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By Los Angeles Times | January 13, 1992
Hollywood -- Shari Lewis describes her new PBS children's series, "Lamb Chop's Play Along," as the first "anti-couch potato" show."This is totally an audience participation program," Ms. Lewis said. "The audience gets to participate physically, vocally, musically and imaginatively. They get to join in the songs, the games, the stories. They get to hop along and sing along and count along."It may be difficult for most baby boomers to believe, but the diminutive Ms. Lewis, who turns 58 this week, and her beloved puppets, Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy, have been entertaining children for more than 30 years.
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By Myrna Oliver and Myrna Oliver,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 4, 1998
Shari Lewis, the perky ventriloquist, puppeteer, singer and dancer who for four decades graced the television screen and nightclub stage accompanied by her lovable sock puppet Lamb Chop, has died. She was 65.Lewis, who was diagnosed with uterine cancer in June, died Sunday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center of pneumonia, said her publicist, Maggie Begley. Lewis had been undergoing chemotherapy for the past six weeks.The entertainer amassed a dozen Emmys, a Peabody Award, the John F. Kennedy Center Award for Excellence and Creativity, seven Parents' Choice Awards, the Action for Children's Television Award, and in 1995 the new ROMMIE award for her CD-ROM "Lamb Chop Loves Music."
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | July 24, 1993
Shari Lewis gets on the phone and cannot wait for a question before starting the interview."I have to tell you about Baltimore. Baltimore has a very special meaning to me," says the ventriloquist, who is appearing tomorrow at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion with her loveable sock puppets Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy.In rapid fire, she recounts that as a girl, she was already performing bits of magic and ventriloquism in the act of her father, Abraham B. Hurwitz, who was once known as the "official magician" of New York.
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By Monica Yant and Monica Yant,Los Angeles Times | August 4, 1993
Psst. Shari Lewis has a secret: She wants her MTV."I can sit and watch it for hours," Ms. Lewis admits. "I love rap, when the lyrics aren't foul. I like a lot of rock and country. And I like zappy, high-energy visuals."Can this be the same Shari Lewis who's entertained children for more than 30 years with the lovable, laughable puppet Lamb Chop? The same Shari Lewis who, at just 5 feet tall with striking red curls, looks more like Little Bo Peep than a rock 'n' roll fan?Yup. Only this Shari Lewis is no storybook character.
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By Myrna Oliver and Myrna Oliver,LOS ANGELES TIMES | August 4, 1998
Shari Lewis, the perky ventriloquist, puppeteer, singer and dancer who for four decades graced the television screen and nightclub stage accompanied by her lovable sock puppet Lamb Chop, has died. She was 65.Lewis, who was diagnosed with uterine cancer in June, died Sunday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center of pneumonia, said her publicist, Maggie Begley. Lewis had been undergoing chemotherapy for the past six weeks.The entertainer amassed a dozen Emmys, a Peabody Award, the John F. Kennedy Center Award for Excellence and Creativity, seven Parents' Choice Awards, the Action for Children's Television Award, and in 1995 the new ROMMIE award for her CD-ROM "Lamb Chop Loves Music."
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By Monica Yant and Monica Yant,Los Angeles Times | August 4, 1993
Psst. Shari Lewis has a secret: She wants her MTV."I can sit and watch it for hours," Ms. Lewis admits. "I love rap, when the lyrics aren't foul. I like a lot of rock and country. And I like zappy, high-energy visuals."Can this be the same Shari Lewis who's entertained children for more than 30 years with the lovable, laughable puppet Lamb Chop? The same Shari Lewis who, at just 5 feet tall with striking red curls, looks more like Little Bo Peep than a rock 'n' roll fan?Yup. Only this Shari Lewis is no storybook character.
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By Nancy Imperiale and Nancy Imperiale,Orlando Sentinel | July 16, 1993
"I love youYou love meWe're a happy family . . ."If you're ready to retch about now, you probably have a preschooler.Barney the dinosaur and his repertoire of kid-pleasing, parent-peeving music videos are becoming old standbys in many American households."That 'I Love You' song, they ask me to play that all the time," says Amy Tindel, mother of 2-year-old twins Samantha and Lauren, who enjoy about half a dozen tapes. Their favorite is Barney. Their mother is a different story. "I really don't like any of them."
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 1, 1996
A children's concert at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall yesterday featuring ventriloquist Shari Lewis and her sidekick Lamb Chop, raised about $100,000 for the Crohn's Disease and Colitis Foundation of America in Maryland, a foundation spokeswoman said.The foundation is the onlyy nonprofit health organization dedicated solely to serving people with Crohn's disease and ulcerated colitis, also known as inflammatory bowel disease.Pub Date: 4/01/96
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By Lori Sears | March 26, 1998
Lamb ChopThe cuddly children's television character Lamb Chop makes an appearance Saturday at Reisterstown Road Plaza. In full-size costume, Shari Lewis' Lamb Chop, star of the Emmy Award-winning PBS series "Lamb Chop's Play Along" and the new PBS series "The Charlie Horse Magic Pizza," performs three 25-minute shows with comedy, magic, games, singing and audience participation, for children of all ages.Lamb Chop performs Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Reisters-town Road Plaza, Center Court, 6564 Reisterstown Road.
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September 1, 1996
Ret. Adm. Jose Toribio Merino, 80, a key figure in the 1973 military coup in Chile led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, died Friday in Santiago, Chile, of lymphatic cancer. Admiral Merino was one of four commanders who toppled elected Marxist President Salvador Allende in 1973 and installed the military junta that ruled Chile for 16 1/2 years under Pinochet.Dr. Richard S. Westfall, 72, an authority on the scientific revolution of the 17th century and the author of the standard work on the life of physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton, died Aug. 21 of a heart attack at Bloomington (Ind.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | July 24, 1993
Shari Lewis gets on the phone and cannot wait for a question before starting the interview."I have to tell you about Baltimore. Baltimore has a very special meaning to me," says the ventriloquist, who is appearing tomorrow at the Pier Six Concert Pavilion with her loveable sock puppets Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy.In rapid fire, she recounts that as a girl, she was already performing bits of magic and ventriloquism in the act of her father, Abraham B. Hurwitz, who was once known as the "official magician" of New York.
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By Nancy Imperiale and Nancy Imperiale,Orlando Sentinel | July 16, 1993
"I love youYou love meWe're a happy family . . ."If you're ready to retch about now, you probably have a preschooler.Barney the dinosaur and his repertoire of kid-pleasing, parent-peeving music videos are becoming old standbys in many American households."That 'I Love You' song, they ask me to play that all the time," says Amy Tindel, mother of 2-year-old twins Samantha and Lauren, who enjoy about half a dozen tapes. Their favorite is Barney. Their mother is a different story. "I really don't like any of them."
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By Los Angeles Times | January 13, 1992
Hollywood -- Shari Lewis describes her new PBS children's series, "Lamb Chop's Play Along," as the first "anti-couch potato" show."This is totally an audience participation program," Ms. Lewis said. "The audience gets to participate physically, vocally, musically and imaginatively. They get to join in the songs, the games, the stories. They get to hop along and sing along and count along."It may be difficult for most baby boomers to believe, but the diminutive Ms. Lewis, who turns 58 this week, and her beloved puppets, Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy, have been entertaining children for more than 30 years.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | February 13, 1995
Tonight's prime-time lineup is so filled with soap, you could wash all the dishes in China -- and all the china, too. In addition to "Melrose Place" and "Models Inc.," there's the sudsy conclusion to "Texas Justice."* "The Nanny." (8-8:30 p.m., WJZ, Channel 13) -- Just a fast warning, if you usually watch this show with your preschoolers: Tonight's episode, with guest star Shari Lewis, concerns the possibility that the family dog may have accidentally made a meal of Lamb Chop. (If this should occur, Ms. Lewis would probably seek litigation, a courtroom maneuver known as Chop Suey.
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By Randi Henderson | March 28, 1991
Children's performer Barry Louis Polisar -- who last made the news six months ago when his work was banned from Anne Arundel County schools -- will be playing at the White House next week."
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