Did You Know?
The Ritts Puppets were a menagerie that originally included Geoffrey the Giraffe, Albert the Chipmunk, Calvin the Crow and Magnolia the Ostrich debuted on "In the Park," a Sunday family TV series on CBS from 1951 to 1953 starring Bill Sears. His wife Mary supplied the voice for Magnolia the Ostrich, a quintessential Southern belle with long eyelashes and a soprano singing voice. Paul provided the voices for the male puppets. See more