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Puppeteer Bil Baird Dies at 82

March 19, 1987|From Times Wire Services

NEW YORK — Master puppeteer Bil Baird who with his late wife, Cora, was featured on many early television shows, has died in his home of complications of bone-marrow cancer.

His daughter today said the creator of Charlemane the Lion and Slugger Ryan, who was best known for his appearances on the old "Jack Paar Show," was 82.

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