File puptcrit/puptcrit.0803, message 141


Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 23:11:10 EST
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Query regarding Cosmo "Gus" Allegretti


 
 
In a message dated 3/6/2008 5:18:20 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
john.bell-AT-uconn.edu writes:

Dear Friends  and Colleagues,
Ms. Christine Klepper, an intern at the Smithsonian  National Museum of 
American History asks the following:

"The  Smithsonian is interested in additional career information on puppeteer 
Cosmo  'Gus' Allegretti, a famed cast member of the groundbreaking children's 
show  'Captain Kangaroo.'
"From our research, we are aware that Mr.  Allegretti played a vital role in 
the art of puppetry's transition to  television. However, we are uncertain 
about his career/whereabouts since his  last film 'Author! Author!' in 1982.


I did some intensive searching and it appears after the above  1982 appearance
 he vanished off the face of the Earth, Not a single record, can not  even 
find an
 obituary if he passed on, and that most likely could be the fact  since all 
actively
 of his ended in 1982 - He was very close to Debbie Weems who in 1978  decided
 to take a swan dive off a 16th story window of the building she lived  in.
 I would suggest one to inquire from studios and public records  to see if he 
still exists
 and if not, why, and trace back to Author author in  1982  
 
Regards
Mark
 
 
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