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13 October 1947 (USA) See more »
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Awards:
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Burr Tillstrom ... Puppeteer (1 episode, 1953)
Cecil Bill (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Colonel Richard Crackie (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Oliver J. Dragon (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Kukla (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Madame Ooglepuss (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Fletcher Rabbit (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Buelah Witch (1 episode, 1947-1957)
Doloras Dragon (1 episode, 1950-1957)

Fran Allison ... Fran (1 episode, 1953)
Jack Fascinato ... Himself (1 episode, 1953)

June Lockhart (1 episode, 1953)
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Series Directed by
Lewis Gomavitz (unknown episodes)
 
Series Produced by
Beulah Zachary .... producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Billy Goldenberg (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Ted Drake (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Joseph Lockwood (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Berquist .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Jack Fascinato .... musical director (unknown episodes, 1948-1954)
Billy Goldenberg .... musical director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Russ Mayberry .... floor manager (unknown episodes)
John Natale .... technical director (unknown episodes)
Jack Snow .... publicist (unknown episodes)
 

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15 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. On the stamp honoring "Kukla, Fran and Ollie", human star Fran Allison appears between puppets Kukla the clown and Ollie the dragon. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: "The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet" (1952), "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955), "The Dinah Shore Show" (1951), "Dragnet" (1951), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (originally titled "The Ed Sullivan Show" (1948)), "The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show" (1950), "Hopalong Cassidy" (1952), "The Honeymooners" (1955), "The Howdy Doody Show" (original title: "The Howdy Doody Show" (1947)), "I Love Lucy" (1951), "Lassie" (1954), "The Lone Ranger" (1949), "Perry Mason" (1957), "The Phil Silvers Show" (1955), "The Red Skelton Hour" (1951), "Texaco Star Theater" (titled "Texaco Star Theatre" (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as "Tonight!" (1953)), "Twilight Zone" (1959), and "You Bet Your Life" (1950).See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
What a wonderful show this was, 8 November 1998
Author: Varlaam from Toronto, Canada

If this show really ceased production in 1957, then you can knock me over with a feather. When I used to watch it in the late '60's or early '70's, I thought it was contemporary, as did everyone.

We all enjoyed Fran's lively banter with her puppets, Kukla the Clown, and Ollie the Alligator, but we really loved the short films Fran would show, usually with an international flavour. As I recall, the favourite of young boys was the series of Fatty and Skinny comedies, about two aptly-named Japanese boys. The plot always involved Fatty rolling/falling/toppling onto Skinny, but we loved them anyway.

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