Children's puppeteer and cheerful TV personality.
She was trained in acrobatics, juggling, ventriloquism, baton twirling, piano, violin and ice skating.
She was a ventriloquist, and her most famous character was a lamb named Lamb Chop.
She married second husband Jeremy Tarcher in 1958, and the couple had a daughter named Mallory.
She had a guest performance with Lamp Chop on the TV series The Nanny, starring Fran Drescher.