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Shari Lewis (I) (1933–1998)


Shari Lewis was born on January 17, 1933 in New York City, New York, USA as Phyllis Naomi Hurwitz. She was an actress and writer, known for The Shari Lewis Show (1960), The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) and A Picture of Us (1973). She was married to Jeremy Tarcher and Stan Lewis. She died on August 2, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 9 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Shari Lewis Show
The Shari Lewis Show Herself - Hostess / Herself / Herself - Host
(1960-1963)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself - Guest / Herself
(1962-1975)
A Picture of Us
A Picture of Us Herself - Host
(1973)
The Hollywood Squares
The Hollywood Squares Herself - Panelist
(1966-1968)

Filmography

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 1998 Wrongfully Accused
Lambchop (voice, uncredited)
 1998 The Charlie Horse Music Pizza (TV Series)
Shari / Lambchop / Hush Puppy / ...
 1997 Cybill (TV Series)
Lamb Chop
- Little Bo Peep (1997) ... Lamb Chop (voice, uncredited)
 1996 Lamb Chop's Chanukah and Passover Surprise (TV Movie)
Shari / Lamb Chop / Charlie Horse / ... (voice)
 1995 Lamb Chop's Special Chanukah (TV Movie)
Shari / Lamb Chop / Charlie Horse / ... (voice)
 1995 The Nanny (TV Series)
Shari Lewis
- Lamb Chop's on the Menu (1995) ... Shari Lewis
 1994 Lamb Chop and the Haunted Studio (TV Movie)
Shari
 1974 Tony Orlando and Dawn (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1974)
 1973 NBC Children's Theatre (TV Series)
- A Picture of Us (1973)
 1969-1972 Love, American Style (TV Series)
Sue (segment "Love and the Alibi") / Diane (segment "Love and the Dummies")
- Love and Mother/Love and the Dummies/Love and the Athlete/Love and the Shower (1969) ... Diane (segment "Love and the Dummies")
 1970 The Other Reg Varney (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1968 Arabian Knights (TV Series)
Princess Nida (voice)
 1966 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series)
Janet Jerrod
- The Off-Broadway Affair (1966) ... Janet Jerrod
 1966 A Wedding Knight (Short)
Gwendolyn (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Potions and Notions (Short)
Honey Halfwitch (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Throne for a Loss (Short)
Honey Halfwitch / Cousin Maggie / Woman (voice, uncredited)
 1966 The Defiant Giant (Short)
Honey Halfwitch (voice, uncredited)
 1966 The Rocket Racket (Short)
Honey Halfwitch (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Trick or Cheat (Short)
Honey Halfwitch (voice, uncredited)
 1966 Baggin' the Dragon (Short)
Honey Halfwitch / Cousin Maggie (voice, uncredited)
 1966 From Nags to Witches (Short)
Honey Halfwitch (voice, uncredited)
 1965 Shoeflies (Short)
Honey Halfwitch / Cousin Maggie / Teeny Meanie (voice, uncredited)
 1965 Poor Little Witch Girl (Short)
Halfwitch / Cousin Maggie (voice, uncredited)
 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series)
Lois
- Mr. Biddle's Crime Wave (1964) ... Lois
 1962-1963 Car 54, Where Are You? (TV Series)
Judy / Melinda Walsh
- Puncher & Judy (1963) ... Judy
- How High Is Up? (1962) ... Melinda Walsh
 1960-1961 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Dulie Hudson
- Watching Out for Dulie (1961) ... Dulie Hudson
- Step on the Gas (1960)
 1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.49 (1959)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (96 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared as a dancer and actor in touring companies and summer stock productions of "Damn Yankees," "Bye-Bye Birdie" and "Funny Girl" in the 1950s. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Shari Lewis & Lamb Chop | Jeremy & Shari

Height:

5' (1.52 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I don't contemplate these things. I'm very intuitive and instinctive about what I do. There's a story about a man with a long beard. Somebody asked him one day: "Do you sleep with your beard outside of the blanket or under the blanket?" and from that moment on he didn't sleep! He kept watching where his beard was. What I do works and I'm not analytic. (on the enduring appeal of Lambchop) See more »

Trivia:

Was an accomplished symphony conductor. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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