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Eugene Lambart

Postby theoldlibrarian » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:43 pm

This morning Eugene Lambart left our planet. For those unfamiliar he was an actor puppeteer and a man who knew how to entertain. He has made many TV appearances since the 1960s and since the 1970s has run the famous lambert puppet theatre in Dun Laoighre.
I first saw him introduce a puppet show in his theatre at the age of 4. He made jokes through his white dog one of his most renowned puppets. The experience was one of my life's greatest.
In later life I went to see him many more times and to this day I still have the VCR of my first show. He died aged 82 and is survived by his wife and children and grandchildren.
A final farewell to the one of the finest men to ever grace my city's greasy streets. Rest easy Eugene Lambart.
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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:52 pm

I hadn't heard of him, but found this video of him.

R.I.P. :(
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:35 pm

I hadn't heard of him either which is a big shame - he obviously loved and took pride in his art - the sort of person this world needs more of.

RIP Eugene
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Postby swreader » Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:43 am

What a lovely man. I'd love to have seen a video of one of his performances, but the puppets are fantastic. R.I.P. Eugene
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Postby cols » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:26 am

RIP Eugene, I loved Wanderly Wagon :D
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Postby theoldlibrarian » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:06 pm

Lambert was always a great hero of mine through child and adulthood. Growing up in Ireland will never be the same without him.
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