Gerry Anderson, Whose Children’s Puppet Adventure TV Shows Dominated the Genre in the Late 1960s, Dead at 83

December 26, 2012  •  Post A Comment

If you were into puppet-oriented children’s adventure television shows in the late 1960s, you were familiar with the work of Gerry Anderson. Anderson, who created the science-fiction puppet dramas "Thunderbirds" and “Supercar,” along with a number of other successful shows, has died at the age of 83, reports BBC News.

Anderson, who lived in the U.K., was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and had been treated for the condition since 2010.

Anderson also created the television shows "Stingray" and "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons." He is also well-known for "UFO," "Space: 1999" and "Fireball XL5."

"Thunderbirds" achieved international success after its debut in 1965. The phrase "Thunderbirds are go!" became part of pop culture.

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