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Velma Wayne Dawson (May 30, 1912September 26, 2007) was an American puppet maker and puppeteer. She was best known for creating the Howdy Doody marionettes for the Hood Doody Show.[1] is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... A puppet is a representational object, usually but not always depicting a human character, used in play or a presentation. ... A puppeteer is a person who manipulates an inanimate object — a puppet— in real time to create the illusion of life. ... Howdy Doody was a childrens television program (with a decidedly frontier/western theme, although other themes also colored the show) that aired on NBC from 1947 through 1960. ... Marionette in Prague A marionette is a type of puppet moved by strings, as in a puppet show. ...

Dawson created the first Hoody Doody marionettes for the famous children's show in 1948.[1] She continued to build the marionettes until the show went off the air in 1960.[1] Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Dawson was honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Pacific Southwest Chapter for her 50 year long career in television.[1] Additionally, she has been honored with a spot on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.[1] She was an active benefactor to College of the Desert in Palm Springs. [1] The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences or NATAS is branch of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences based in New York City. ... In Palm Springs you can find out which Hollywood celebrities lived and played in Palm Springs by searching for their stars embedded in the sidewalk of Palm Canyon Drive. ... A benefactor is a person or other entity providing money or other benefits to another; the person receiving them is called a beneficiary. ... College of the Desert (or COD) is a public two-year community college located in Palm Desert in the Coachella Valley of Riverside County, California. ... Palm Springs is the name of two places in the United States of America: Palm Springs, California — the more well known of the two Palm Springs, Florida Category: ...

Velma Wayne Dawson died on September 26, 2007, in Palm Springs, California. She was 95 years old.[1] Palm Springs is a famed Riverside County, California, USA, desert resort city, approximately 110 miles (177 km) east of Los Angeles and 140 miles (225 km) northeast of San Diego. ...

External links

  • The Desert Sun: Creator of Howdy Doody dies at 95
  • CBS: 'Howdy Doody' Marionette Maker Dies


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Howdy Doody puppet creator dies", The Desert Sun, 2007-09-26. Retrieved on 2007-10-02. 



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