EXPIRED: 02/23/10 – Eugene Lambert, 81, loved sticking his fingers where they didn’t belong.
And where they didn’t belong was usually up a puppet’s backside!
The great puppeteer from Ireland had an early love for puppets and ventriloquism, and for his wife of 60 years, Mai. He must’ve loved her. They had 10 kids!
While not raising a family, Lambert opened the Lambert Puppet Theatre and started the International Puppet Festival of Ireland. It causght the attention of Michael Jackson who asked Lambert to do a command performance for him.
Lambert obliged and sang Happy Birthday to Jackson via of his puppets.