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Bil Baird (1904–1987)

Bil Baird and his wife Cora Baird, the driving forces behind the Bil & Cora Baird Puppets, were pioneer entertainers in U.S. TV, when commercial television in the States was taking its first baby steps. Much of what early viewers could view on that seven-inch screen, with its eerie, whitish glow in a darkened room where a family gathered round to ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Sound of Music Miscellaneous Crew
(1965)
(1950)
(1967-1968)

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 1979 The Muppet Movie
Muppet Performer (uncredited)
 1969 Let Me Hear You Whisper (TV Movie)
Dolphin (voice)
 1969 NET Playhouse (TV Series)
- Let Me Hear You Whisper (1969) ... (voice)
 1968 That's Life (TV Series)
 1968 Dark Shadows (TV Series)
Bat
- Episode #1.405 (1968) ... Bat
 1961 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series)
Offscreen Puppeteer
- A Trip to Christmas (1961) ... Offscreen Puppeteer
 1960 Shirley Temple's Storybook (TV Series)
Eeyore
- Winnie-the-Pooh (1960) ... Eeyore (voice)
 1959 Art Carney Meets the Sorcerer's Apprentice (TV Movie)
Various Characters (voice)
 1958 Art Carney Meets Peter and the Wolf (TV Movie) (voice)
 1957 The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays (TV Movie)
Baird Marionettes - Charles Dickens / Edgar Allan Poe / Feedor Doestoevski
 1955 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie)
Clyde (voice)
 1955 Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series)
- Heidi (1955)
 1955 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Barney Plunkett
- The Prince and the Puppet (1955) ... Barney Plunkett
 1952 Danger (TV Series)
 1951 The Whistling Wizard (TV Series)
Dooley the Whistling Wizard / Charlemane the Lion / Flannel Mouse (voice)
 1938 The Marines Come Thru
Maxson the Magician (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Bil and Cora Baird | Bill Baird | Bil and Cora Baird's Marionettes | the Baird Puppets
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Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 25-26. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002. See more »

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Leo

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