A third of elementary schools were skipping music classes from their curriculum at the time, and Lewis and Tarcher felt they could introduce children to music through the show.
When Lewis appeared before Congress in 1993 to testify in favor of protections for children's television, Lamb Chop gained permission to speak.
Her other voice work in animation includes ' Honey Halfwitch theatrical cartoon shorts.
While undergoing chemotherapy, she developed and died the evening of August 2, 1998, at the age of 65.
Lamb Chop, also appearing, had previously been introduced during Lewis's guest appearance on in March 1956.
In 1975, Lewis briefly hosted another, syndicated puppet show called The Shari Show.
Description: She also performed witty comedy skits with twoSamson and Taffy Twinkle.