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Bil Baird (1904–1987)

Bil Baird and his wife Cora Baird, the driving forces behind the Bil & Cora Baird Puppets, were pioneer entertainers in U.S. TV, when commercial television in the States was taking its first baby steps. Much of what early viewers could view on that seven-inch screen, with its eerie, whitish glow in a darkened room where a family gathered round to ... See full bio »

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 1969 Let Me Hear You Whisper (TV Movie)
Dolphin (voice)
 1969 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- Let Me Hear You Whisper (1969) ... (voice)
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
 1968 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
- Episode #1.405 (1968) ... Bat
 1961 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Offscreen Puppeteer
- A Trip to Christmas (1961) ... Offscreen Puppeteer
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
- Winnie-the-Pooh (1960) ... Eeyore (voice)
 1959 Art Carney Meets the Sorcerer's Apprentice (TV Movie)
Various Characters (voice)
 1958 Art Carney Meets Peter and the Wolf (TV Movie) (voice)
 1957 The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (TV Movie)
Baird Marionettes - Charles Dickens / Edgar Allan Poe / Feedor Doestoevski
 1956 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Baird's Marionettes
- Episode #2.1 (1956) ... Baird's Marionettes
 1955 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
- Heidi (1955)
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Barney Plunkett
- The Prince and the Puppet (1955) ... Barney Plunkett
 1954 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie)
Clyde (voice)
 1952 Danger (TV Series)
 1951 The Whistling Wizard (TV Series)
Dooley the Whistling Wizard / Charlemane the Lion / Flannel Mouse (voice)
 1951 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Guest Puppeteer
- Episode #1.17 (1951) ... Guest Puppeteer
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Bil and Cora Baird's Marionettes

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 50-51. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »

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