William “Bil” Britton Baird (1904-1987) [RA 1982-1987, HA 1987]

 

William “Bil” Britton Baird (1904-1987)
[RA 1982-1987, HA 1987]
American puppeteer, set designer, musician and producer ; 
Bil Baird ; William B Baird ; Bil B Baird ; W.B. Baird ; W. B. Baird ; Bil Britton Baird ; 
[Born August 15, 1904 in Grand Island, NE – died March 18, 1987 in New York, NY]

 

SAL record control number: 85967 ;

Record level: Person ;

Record type: Artist ;

 

William “Bil” Britton Baird (1904-1987) biography:

Birth: August 15, 1904 in Grand Island, NE ; 
Death: March 18, 1987 in New York, NY ; 
Sex: Male; 
Ethnicity: White ;
Zodiac:
Leo ; 

Known for: Puppets ; musician ; writer ; 
Medium: Puppets ; 
Technique: Puppeteer ; 
Subjects: Original stories ; classic tales ; TV and film productions ; commercials ; animals ; people ; characters ; 

Areas: Grand Island, NE ; Chicago, IL ; New York, NY ; India ; Russia ; 
Region: Mid-west ; North East ; Far East ; East ; 
Lived: 40 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (1982) ; 
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Training: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, Bachelor of Art (1962) ; Chicago School of Fine Arts, Chicago, IL (1927) ; 
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Work: Book Puppets and population by Baird (World education, New York, NY / Van Dyck Printing Company, North Haven, CT 1972) ; 

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Member: Sigma Chi, member ; Omicron Delta Capa, member ; Crowned Radish, member ; Lotos Club, New York, NY, member (1979-1987) ; Japan Society, New York, NY, member ; Nippon Club, New York, NY, member ; Salmagundi Club, New York, NY, resident artist member (1982-1987) ; 
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