The Malta Independent 5 June 2020, Friday

Woman who created Topo Gigio dies, aged 95

Friday, 8 November 2019, 07:52 Last update: about 8 months ago

The woman who created Topo Gigio, the puppet who entertained millions of adults and youngsters alike, died in her home in Milan on Thursday, Italian media report.

Maria Perego, 95, had created the puppet for Italian TV station Rai in 1959, and was behind its “movements” right from the very first show.

Topo Gigio took part in several TV shows such as Canzonissima.

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