner of an UNIMA Citation of Excellence award from the American Chapter of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette, 1979. See more »

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