what was the name of the ventriloquist puppet in the 70s/80s - Madame something-or-other? the puppet looks like joan rivers looks now.

The puppet was simply named “Madame.” Created by the late Wayland P. Flowers in the mid-1960s, she become extremely popular in the 1970s-80s with appearances on “Laugh-In,” “Hollywood Squares,” “Solid Gold,” and her own sitcom “Madame’s Place.” If you would like to visit her, Madame is on display at the Center for Puppetry Arts located at 1404 Spring Street Northwest in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Wednesday, February 01 2012
Source: http://www.puppet.org/museum/permanent.shtml#ao