Bob Baker’s magnificent contributions to the art of puppetry earned the Puppeteers of America, President’s Award in 1987. He was a member for more than 60 years. His first of many festival performances was in 1957. Nancy Staub wrote, “Bob was an amazing, sweet man, not just a creative, outstanding puppeteer. He and his partner Alton worked tirelessly and unheralded during the 1980 World Puppetry Festival in D.C. They noticed the box office staff was overwhelmed and pitched in! He shared his talent and energy with generosity and grace.”
A wonderful memoriam article about Bob can be found at latimes.com.