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List of Famous Puppeteers

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List of famous puppeteers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top puppeteers in the world? This includes the most prominent puppeteers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable puppeteers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic puppeteers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned puppeteers.

This list has everything from Jim Henson to Jason Segel.

From reputable, prominent, and well known puppeteers to the lesser known puppeteers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the puppeteer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous puppeteers ever?" and "What are the names of famous puppeteers?" then you're in the right place. {#nodes}
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