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  • Jul 10, 1934 - Aug 23, 2012 (age 78)
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2017
Muppet Guys Talking
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MovieMar 12, 2017

Muppet Guys Talking

For the first time ever, five of the original Muppet performers …
For the first time ever, five of the original Muppet performers come together to discuss the creation of their iconic characters under the visionary leadership of Jim Henson. With unexpected stories, rare behind-the-scenes footage, and important insights into how Jim led his team, this documentary gives a private glimpse into the true spirit of The Muppets and how a culture of innovation, hard work, and playfulness produced one of the most successful creative endeavors in history.
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2012
Jerry Nelson
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Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson passed away.
2010
Studio DC: Almost Live
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TV ShowJan 18, 2010

Studio DC: Almost Live

Studio DC: Almost Live is the …
Studio DC: Almost Live is the title of a pair of specials that aired on the Disney Channel. The specials are half-hour variety shows featuring The Muppets and Disney Channel stars performing comedy sketches and musical numbers together. The style is similar to that of The Muppet Show. The first special aired August 3, 2008, and was hosted by Dylan and Cole Sprouse. The second special aired October 5, 2008, with hosted by Selena Gomez.
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2008
Abby in Wonderland
MovieSep 30, 2008

Abby in Wonderland

Abby in Wonderland is a Sesame Street direct-to-DVD film that …
Abby in Wonderland is a Sesame Street direct-to-DVD film that adapts Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland with the Muppets of Sesame Street. Abby Cadabby stars in the "Alice" role. The feature-length adventure was released on DVD by Genius Products on September 30, 2008. In addition to receiving a DVD release, the film received a limited theatrical run in September 2008 through the Kidtoons family matinee series, and was aired on PBS Kids Feast of Favorites during the week of Thanksgiving 2008. It was aired again on December 29, 2008 on local PBS stations.
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2007
Elmo's Christmas Countdown
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MovieDec 23, 2007

Elmo's Christmas Countdown

Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and …
Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and their new friend Stiller the Elf (voice of Ben Stiller) are going to count down to Christmas with the Christmas Counter-Downer. But all the counting boxes have gone missing and Christmas may never come again!
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2002
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
MovieNov 29, 2002

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

Join Kermit the Frog, Fozzie …
Join Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and the entire Muppet gang in a heartwarming holiday classic that will bring joy to the world every Christmas season!
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Kermit's Swamp Years
MovieAug 18, 2002

Kermit's Swamp Years

At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles …
At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.
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1999
Cinderelmo
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MovieDec 6, 1999

Cinderelmo

All your favorite Muppets from Sesame Street and some …
All your favorite Muppets from Sesame Street and some very special guests join CinderElmo as he goes to the ball of the beautiful Princess - with the help of his Fairy Godperson.
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The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
MovieSep 16, 1999

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue …
Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his determination and courage and heads off on an action-packed rescue mission that plunges him into Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures, stinky garbage and the villainous Huxley. Along the way, Elmo learns an important lesson about sharing, realizing that he was selfish with his friend and responsible for what happened.
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Muppets from Space
MovieJul 14, 1999

Muppets from Space

Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast …
Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.
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1998
Elmopalooza
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TV ShowFeb 20, 1998

Elmopalooza

Elmopalooza! is a Sesame Street special that aired on ABC on …
Elmopalooza! is a Sesame Street special that aired on ABC on February 20, 1998. It was taped in the middle of the 29th season of Sesame Street and featured songs by celebrity guests.
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1997
Elmo Says Boo!
MovieJul 8, 1997

Elmo Says Boo!

Look who's come to visit The Count's spooky castle. It's …
Look who's come to visit The Count's spooky castle. It's Elmo! Is he scared? Only for a second because soon he's having a howling good time as his Sesame Street friends stir up some ...
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1996
Blue's Clues
TV ShowSep 8, 1996

Blue's Clues

Blue's Clues is an American live-action/animated educational …
Blue's Clues is an American live-action/animated educational children's television series that premiered on Nickelodeon on Sunday, September 8, 1996. Producers/creators Angela Santomero, Todd Kessler, and Traci Paige Johnson combined concepts from child development and early-childhood education with innovative animation and production techniques that helped their viewers learn. The show was originally hosted by Steve Burns, who left in 2002 and was replaced by Donovan Patton until 2006. The show follows an animated blue-spotted dog named Blue as she leaves a trail of clues/paw prints for the host and the viewers, in order to figure out her plans for the day. Blue's Clues became the highest-rated show for preschoolers on American commercial television and was critical to Nickelodeon's growth. It has been called "one of the most successful, critically acclaimed, and ground-breaking preschool television series of all time." A spin-off called Blue's Room premiered in 2004.
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Muppets Tonight
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TV ShowMar 8, 1996

Muppets Tonight

Muppets Tonight is an American live-action/puppet family …
Muppets Tonight is an American live-action/puppet family-oriented television series created by Jim Henson Productions and featuring The Muppets. Much like the "MuppeTelevision" segment of The Jim Henson Hour, the show was a continuation of The Muppet Show, set in a television studio, rather than a theater.
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Muppet Treasure Island
MovieFeb 16, 1996

Muppet Treasure Island

The Muppets are back in …
The Muppets are back in action as they sail the high seas in their own twist of the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson. Having heard the legend of Captain Flint's massive treasure, young cabin boy Jim Hawkins along with Gonzo and Rizzo set out on a frantic search for it on a mysterious island. Accompanied by Squire Trelawney and Capt. Smollett, Jim and his friends finally get their own taste of adventure. But they soon uncover a sinister plot by a band of villainous pirates who seek the treasure for their own led by the ship's devious cook Long John Silver. Once on the island, they find it is full of danger including an inhabitant named Benjamina Gunn.
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1994
Muppet Classic Theater
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MovieSep 27, 1994

Muppet Classic Theater

Muppet Classic Theater is a …
Muppet Classic Theater is a direct-to-video film featuring The Muppets that was released on September 27, 1994. It has never been on DVD.
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The Secret Life of Toys
TV ShowMar 5, 1994

The Secret Life of Toys

Secret Life of Toys is a 1994 …
Secret Life of Toys is a 1994 children's TV series based on the 1986 Christmas TV special The Christmas Toy. Each of the fourteen 30-minute episodes consists of two 15-minute stories. The show was taped in Monheim, Germany (near the Dutch border), and aired on The Disney Channel in the US (beginning on 5 March 1994), the BBC in the United Kingdom, Family Channel and TVO in Canada, Spacetoon in the Arab world, Top TV in South Africa, RTB in Brunei, Armed Forces Network in Germany and Japan, Channel 55 in Bahrain and on ABC TV in Australia.
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1993
Billy Bunny's Animal Songs
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MovieMay 21, 1993

Billy Bunny's Animal Songs

Billy Bunny sings his way …
Billy Bunny sings his way across the forest where he runs across a swamp full of frogs, a cave filled with rapping bears, and a singing porcupine.
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Outstanding Performer In A Children’s Series
Nomination1993

Outstanding Performer In A Children’s S…

Nominated for "Sesame Street".
Daytime Emmy Award
1992
The Muppet Christmas Carol
MovieDec 6, 1992

The Muppet Christmas Carol

A retelling of the classic …
A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.
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1990
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson
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MovieNov 21, 1990

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson

While The Muppets prepare …
While The Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.
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The Muppets at Walt Disney World
MovieMay 6, 1990

The Muppets at Walt Disney World

The Muppets at Walt Disney …
The Muppets at Walt Disney World is a television special starring Jim Henson's Muppets at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The special aired on NBC as part of The Magical World of Disney on May 6, 1990, and turned out to be the last Muppets special that Henson would work on (he would die 10 days following its airing, on May 16).
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1989
The Jim Henson Hour
TV ShowApr 14, 1989

The Jim Henson Hour

The Jim Henson Hour is a television series that aired on …
The Jim Henson Hour is a television series that aired on NBC in 1989. It was developed as a showcase for The Jim Henson Company's various puppet creations, including the Muppet characters. Nine of the twelve episodes produced aired on NBC before the program was canceled. Two episodes later aired on Nickelodeon in 1992 and 1993, and the final episode never aired in the US, but did air in the UK in 1990.
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1987
A Muppet Family Christmas
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TV ShowDec 16, 1987

A Muppet Family Christmas

Kermit and his friends spend …
Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.
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1986
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years
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MovieJan 21, 1986

The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years

For the first time in their …
For the first time in their careers, all the Muppets (except the ones that couldn't make it, like the Doozers, Gorgs and most of the Fraggles) have gathered together in one place to ...
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1985
Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters
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TV ShowSep 14, 1985

Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters

Little Muppet Monsters is a …
Little Muppet Monsters is a Saturday morning television series featuring the Muppets that aired three episodes on CBS in 1985. The first season of Muppet Babies did so well in the ratings, that CBS decided to expand the series from a half-hour to an hour, pairing Muppet Babies with Little Muppet Monsters. They called the hour-long package Muppets, Babies and Monsters.
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Follow That Bird
MovieAug 2, 1985

Follow That Bird

Big Bird is the central character in this film. Miss Finch, a social …
Big Bird is the central character in this film. Miss Finch, a social worker, upon seeing that he doesn't live with other birds, sets him up to be adopted by a Dodo family. Unfortunately, he is not happy in his new surroundings and, wanting to get back to Sesame Street, runs away from there. On the way, he encounters adventures with all kinds of people, and discovers where he really wants to be: his true home-Sesame Street.
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1984
Jan Nelson
MarriageJuly 1984

Jan Nelson

Married Jan Nelson.
The Muppets Take Manhattan
MovieJul 13, 1984

The Muppets Take Manhattan

After graduating college, the …
After graduating college, the Muppets travel to Manhattan to have someone produce their musical "Manhattan Melodies". When it doesn't happen, the gang splits up. Kermit makes friends with Jenny, and Miss Piggy is jealous, thinking that Kermit found a new girlfriend. Now Rowlf is a vet secretary, Fozzie's living in a cave, and Miss Piggy is working at a hotel with her partner, but apparently they get fired, and now Miss Piggy lives next door to where Kermit works at Pete's with Jenny. When Jenny and Kermit find producer-in-training Ronny Coleman, he promises to produce their show. The gang returns to Manhattan, but after getting hit by a car in joy, Kermit gets amnesia and now finds work making ads with other frogs. When Kermit is found at Pete's, they try to restore his memory.
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1983
Don't Eat the Pictures
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MovieNov 16, 1983

Don't Eat the Pictures

As the Metropolitan Museum …
As the Metropolitan Museum of Art closes, Big Bird decides to leave his Sesame Street friends behind in search of Snuffy. Once locked inside for the night, educational hilarity ensues as ...
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Fraggle Rock
TV ShowJan 10, 1983

Fraggle Rock

Fraggle Rock (also known as Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock or …
Fraggle Rock (also known as Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock or Fraggle Rock with Jim Henson's Muppets) is a Canadian-British-American children's puppet television series about interconnected societies of Muppet creatures, created by Jim Henson.
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Big Bird in China
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MovieJan 1, 1983

Big Bird in China

Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, …
Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese ...
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1982
The Dark Crystal
MovieDec 17, 1982

The Dark Crystal

Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the mysterious …
Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the mysterious Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos has began! The evil race of grotesque birdlike lizards the Skeksis, gnomish dragons who rule their fantastic planet with an iron claw. Meanwhile the orphan Jen, raised in solitude by a race of the peace-loving wizards called the Mystics, embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal which gives the Skesis their power and restore the balance of the universe.
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1981
The Great Muppet Caper
MovieJun 26, 1981

The Great Muppet Caper

Second Muppet movie has …
Second Muppet movie has Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, and The Great Gonzo as investigative reporters hot on the trail of a jewel thief. Things get more complicated when Miss Piggy is falsely accused of the crimes and the Muppets must clear her name.
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The Muppets Go to the Movies
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MovieMay 20, 1981

The Muppets Go to the Movies

Along with Dudley Moore …
Along with Dudley Moore and Lily Tomlin, the Muppets spoof classic movies such as "The Wizard of Oz," "Casablanca," and even artsy Ingmar Bergman movies. They also promote their then-upcoming film "The Great Muppet Caper."
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Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Nomination1981

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy P…

Nominated for "The Muppet Show".
Primetime Emmy Award
1980
Outstanding Variety or Music Program
Nomination1980

Outstanding Variety or Music Program

Nominated for "The Muppet Show".
Primetime Emmy Award
1979
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together
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MovieDec 5, 1979

John Denver and the Muppets: A Christ…

In this beloved holiday …
In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.
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The Muppet Movie
MovieMay 31, 1979

The Muppet Movie

Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to …
Kermit the Frog is persuaded by agent Dom DeLuise to pursue a career in Hollywood. Along the way, Kermit picks up Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, 'The Great Gonzo', and a motley crew of other Muppets with similar aspirations. Meanwhile, Kermit must elude the grasp of a frog-leg restaurant magnate.
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The Muppets Go Hollywood
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TV ShowMay 16, 1979

The Muppets Go Hollywood

In this one-hour special, …
In this one-hour special, Kermit the Frog throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of the Muppets' first feature film, The Muppet Movie. Hosts Dick van Dyke and Rita Moreno interview the wide array of celebrities and Muppets who attend the event. Gary Owens serves as off-camera announcer, and appears on-screen to introduce Miss Piggy.
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Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program
Nomination1979

Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music P…

Nominated for "The Muppet Show".
Primetime Emmy Award
1978
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
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MovieDec 3, 1978

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

It's Christmas Eve on …
It's Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, and everyone is joining in the excitement - until a question from Oscar throws Big Bird into a tailspin, "How does Santa deliver presents all over the world in one night?" Suddenly Big Bird is worried that if he can't answer the question, there won't be any presents on Christmas! With the help of all his Sesame Street friends, Big Bird attempts to solve the mystery.
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Outstanding Variety Series
Award1978

Outstanding Variety Series

Won award for "The Muppet Show".
Primetime Emmy Award
Outstanding Variety Series
Nomination1978

Outstanding Variety Series

Nominated for "The Muppet Show".
Primetime Emmy Award
1977
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
MovieDec 4, 1977

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band …
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas is a 1977 TV special based on the children's book of the same name by Russell Hoban. Directed by Jim Henson, it features a cast of Muppet characters. It was produced by The Jim Henson Company and premiered on CBC Television.
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Outstanding Variety Series
Nomination1977

Outstanding Variety Series

Nominated for "The Muppet Show".
Primetime Emmy Award
1974
The Muppets Valentine Show
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MovieJan 30, 1974

The Muppets Valentine Show

The Muppets Valentine …
The Muppets Valentine Show aired on ABC on January 30, 1974. It was one of two pilots produced during the planning stages for The Muppet Show. The other pilot was The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence, which aired in 1975. In this half-hour Valentine's Day special featuring the Muppets and special guest star Mia Farrow, host Wally has writer's block—he can't think of material for the show that represents the true meaning of love. He asks the other Muppets and Mia for assistance, with mixed results.
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1973
Julie on Sesame Street
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TV ShowNov 23, 1973

Julie on Sesame Street

Julie on Sesame Street was …
Julie on Sesame Street was a variety special broadcast in the United States on ABC on November 23, 1973 at 9 PM ET / PT. Sponsored on ABC by technology/telecommunications conglomerate GTE, the special starred Julie Andrews and Perry Como, and are joined by several of Jim Henson's Muppets from the PBS children's series, Sesame Street. No human members of the Sesame Street cast appeared in this special. Andrews and "special guest star" Como interacted with the Muppet characters (including Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch and Bert and Ernie), sharing comedic banter and singing songs such as "It's Not Easy Being Green" and "Picture a World" on the Sesame Street "neighborhood" set.
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1970
The Great Santa Claus Switch
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MovieDec 5, 1970

The Great Santa Claus Switch

The Great Santa Claus …
The Great Santa Claus Switch was a Muppet television special that first aired on CBS on December 20, 1970. The show, narrated by Ed Sullivan, begins at the North Pole with Santa Claus and ...
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1969
Sesame Street
TV ShowNov 10, 1969

Sesame Street

Sesame Street is an American educational children's …
Sesame Street is an American educational children's television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced by Sesame Workshop (known as the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) until June 2000) and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its images communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, and includes short films, with humor and cultural references. The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy, and high viewership; it has aired on the U.S.'s national public television provider PBS since its debut, with its first run moving to premium channel HBO on January 16, 2016.
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Hey, Cinderella!
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MovieMar 16, 1969

Hey, Cinderella!

Cinderella with a difference!
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1960
Jacqueline Nelson Gordon
Marriage1960

Jacqueline Nelson Gordon

Married Jacqueline Nelson Gordon.
Christine Nelson
Child1960

Christine Nelson

Christine Nelson was born to Jacquie and Jerry Nelson in …
Christine Nelson was born to Jacquie and Jerry Nelson in New York in 1960. Throughout her short life, Christine battled cystic fibrosis, a disease of the exocrine glands which caused numerous lung infections and other illnesses. Her mother, Jacquie, made a career in the fashion world. Her father, Jerry, is known for his work with Jim Henson and The Muppets, and passed his performer's passion on to Christine, who aspired to become an actress after completing high school. After going to many public schools in New York and Connecticut, she attended Rye Country Day School, a prestigious private school with a strong focus on stage and drama, and briefly attended college at Emerson College in Boston, MA but was forced to withdraw because of her illness. She met and became friends with Jim Henson and The Muppets as well as many cast members of Saturday Night Live (1975), such as Gilda Radner, John Belushi and Chevy Chase. In 1981, she won a small speaking part in The Great Muppet Caper (1981), as the girl who said, "Look Dad, there's a bear!", to which her companion, played by real-life dad, Jerry, replied, "No Christine, that's a frog...bears wear hats!" Christine, after fighting her illness, valiantly, for over two decades, passed away in September, 1982.
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1934
Jerry Nelson
BirthJuly 1934

Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson was born.
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