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    Mr. Dressup: Ernie Coombs

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    Message par Carl Fiset le Ven 26 Jan - 12:47

    Tout juste après Friendly Giant, l'émission de Mr. Dressup commençait. L'émission culte de toute une génération de canadiens. Avec Casey le petit garçon et Finnegan le chien, Mr. Dressup y allait de bricolages, dessins, recettes, jeux et bien d'autres trucs pour amuser les petits et les moins petits. Very Happy Voici sa bio:

    http://archives.cbc.ca/days_to_remember

    Mr. Dressup

    With his thick, black-framed glasses and gentle bearing, Ernie Coombs hardly seemed like a TV star. But as his alter ego Mr. Dressup, he was an icon to Canadians growing up in the '70s, '80s and early '90s.

    Ernie CoombsMr. Dressup made his debut as a character on the CBC children's show Butternut Square, which ran from 1964 to '67. When that show was cancelled, Coombs and puppeteer Judith Martin pitched its replacement: a scaled-down show focusing on Mr. Dressup and his puppet friends Casey and Finnegan. Casey was a young, inquisitive orange-haired boy and Finnegan was his grey, floppy-eared dog. Finnegan never spoke except to "whisper" in Casey's ear.

    And so they were off, engaging young viewers for a half-hour every weekday with a mix of arts and crafts (Coombs was a trained commercial artist), learning, and - what else? - dressing up. The deceptively small Tickle Trunk held countless costumes that Coombs employed in make-believe segments that left plenty of room for the imagination.

    In 1990 Martin retired from the show, taking Casey and Finnegan with her. Coombs continued the show for another six years with new puppet friends Granny, Annie, Truffles and others. The last episode of Mr. Dressup aired Feb. 14, 1996; Ernie Coombs continued to perform live on stages across Canada. He died on Sept. 18, 2001.

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    Message par Carl Fiset le Ven 26 Jan - 12:52

    Autre article ici sur ce comédien d'origine américaine:

    http://www.cbc.ca/programguide/personality/index.jsp?personality=Coombs%2C+Ernie&program=Mr.+Dressup

    An American by birth, Ernie Coombs first came to Canada in 1963 with Fred Rogers, who was developing his Mister Rogers program at CBC. The next season, Coombs appeared in the new Butternut Square program, which later evolved into Mr. Dressup. Mr. Dressup went on air in February 1967 and has been airing on the CBC continuously since that time.

    From 1967 to 1989 his constant companions were Casey and Finnegan. When puppeteer Judith Lawrence retired (Casey and Finnegan retired, too) Mr. Dressup carried on with several new friends: Chester the crow, Truffles Granny and her granddaughter Annie, Alex and Lorenzo the raccoon. The last show was taped on Valentine’s Day 1996, but repeat episodes are still airing.

    In 1994, Ernie Coombs was presented with The Academy of Canadian and Television's prestigious Earle Grey Award, honouring excellence in Canadian television. He was honoured for his many years of bringing quality programming to Canadian children when he became a Member of the Order of Canada in 1996. He was a spokesperson for Canadian Save the Children for many years and was presented with a special Save the Children Award in 1997.

    He lived in Pickering, on the outskirts of Toronto and spent his summers at his cottage in Maine. He restored a vintage Auburn automobile and attended Auburn car rallies and festivals whenever he could. When he retired from doing regular Mr. Dressup tapings, Ernie appeared in the popular Christmas Pantomime at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto for several years playing roles in Peter Pan, Cinderella and Aladdin. Ernie had a daughter, Cathy, a son, Chris and several grandchildren.

    Ernie Coombs passed away on September 18, 2001 at age 73 following a stroke.

    Want to know more? Visit the Mr. Dressup website:
    http://www.cbc.ca/parents/dressup.html
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    http://www.broadcasting-history.ca/personalities/personalities.php?id=283

    He retired in 1996 after 31 years on the air encompassing two generations, with more than 4,000 half-hour episodes taped. At Coombs' insistence, no mention was made when the last show was taped out of respect for his young viewers. The CBC ran repeats of his program each weekday, although stopped for a week when Ernie died so as not to confuse youngsters who had heard of his death.

    During his formidable career, Coombs remained busy away from the set. He released five musical albums and three books: Mr. Dressup's Things To Make and Do, Mr. Dressup's 50 More Things To Make and Do and Mr. Dressup's Birthday Book. He also made personal appearances around the country.

    Offstage, he had a passion for vintage Auburn automobiles, meticulously restoring his own over the years and attending rallies and festivals when he could.

    As a pastime, Ernie then began performing in live theater, namely the Christmas Pantomime at the Elgin Theater in Toronto. He also appeared in Peter Pan, Cinderella and Aladdin. For several years he was spokesman for the Canadian Save the Children Foundation.

    Ernie's list of awards and honours include: induction as a member of the Order of Canada in 1994, the Earle Grey Award for excellence in television from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television in 1994, a Gemini for best performance in a children's program in 1996, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Children's Broadcast Institute in 1989, two Juno nominations for best children's album, and an honorary doctorate of laws by Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario in 2001.

    On September 10, 2001, Ernie Coombs suffered a stroke and died eight days later.
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    Message par Carl Fiset le Lun 3 Déc - 22:41

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    Coombs, Ernie "Mr. Dressup" (1927-2001)

    Ernie Coombs helped raise countless Canadian children in a humble but distinguished role as Mr. Dressup on CBC television. Beginning in 1964 on a children's program called Butternut Square, Ernie took the concept a step further; speaking directly to the camera and therefore directly to each of his young viewers as Mr. Dressup.

    Born in Lewiston, Maine on November 26, 1927, Ernie came to Canada as a puppeteer in 1963 with Fred Rogers, who went on to host Mr. Roger's Neighborhood in the U.S. Rogers returned to Pittsburgh in 1964 as Coombs developed his concept of an affable host who worked with puppets and his trademark Tickle Trunk.

    The first show was taped on Valentine's Day, 1967. Puppeteer Judith Lawrence provided life to Casey, a 4 ½ year-old boy and Finnegan, a silent gray dog. In each episode, the puppets watched Ernie reach into the Tickle Trunk and pull out a costume that he modelled. Mr. Dressup taught children to sing, dance and make crafts and is remembered by colleagues as one who didn't speak down to children.

    When Lawrence retired in 1989 along with Casey and Finnegan, Mr. Dressup carried on with new puppet sidekicks, including Chester the Crow, Truffles Granny and Lorenzo the raccoon.

    He retired in 1996 after 31 years on the air encompassing two generations, with more than 4,000 half-hour episodes taped. At Coombs' insistence, no mention was made when the last show was taped out of respect for his young viewers. The CBC ran repeats of his program each weekday, although stopped for a week when Ernie died so as not to confuse youngsters who had heard of his death.

    During his formidable career, Coombs remained busy away from the set. He released five musical albums and three books: Mr. Dressup's Things To Make and Do, Mr. Dressup's 50 More Things To Make and Do and Mr. Dressup's Birthday Book. He also made personal appearances around the country.

    Offstage, he had a passion for vintage Auburn automobiles, meticulously restoring his own over the years and attending rallies and festivals when he could.

    As a pastime, Ernie then began performing in live theater, namely the Christmas Pantomime at the Elgin Theater in Toronto. He also appeared in Peter Pan, Cinderella and Aladdin. For several years he was spokesman for the Canadian Save the Children Foundation.

    Ernie's list of awards and honours include: induction as a member of the Order of Canada in 1994, the Earle Grey Award for excellence in television from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television in 1994, a Gemini for best performance in a children's program in 1996, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Children's Broadcast Institute in 1989, two Juno nominations for best children's album, and an honorary doctorate of laws by Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario in 2001.

    On September 10, 2001, Ernie Coombs suffered a stroke and died eight days later.

    Written by Joseph Chrysdale - June, 2003


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