Today, Monday October 14, George Latshaw would have been 90 years old. Puppeteers of America wishes a happy birthday to George.
In 1949 George Latshaw was the founding editor of Puppetry Journal. He served as PofA president in 1950. In 1953 he performed the lead puppet in the MGM film Lili, staring Leslie Caron. In 1963 was the one of the first USA puppeteers to be invited to perform at an international festival.. In 1983 he again edited Puppetry Journal serving until 1999. In 1991 George Latshaw was the first director of the National Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. He was honored with the PofA President’s Award in 1978, His 10 national festival performances and his workshops on acting and directing and his critiques inspired several generations of puppeteers.
Oct. 14, 1923 – December 19, 2006