Sooty
(1948-present)

thing and puppet

Aged 71

Sooty is a glove puppet, created by Harry Corbett in 1948, a fictional bear that appears on British television. The children's television show that bears his name has continued in various forms since the 1950s and, according to Guinness World Records, is the longest-running children's programme in the UK.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

Gerald England on Geograph

On 19th July 1948 Sooty was discovered by Harry Corbett OBE near this spot

North Pier, Blackpool, United Kingdom where it was discovered