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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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Mr. Dressup Mr. Dressup
Royal Canadian Air Farce Mr. Dressup / Various
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
 1994 Mr. Dressup's 25th Anniversary (TV Movie)
Mr. Dressup
 1978-1984 Mr. Dressup (TV Series)
Mr. Dressup
- Casey's Spaghetti Lunch (1984) ... Mr. Dressup
- Episode dated 24 January 1978 (1978) ... Mr. Dressup
 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)
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (1 credit)
 1994 Mr. Dressup's 25th Anniversary (TV Movie)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (2 credits)
 2000 Love Disease
 1962 Vacation Time (TV Series)
Co-host (1965)
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 2004 The Greatest Canadian (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Mr. Dressup

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Other Works:

Recorded a number of children's records based on "Mr. Dressup" (1960s-70s). See more »

Alternate Names:

Ernest Coombs

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After retiring from Mr. Dressup in 1996, he continued to make personal appearances and performed in Toronto in several Ross Petty productions for children -- Peter Pan, Cinderella and Aladdin. See more »


Canada's Mr. Dress-Up

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