Brian Dennehy, the winner of two Tonys in a career that also spanned films including “Tommy Boy,” “First Blood” and “Cocoon,” and television, died on Wednesday night in New Haven, Conn. He was 81. “It is with heavy hearts we announce that our father, Brian passed away
The mouse puppet that she made in the late 1950s in Italy became a worldwide phenomenon, with the help of “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
He wrote numerous episodes of the long-running show, as well as dozens of novels for young readers based on its scripts.
He began his career creating magazine advertisements and covers for TV Guide, and later focused on vibrant new versions of classic children’s tales.
Mr. Fowler and Marlin Perkins formed a long-running duo on the documentary series filmed in the wild and sponsored by Mutual of Omaha.