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Ernie Coombs (1927–2001)

Beloved kids performer Ernie Coombs was a fixture on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, "CBC," for three decades. Coombs was lured to Canada in 1963 by the progressive ideas of the public broadcasting system, beginning his career as an assistant puppeteer on a CBC series that featured another soon-to-be-legendary kid's entertainer, Fred Rogers... See full bio »

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Known For

MisteRogers Frog Puppet / Various
Butternut Square
Butternut Square Mr. Dressup


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 1995 Royal Canadian Air Farce (TV Series)
Mr. Dressup / Various
- Episode #3.5 (1995) ... Mr. Dressup / Various
 1976 Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings (TV Series)
Narrator (Canadian version, voice)
 1964 Butternut Square (TV Series)
Mr. Dressup
 1961 MisteRogers (TV Series)
Frog Puppet / Various (as Ernest Coombs)
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 1994 Mr. Dressup's 25th Anniversary (TV Movie)
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 2000 Love Disease
 1962 Vacation Time (TV Series)
Co-host (1965)
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(1960s-1990s) Performed many live kids' shows as Mr. Dressup. See more »

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Ernest Coombs

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Considered a Canadian cultural icon. See more »


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