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Gerry Anderson obituary

26 December 2012 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Thunderbirds creator who made some of the most popular children's TV shows of the 1960s

Gerry Anderson, who has died aged 83 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, was the main mover behind a number of puppet series commissioned by Lew Grade's Independent Television Corporation. They made the company a fortune from the space age: perhaps the best known was Thunderbirds (1965-66), and among the others were Fireball XL5 (1962-63), Stingray (1964) and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967-68).

Anderson embarked on Thunderbirds in 1964. For Grade, international sales – particularly into the Us market – were a key concern. So Thunderbirds focused on the Tracy brothers, with first names borrowed from the Us astronauts Scott Carpenter, Virgil Grissom, Alan Shepard, John Glenn and Gordon Cooper. Enormously popular in its time, the series is still being repeated today.

Scott and the others were members of International Rescue, based on a south Pacific island, set up, »

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Gerry Anderson obituary

26 December 2012 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Thunderbirds creator who made some of the most popular children's TV shows of the 1960s

Gerry Anderson, who has died aged 83 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease, was the main mover behind a number of puppet series commissioned by Lew Grade's Independent Television Corporation. They made the company a fortune from the space age: perhaps the best known was Thunderbirds (1965-66), and among the others were Fireball XL5 (1962-63), Stingray (1964) and Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967-68).

Anderson embarked on Thunderbirds in 1964. For Grade, international sales – particularly into the Us market – were a key concern. So Thunderbirds focused on the Tracy brothers, with first names borrowed from the Us astronauts Scott Carpenter, Virgil Grissom, Alan Shepard, John Glenn and Gordon Cooper. Enormously popular in its time, the series is still being repeated today.

Scott and the others were members of International Rescue, based on a south Pacific island, set up, »

- Nigel Fountain

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Gerry Anderson, Creator Of "Thunderbirds", Dead At Age 83

26 December 2012 11:29 AM, PST | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Legendary animation master Gerry Anderson has died at age 83. The creator of such classic TV series as Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlett and Stingray, died in his native England, having battled Alzheimers Disease in recent years. His landmark style of animation, involving puppets as super heroes, never went out of style and crossed over several generations in terms of popularity. He also produced the hit live action TV series Space 1999 and served as executive producer on the cult series UFO in the 1970s. Uncharacteristically, he also produced the 1970s TV spy series The Protectors starring Robert Vaughn. For more on his remarkable life and career click here »

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Gerry Anderson Creator of 'Thunderbirds' dies at 83

26 December 2012 6:27 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Gerry Anderson the creator of the TV series "Thunderbirds which used puppets, and later was adapted for bigscreen, died aged 83 at a nursing home located near Oxfordshire, England. He had suffered from Alzheimers since 2010, reports Variety. Anderson's career started in 1957 and worked on numerous projects on TV including "Terrahawks," "The Protectors," "Space: 1999," "UFO," "Stingray" "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons." Unfortunately, the film adaptation of the series back in 2004 which was directed by actor Bill Paxton, who starred with Anthony Edwards, Ben Kingsley and Brady Corbet was not well-received. The Universal Pictures release with a production budget of $57 million, earned $6.8 million domestically, and over $21.4 million overseas. He is survived by his three children and second wife Mary. »

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Gerry Anderson Creator of 'Thunderbirds' dies at 83

26 December 2012 6:27 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Gerry Anderson the creator of the TV series "Thunderbirds which used puppets, and later was adapted for bigscreen, died aged 83 at a nursing home located near Oxfordshire, England. He had suffered from Alzheimers since 2010, reports Variety. Anderson's career started in 1957 and worked on numerous projects on TV including "Terrahawks," "The Protectors," "Space: 1999," "UFO," "Stingray" "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons." Unfortunately, the film adaptation of the series back in 2004 which was directed by actor Bill Paxton, who starred with Anthony Edwards, Ben Kingsley and Brady Corbet was not well-received. The Universal Pictures release with a production budget of $57 million, earned $6.8 million domestically, and over $21.4 million overseas. He is survived by his three children and second wife Mary. »

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