Wanda Lewis

Courtesy WCPO-TV

Update at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19: Retired WCPO-TV program director Rick Reeves says he learned about Cincinnati's love for the Uncle Al Show shortly after he was hired by the station. The popular WCPO-TV children's show – hosted by Al Lewis and wife Wanda – was the first telecast from the new 17,556-seat Riverfront Coliseum (now Heritage Bank Arena) in 1975.

He watched the 1989 video below on this blog about Wanda's death, and emailed me this:

John Kiesewetter

Snarfie R. Dog, Hattie the Witch, Teaser the Mouse, the Treehouse and the Castle… If you loved Larry Smith's puppets, you need to see the collection on display at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township.

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Most knew her as Loraine "Sis" Pohlkamp Wolf, wife of former Cincinnati Royals coach Charley Wolf and matriarch of the Wolf boys who dominated basketball and tennis courts here in the 1970s and '80s…

Or as the grandmother proudly watching her "kiddos," the next generation of Wolf boys and girls playing basketball, volleyball or football at Mount Notre Dame and St. Xavier high schools.

But "Sis" Wolf, who died Tuesday at 87, was a national and local TV star in the early 1950s before marriage and motherhood.