The British TV-producer, Gerry Anderson died recently.
Anderson created a series of shows for kids in the 1960s, including Thunderbirds.
He wasn't that well-known in the US, but, as The World's Alex Gallafent reports, his influence reached these shores in the form of the movie "Team America: World Police."
Gerry Anderson at the Odeon Covent Garden, London, UK in 2009. (Photo: Wikipedia)
Gerry Anderson, the creator of the cult 1960's television series Thunderbirds, poses with the original Lady Penelope puppet at the Planet Hollywood restaurant in London May 21 2001. Lady Penelope together with Parker, her butler, will be auctioned on July 31.