Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Lamb Chop

Hello Everyone,
If you miss yesterdays Mini Collection Monday, then I would check that out before reading this post.

I have always love Lamb Chop and me sharing my train set in yesterday's post made me want to find and share some pictures and video clips of Shari Lewis Lamb Chop.

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To give you guys a little back ground info about Shari Lewis, I got the information down below from her daughter's website. I picked out only a few paragraphs but if you want to read the whole thing in it's entire then click here.

"Shari Lewis was born Phyllis Hurwitz to Ann and Abraham Hurwitz on January 17, 1934, in New York City. Her father was a founding member of Yeshiva University in New York City.
 

In 1952, Lewis and her puppetry won first prize on Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts television show. In March 1956, she and Lamb Chop appeared on Captain Kangaroo and by 1960 she had her own television program. Shari subsequently had numerous series both in the UK and the US, and performed extensively around the country at venues as varied as Performing Arts Centers, County Fairs and Branson, MO. Shari also was an accomplished conductor of orchestras and wrote over 60 books


In the early '90s, the Public Broadcasting System approached her about reviving her television show. Lamb Chop's Play-Along, seen on PBS stations and reproduced in video, grew out of PBS interest and Lewis's discontent with commercial television.

The video Lamb Chop's Special Chanukah was released in 1996 and received the Parent's Choice award of the year.


Shari Lewis died in 1998 of pneumonia while being treated at Cedars-Sinai Hospital at the age of 65. Shari is survived by daughter, Mallory Lewis (who now performs with Lamb Chop) and grandson, Jamie Hood, who sleeps with his Grandma's Lamb Chop! " 

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You can find tons of videos on Youtube about Lamb Chop, but I only picked two. The first video clip is from the show and the second one is a guest appearance that Shari and Lamb Chop did on the Nanny.



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Here daughter Mally Lewis, now does shows with Lamb Chop! If you want to see more pictures and learn more about Lamb Chop then you can go to the official website here.


Do you guys remember Lamb Chop?

Enjoy,



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2 comments :

  1. I use to love Lambchop! So stinking cute.. and of course I just had to teach my kids the "This is the Song that NEVER ends" song! Which they both love AND hate.. it's the best of both worlds!
    Thanks so much for joining in the under 300 followers blog hop!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  2. Ah, the good ol' (and clean) days of TV. Loved 'Lambchop'...

    Mark Couch

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