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Jim Henson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. James Maury "Jim" Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer best known as the creator of The Muppets. As a puppeteer, Henson performed in various television programs, such as Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, films such as The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper, and creator of advanced puppets for projects like Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. He was also an Oscar-nominated film director, Emmy Award-winning television producer, and the founder of The Jim Henson Company, the Jim Henson Foundation, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop. He died of Streptococcus pyogenes on May 16, 1990. Henson, who was born in Mississippi, and educated at University of Maryland, College Park, was one of the most widely known puppeteers in history. He created Sam and Friends as a freshman in College Park. After suffering struggles with programs that he created, he eventually was selected to participate in Sesame Street. During this time, he also participated in the comedy series Saturday Night Live. The success of Sesame Street spawned The Muppet Show, which featured Muppets created by Henson. He also created the television show Dinosaurs during his final years. In 1992, he posthumously received the Courage of Conscience Award from The Peace Abbey. Description above from the Wikipedia article Jim Henson, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia​


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Born:
Sep 24, 1936 In Greenville, Mississippi, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
29
First Appeared:
In the movie Hey, Cinderella! 1969-03-16
Latest Project:
Movie In Their Own Words: Jim Henson 2015-09-15
Known For
Filmography
Movie In Their Own Words: Jim Henson 2015-09-15
Movie I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story 2015-05-06
Movie Jim Henson: Behind the Seams 2014-06-21
Movie Turning Tide Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Ernie / Granny / Horse & Carriage Rider / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice) 2013-11-05
Movie Top Gear: The Great African Adventure Himself 2013-06-03
Movie Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Himself 2011-10-21
Movie Jim Henson: His Sesame Street Story 2009-12-12
Movie Jim Henson's Tales From Muppetland 2009-07-28
Movie The Muppets - Studio DC - Almost Live 2008-02-11
Movie Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal' Himself 2007-08-01
Movie Muppet History 101 2004-11-21
Movie Jim Henson: Commercials and Experiments 2004-11-20
Movie Muppet Music Moments 2004-11-20
Movie Please Teach Me English 2003-01-01
Series Play with Me Sesame 2002-04-01
Series Fraggle Rock: The Animated Series Cantus 1987-09-12
Movie Ernest Goes to Camp Miner (uncredited) 1987-05-22
Movie Follow That Bird Kermit the Frog / Ernie(voice) 1985-08-02
Movie Into the Night Man on Phone 1985-02-22
Movie The Muppets Take Manhattan Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Swedish Chef / Ernie / Granny / Horse & Carriage Rider / Link Hogthrob / The Newsman (voice) 1984-07-13
Movie Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Ernie (voice) 1983-11-16
Series Fraggle Rock Cantus 1983-01-10
Movie An American Werewolf in London Kermit the Frog (archive footage) 1981-08-21
Movie The Muppet Movie Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Waldorf / Doc Hopper's Men / Link Hogthrob / Swedish Chef (voice) 1979-05-31
Movie The Muppets Go Hollywood Various Muppets 1979-05-16
Series The Muppet Show Waldorf 1976-09-05
Movie Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince Kermit, Garth, King Rupert 1971-05-12
Series Sesame Street 1969-11-10
Movie Hey, Cinderella! Kermit The Frog, King Goshposh, Rufus 1969-03-16