Shari Lewis was a ventriloquist/puppeteer and children’s TV show
host during the 1960’s and 1990’s. She’s best known as the original
puppeteer of Lamb Chop (seen above). Shari received numerous
awards including twelve Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award. Her
career began in 1952 when she won first prize for her puppetry on
Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts TV show. Shari died of cancer on
August 2, 1998.