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Gerry Anderson

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Gerald Alexander Abrahams

(1929-04-14)14 April 1929
Died 26 December 2012(2012-12-26) (aged 83)
Cause of death Dementia
Nationality British
Occupation movie and television producer, writer and director
Years active 1957 – 2012
Employer Lew Grade (1961 – 1976)
Organization AP Films
Century 21
Group Three
Anderson Burr
Gerry Anderson Productions
Known for Stingray
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
Space: 1999
Home town Kilburn
Spouse(s) Betty Wrightman
(m. 1952–1960, divorced)
Sylvia Anderson
(m. 1960-1981, divorced)
Mary Robins
(m. 1981–2012, his death)
Children 4
Parent(s) Joseph Abrahams
Deborah Abrahams (née Leonoff)

Gerry Anderson MBE (14 April 1929 – 26 December 2012) was a British television and movie producer, director and writer of Jewish origin. He is famous for the science fiction television programmes he created. The most well known of these was Thunderbirds. Most of the programmes he created used marionettes. He also worked with puppeteer Christine Glanville. He was married to actress and producer Sylvia Anderson.

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