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Shirley Dinsdale (1926–1999)

Shirley Dinsdale grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. When she was a child, she was severely burned when a kettle tipped over on her and she spent a year in a hospital recovering. During that time a puppet named "Judy Splinters" kept her company. After she returned home, her father bartered for ventriloquist lessons and by the age of 14 was ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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 1949 Judy Splinters (TV Series)
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 1958 To Tell the Truth (TV Series)
Herself - Contestant
- Episode dated 15 April 1958 (1958) ... Herself - Contestant
 1949 Inaugural Emmy Awards Ceremony (TV Special)

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Appeared on numerous radio shows during the mid-1940s, opposite such stars as Rudy Vallee, Eddie Cantor and Bob Burns. See more »

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When Judy Splinters (1949) first appeared as a local television show in Los Angeles, Shirley was only 19 years old. See more »

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