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Jim Henson
Net Worth, Height, Wiki, Age, Bio

Jim Henson Net Worth, Height, Wiki, Age, Bio


: 24 September 1936


: Libra


: 16 May 1990


: 53 years

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  • James Maury "Jim" Henson was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, film director and producer who achieved international fame as the creator of the Muppets
Born:24 September 1936
When did Jim Henson die? / Died16 May 1990
How many years did Jim Henson live? / Lived53 years
Zodiac sign:Libra

 Jim Henson facts

  • Born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in Leland, Mississippi, and Hyattsville, Maryland, Henson began developing puppets while attending high school
  • While he was a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, he created Sam and Friends, a five-minute sketch-comedy puppet show that appeared on television
  • After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in home economics, he produced coffee advertisements and developed some experimental films
  • Feeling the need for more creative output, Henson founded Muppets Inc
  • in 1958 (which would later become the Jim Henson Company)
  • Henson became famous in the 1960s when he joined the children's educational television program Sesame Street, and there helped develop characters for the series
  • He also appeared on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live
  • In 1976, after scrapping plans for a Broadway show, he produced The Muppet Show
  • He won fame for his creations, particularly Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, and Ernie, and was involved with Sesame Street for over 20 years
  • He also had frequent roles in Muppets films such as The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppets Take Manhattan, and created advanced puppets for projects like Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth

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