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The Al Lewis celebrity doll portrays him as Grampa Munster  from The Munsters, the 1964-66 CBS television show. He also played Grampa Munster in the 1966 movie Munsters Go Home! and 1981 made for television movie The Munsters’ Revenge. The 9 inch action figure was made by Exclusive Premiere Toy Products in 1998 and sold along with Lily Munster (Yvonne De Carlo) and Herman Munster (Fred Gwynne). The museum has all three Munster dolls in the collection.

Lewis had a diversified career. His legacy includes circus performer, recipient of a Columbia University PHD in child psychology, children’s book author, vaudeville and burlesque entertainer, Broadway actor, television star (Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters), and restaurateur (“Grampa’s” in Greenwich Village, NYC), and finally children’s programing producer. He died in 2006 at age 84.

The Grampa Munster figure comes wearing a black tuxedo with red satin lined tails. Underneath is an ivory felt shirt with tiny white plastic buttons and a sewn in red collar sash. The hands and shoes are painted black. His green belly hands out between the shirt and black tuxedo trousers.

Accessories include a doll stand and a black plastic shovel.

The doll is articulated at the knees, shoulders, and elbows. The head twists back and forth.

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