Gerry Anderson, the creator of the 60’s British science fiction puppet TV series ‘Thunderbirds’, has died at the age of 83.
Anderson and his wife Sylvia developed Thunderbirds that became one of the most popular television shows of the mid-60s in the UK and Australia and later in the USA when it was introduced via syndication. Sylvia was the voice of Lady Penelope in the show.
After Thunderbirds, James Bond film-maker Albert Broccoli invited Anderson to write the script for ‘Moonraker’ but the Anderson script wasn’t used.
In the 90s, Mark Knopfler recruited Anderson to create a Thunderbirds-like video for the Dire Straits song’ Calling Elvis’. The video featured a Thunderbirds Mark Knopfler puppet character.
Anderson is survived by his three children Joy, Linda and Gerry Junior.
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