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* ''[[Sesame Street]]'': [[Ethel Mermaid]], [[Louisey]], [[Mrs. Frazzle]], [[Renata Scottie]], [[Prunella]], [[Diva]], [[Super Nanny]], [[Sally Messy Yuckyael]], [[Anyone's Nose singer]], [[Charmin']], the Princess with the Pea, [[The Grand Royal Square Lover]], [[Bob Lackey]], [[King Oliver and Queen Olivia|Queen Olivia]]
 
* ''[[Sesame Street]]'': [[Ethel Mermaid]], [[Louisey]], [[Mrs. Frazzle]], [[Renata Scottie]], [[Prunella]], [[Diva]], [[Super Nanny]], [[Sally Messy Yuckyael]], [[Anyone's Nose singer]], [[Charmin']], the Princess with the Pea, [[The Grand Royal Square Lover]], [[Bob Lackey]], [[King Oliver and Queen Olivia|Queen Olivia]]
 
* ''[[The Secret Life of Toys]]'': [[Hortense]], [[Raisin]], [[Daffodil]]
 
* ''[[The Secret Life of Toys]]'': [[Hortense]], [[Raisin]], [[Daffodil]]
* ''[[The Animal Show]]'': [[Bunnie Bear]] (after the first season), [[Tizzy]] (after the first season), [[Rhonda Rat Rodent Reporter]], [[Trudy the Chimpanzee]], [[Inidra the Whale]], [[Natasha the Tarantula]], [[Doreen the Camel]], [[Phoenicia the Hippopotamus]], [[Winnie the Wasp]], [[Monica the Musk Ox]], [[Lulu the Potto]], [[Alicia the Volcano Rabbit]], [[Alicia the Snail]], [[Mavis the Frog]], [[Julie the Flamingo]], [[Alana the Baboon]], [[Virginia the Red Fox]], [[Vic the Monitor Lizard]], [[Stella the Stoat]], [[Kiki the Rattlesnake]], [[Hortense the Hornbill]], [[Gilda the Gorilla]]
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* ''[[The Animal Show]]'': [[Bunnie Bear]] (after the first season), [[Tizzy]] (after the first season), [[Rhonda Rat|Rhonda Rat, Rodent Reporter]], [[Trudy the Chimpanzee]], [[Natasha the Tarantula]], [[Doreen the Camel]], [[Phoenicia the Hippopotamus]], [[Monica the Musk Ox]], [[Mavis the Frog]], [[Virginia the Red Fox]], many other guest animals
 
* ''[[Muppet Treasure Island]]'': Tourist Rat
 
* ''[[Muppet Treasure Island]]'': Tourist Rat
 
* ''[[Alice in Wonderland (film)|Alice in Wonderland]]'': Guinea Pigs, Flowers
 
* ''[[Alice in Wonderland (film)|Alice in Wonderland]]'': Guinea Pigs, Flowers
* ''[[Animal Farm]]'': [[Mabel]] the chicken (voice only)
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* ''[[Animal Farm]]'': Mabel the chicken (voice only)
* ''[[Mopatop's Shop]]'': [[Meesey Mouse]], [[Princess Lulabelle]], [[Phoebe the Fortune Teller]], [[Shula the Shark]]
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* ''[[Mopatop's Shop]]'': [[Meesey Mouse]], [[Princess Lulabelle]], Phoebe the Fortune Teller, Shula the Shark
 
* ''[[A Green and Red Christmas]]''
 
* ''[[A Green and Red Christmas]]''
   

Revision as of 05:57, February 26, 2011

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Louise Gold

Louise Gold JOUST BTS copy

Louise Gold performs in the jousting scene

Louise Gold (b. 1956), trained at the Arts Educational School, is an actress and puppeteer who has done extensive stage work in Britain (especially in musical theatre), as well as being a recurring puppeteer in various Muppet productions. She was the only British member of The Muppet Show performing team. She joined the Muppet Team in 1977, during the second season of The Muppet Show..

While on The Muppet Show, she frequently worked as assistant to Jim Henson when performing characters that would require more than one person. She has also been teamed with Jerry Nelson often times over the years in various productions, especially for musical numbers. She commented on this, saying: "I guess people think we sound good together!"[1]

In the Muppet Show Fan Club newsletter (Volume 3, No 1, 1981), the 5'9" tall performer described the hiring process: "They were looking for a girl strong enough and tall enough to manipulate the puppets. I think I was chosen for my size, not my talent!"

As a puppeteer, she went on to become a founding member of the team behind the satirical TV show Spitting Image.

Her most recent stage credits (as a singer actress in musical theatre) include Tanya in Mamma Mia, Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby in The Waterbabies, Baroness Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, and Mrs Sowerberry/Mrs Bedwin in Oliver!.

As a cabaret performer she has attempted to bring together both strands of her career, particularly in her own cabaret act LOUISE GOLD...By Appointment.

Gold has not puppeteered in a major Muppet production in recent years, although in August of 2010, she led the Jim Henson's Camden walk.

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Sources

  1. "Loud, Left-handed and Lovely" by Emma Shane

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