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Shari Lewis

Born: 1933-01-17 - Died: 1998-08-02
Cause of Death:
Pneumonia


Death Summary: Lewis died at the age of 65 after developing pneumonia two months after being diagnosed with uterine cancer.

She was cremated, and her ashes were given to someone close to her.

Her daughter took over Lamb Chop duties after she passed away.

Who was Shari Lewis : Shari Lewis was a ventriloquist/puppeteer who is most famous for her puppet Lamb Chop, a Lamb that she used as the basis of her children's show.

Before having her own show, she and Lamb Chop appeared on Captain Kangaroo.

Lewis was something of a renaissance woman, as she played piano and violin, danced, and acted in addition to ventriloquism.

She won 12 Emmy awards.
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30 Signatures in Shari Lewis's guestbook

  1. Roxanne Says:

    I love you! You brought many smile to my siter and I while we were young girls….I’m just saddened that you departed this world befor hush puppy got his own show! You will always be an exteneded part of my family. R.I.P

  2. Cathey Thomas Says:

    You were always a part of my life.

  3. tracey Says:

    i loved ur show.r.i.p

  4. Lisa Says:

    Thank you Shari. I’ve watched you for years, and you’ve always made me smile. You were a beautiful person, and always will be in my heart. God Bless, you are with him now.

  5. denisse Says:

    u show was great it sad to know u passed a way may u r.i.p

  6. Bethany Says:

    i dindt know who you were until now because i chose to do you for my history project and i had to do a funeral mask and i had to write some facts about you
    i rea;;y enjoyed it

  7. noe Says:

    shari you will be forever missed but in our hearts forever. my son loves your shows. and i still miss you. and so do all 3 of my boys. shari you were a true insperation to millions of kids

  8. Hollie Says:

    You Inspired Me. Rest In Peace.

  9. Patrick Horn Says:

    Yours is the song that will never end. It will go on and on and on. I enjoyed you as a child and my children loved you too. RIP

  10. debbie metcalfe (london) Says:

    Just found shari and lamb chop again, by chance, still as good as i remember from my childhood years, gonna introduce them to my grandchildren, hope they enjoy it as much as i did !!

  11. Sekou Cayo Says:

    Okay, to start off I’m 31 now. I always love this show and watch it every day after school. I hated that other show that start with a B. I will miss you Shari Lewis. You gave me one of the best childhood kid’s shows. I will always remember you show. Love you Shari and may you R.I.P. YOU ROCK!!

  12. Rachel Rossi Says:

    I can remember vividly watching your show with my younger brothers and sister when we were children. I now have found some of them on line, and my 4 year old daughter just loves to watch Lamb Chops, Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy in their daily antics. You are truly an inspiration to us all. Thank you for bringing a sense of wholesomeness and love into our home.

  13. shari Says:

    its really cool someone has the same name as me. and lambchop is so cute R.I.P Shari

  14. Don Tibbs Says:

    always b your fan

  15. Mary Says:

    I grew up watching lambchop an Sharli Lewis…
    she will be missed….and lambchop to of course ..but she just had a way about her…to make a child laugh and smile for a long time…

  16. Stephanie Says:

    Shari! I loved your show! My mother showed me the old shows and I loved watching the new show on PBS in the late nineties. Lamb Chop shaped who I am today as a girl! I was too young then, but your death was the first death I ever experienced. I was so saddened because I was only six years old. And sometimes my mind would go back to when my mother told me you had died and it took me years to get that pit out of my chest. I think it’s still there because you were the first death I ever mourned. I am 20 years old now and I am a puppeteer myself along with many other performance based talents. Right now I am focussing on puppeteering and doing a project on your life and your message. Wish me luck. Xoxo

  17. Dennis Putnam Says:

    I truly was saddened when I heard of her untimely passing. I like a lot of other guys had a big crush on Shari not to mention she was good and always made me laugh. I am going on 62 and I will always remember you with a smile.

  18. Sherry Says:

    Loved you all my life and still watch reruns with my grandchildren. Great role model and influence forever. Love you always! Wish more people were like you.

  19. karen sundquist Says:

    i really miss you and my kids wish you would release your shows on dvd so we can continue to enjoy you your work and songs

  20. Bob Faust Says:

    She was such a beautiful person in every way. I first saw Shari on the Ed Sullivan Show many years ago. I discovered her reruns on TV about two weeks ago. I’m 82 now but I still love watching her and Lambchop. It was a sad day when she died. She’s in Heaven now. Bet she’s entertaining Jesus and the Angels.

  21. mmontedoro Says:

    Shari Lewis was a treat to watch with her puppets.
    I still have a hard time believing she’s gone.
    I still miss her and Lamb Chop and I guess I always will.
    Bless you Shari and thank you for a giving me the hope for a happy childhood. It’s good to see Shari Lewis’ Show is still being aired today.
    I remember watching Romper Room then Ricky & Copper just before Shari and Lamb Chop Show.
    Thanx for the memories. . .

  22. mmontedoro Says:

    Mark Montedoro

  23. mmontedoro Says:

    May all future children see a great entertainer and master of puppet artistry of Shari and Lamb Chop.

  24. johnathan george Says:

    i still remember the words to the song that never ends. and im 24 years old lol. very sad youre gone…

  25. Cindy Bennett Says:

    My children enjoyed watching lamb chop’s play along and after having my grand daughter I was thrilled to see that KTV is running reruns of this show and it has become my grand daughter’s favorite show. What a wonderful and talented woman. She is greatly missed!

  26. John Says:

    Rest In Peace, Shari, because you have earned it & the world is not the same without you & Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse, & Hush Puppy. I miss watching your show on tv, because it was so entertaining.

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