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Shari Lewis

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
A quiz on the life and work of a great a ventriloquist, puppeteer, and children's television show host.

Question 1:


Children's entertainer Shari Lewis was born Sonia Hurwitz in the Bronx, New York in what year?
1928
1938
1933
1939

Question 2:


Which statement about Shari Lewis' father, Abe Hurwitz is true?
He was a New York City music teacher.
He was a Professor of Mathematics.
He was in the music business as a private music teacher.
None of these

Question 3:


Which statement about Shari's mother, Ann Ritz Hurwitz is true?
She was a professional singer.
She was a teacher of special education classes in New York.
She did not work but devoted herself completely to bringing up her children.
She was the supervisor of music education for the New York public schools.

Question 4:


How was Shari Lewis "discovered" for show business?
She was discovered by Bob Keeshan at a tryout for his show "Captain Kangaroo" in 1956.
She was discovered by Steve Allen at a tryout for his show in 1954.
She was discovered on the Arthur Godfrey Talent Scouts show in 1952.
She was discovered at an open audition for "The Howdy Doody Club" in 1955.

Question 5:


Which statement best describes Shari Lewis' work as children’s entertainer?
She wrote 60 books for children (and parents), recorded over 20 albums for children and adults and won a Peabody Award.
She wrote 20 children's books, recorded 15 albums for children and won three Peabody Awards.
She participated in several TV shows for children but never had a special one of her own.
Her beloved show "Lamb Chop's Playhouse" won her a Peabody Award and an Emmy.

Question 6:


Which of these was not a character on a show, hosted by Shari Lewis?
Mr. Socko
Lamb Chop
Charlie Horse
Hush Puppy

Question 7:


When Shari Lewis was asked to submit a recipe for a cookbook to be published by American weekly magazine TV Guide, she offered a recipe for what?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


Children's entertainer Shari Lewis received how many Emmy Awards?
12
4
23
3

Question 9:


This award, established in honor of Shari Lewis, is given as "a tribute to an individual, company, or organization that represents excellence in children's programming in electronic media."
The Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award
The Peabody Award
The Lamb Chop Award
The Shari Lewis Award

Question 10:


Children's entertainer Shari Lewis died on 2 August 1998 in which city?
San Francisco
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
New York

 


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