Puppeteer Rob Coneybear
I'm sure few if any of you know of The Friendly Giant, but - with all due respect to Fred Rogers and Ernie Coombs - that show probably meant more to me than any other early-childhood show I ever watched.
Bob Homme as the unflappable and soothing Giant is something that will stick with me forever. Even today, just the memories of Bob's voice are surprisingly calming. Basically he was one of those humans who replicated the fairly common phenomenon where you have a dogs who is very
large, yet is nothing but calm and reassuring in temperament.
Bob left us some years ago, so Rob was really the last major living actor who remained. But he was every bit a part of the story as Bob was; as the article rightly says, the show would been quite incomplete, and probably pretty boring without them.