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Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Died in Palm Springs, California, USA  (heart failure)
Birth NameFranklin Burr Tillstrom

Mini Bio (1)

Burr Tillstrom was born on October 13, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Franklin Burr Tillstrom. He is known for his work on Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1969), The Wizard of Oz (1950) and That Was the Week That Was (1964). He died on December 6, 1985 in Palm Springs, California, USA.

Trivia (4)

Winner of an UNIMA Citation of Excellence award from the American Chapter of the Union Internationale de la Marionnette, 1979.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 786-788. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
"Burr" was his mother's family name.
He got his start in high school theater. He left the University of Chicago after one semester to join a puppet theater company run by the city's parks department and funded by the Works Progress Administration.

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