What is Jim Henson?

  • (noun): United States puppeteer who created a troupe of puppet characters (1936-1990).
    Synonyms: Henson

Jim Henson

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 created 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 on May 16, 1990, of organ failure resulting from a Group A streptococcal infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes.

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Jim Henson - Tributes
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... Delbert the La Choy Dragon Frank Oz (performer), Jim Henson (voice) A full-bodied dragon who was in the commercials for La Choy ... Fred Jim Henson The spokesman of Munchos ... Kenner Gooney Bird Jim Henson A bird who was the mascot of the Kenner Toys company ...
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