Harry Corbett

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Birthday
28, 1918
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Aug 17, 1989 (71)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
28, 1918
Birthplace
England
DEATH DATE
Aug 17, 1989 (71)

About

Puppeteer who created the glove puppet character Sooty, a small yellow bear who made several television appearances.

Before Fame

He was born deaf in one ear which limited his musical abilities and ambitions. However, it did not stop him from playing in his parents fish and chips restaurant growing up.

Trivia

He first bought the bear in order to entertain his children while on holiday in Blackpool.

Family Life

He married Marjorie Hodgson in 1944.

Associated With

His son Matthew Corbett bought out his father after he suffered a heart attack in 1975, and Matthew went on to host TV shows starring Sooty.