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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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One episode of the show was broadcast in color in fall 1949, in Washington, D.C., as a demonstration to the FCC of RCA's line-sequential color TV system. The same episode was performed live a second time the same afternoon, for network broadcast in black and white, but using the experimental color cameras.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The first great TV puppet show!, 18 May 1999
Author: marknyc from New York

"Kukla, Fran and Ollie" premiered on October 13, 1947 and had a continuous run until 1957. The Kuklapolitans continued to appear on television in various shows: "Kukla and Ollie" in the early 60s, and as hosts of The CBS Children's Film Festival from 1967 to 1984. They also had a show on PBS in the early 70s, and appeared in specials in the 70s and 80s. Burr Tillstrom created and performed all the characters and they still seem real to me today!

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