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Left to Right: Kukla, Burr Tillstorm, Fran Allison, Ollie

Franklin Burr Tillstrom (October 13, 1917 - December 6, 1985) was a famous puppeteer, best known for creating "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie" (1947-1957), starring as Kukla and Oliver J. "Ollie" Dragon, with Fran Allison as herself.

Tillstrom took-over the role of 'Ned' in the original Broadway production of the musical revue Side By Side By Sondheim. Of course being a puppeteer he formed the the role with puppets.

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