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Monday, June 19, 2006

Butler's Television Star ~ Josie Carey

† 2004
One of Butler's stars in the world of television was Josie Carey. Some Butlerites still know her as Josephine Vicari. She hosted WQED's long running Children's Corner and her name was immortalized for millions of children as that of Fred Rogers' puppet, Daniel Striped Tiger. She wrote lyrics for 68 songs for her show. Butler and Pittsburg cannot forget Josie Carey.

7 comments:

Josie Bosker said...
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Josie Bosker said...

my name is sally i would like to know if you have seen the stories my friend josie bosker has wrote bye!

sallybaker said...

my name is sally i like how you work bye

Anonymous said...

so nice to see josie remembered. she stayed in pittsburgh until her death. she was also known as josie massuci (1st husband who died in mid 1970's -1 daughter Kathy) and in 1985 she married her church choir friend Joe Franz. They were together until 2004 when Josie passed away in June and Joe in October. They were 73.

Anonymous said...

And I believe Butlerite pals knew her as Josie Vicari. Yes?

Anonymous said...

I got my first haircut from her uncle am Vacari who lived in a run down house part way up Center Avenue

Anonymous said...

I still have my photo of Josie Carey and Fred Rodgers from when they appeared at BHS (what is now the junior high school) in the 1950's.

Yes, her real surname was Vicari. Her grandmother lived on Locust St. next to Mrs. Hanratty - Terry Hanratty's mother.