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Lamb Chop is heading to the large display screen. The puppet and her ventriloquist, Shari Lewis, would be the topic of an upcoming documentary, Variety reported. Shari & Lamb Chop will observe Lewis’s lengthy, iconic profession as a performer, from her beginnings with sock puppet Lamb Chop on youngsters’ TV sequence Captain Kangaroo in 1956 to Lewis’s 1998 loss of life from uterine most cancers. The documentary is about to be directed by Lisa D’Apolito, who beforehand helmed Love, Gilda, a documentary about Saturday Night time Dwell star Gilda Radner. Lewis’s property is cooperating with the documentary, and her daughter Mallory, who took up performing with Lamb Chop after her mom’s loss of life, is serving as a guide on the venture. “Shari’s story is one of resilience and perseverance,” D’Apolito informed Selection. “I feel very fortunate to be working with this amazing team and to enter into the magical world of Shari and Lamb Chop, which takes you to a place that can open your heart and make you smile.”

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