Master puppeteer Pady Blackwood Dies

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I’m sad to report the death of master puppeteer Pady Blackwood, the official puppeteer for TV’s Howdy Doody and one of the driving forces behind Pinocchio’s Marionette Theatre. On Tuesday October 14, 2009 Pady was driving to a Target Store in Casselberry, Fl. When he suffered a massive heart attack. He was 70.

Pady had worked as a puppeteer for many companies, but he was best remembered for his work on “The New Howdy Doody Show” in 1976.

Jim Henson called Mr. Blackwood “one of the most gifted and innovative artists in the field of puppetry.”

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