Monday, September 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Jim Henson

Jim Henson
, born James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936May 16, 1990), was the most widely known American puppeteer in modern American television history. He was the creator of The Muppets and the leading force behind their long creative run in the television series Sesame Street and The Muppet Show and films such as The Muppet Movie (1979) and The Dark Crystal (1982). 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. Henson is widely acknowledged for the on going vision of faith, friendship, magic, and love which was infused in nearly all of his work.

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