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Jim Henson

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Jim M. Henson
Born 1930s.
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Father of [private daughter (1960s - unknown)], [private son (1960s - unknown)] and
Died 1990s.
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Profile last modified | Created 30 Nov 2014
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On 14 Sep 2017 at 20:33 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

On 14 Sep 2017 at 20:27 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

... like a tree." He was the voice of Kermit the Frog, Ernie, Rowlf and even Dr. Teeth. He enjoyed that through the tv show Sesame Street, he taught and entertained generations, simply by sharing and believing.

Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my son, pgs 36-37, Harper Collins Publishing

On 14 Sep 2017 at 20:24 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

He originally did not set out wanting to be a puppeteer. He just had his sights on working in TV. He started looking at 17 yrs old but was turned down. He was leaving and saw a sign looking for a puppeteer. That spurred him on to get a book on it, build a few puppets and return to the station. He told them he was now a puppeteer and would they now hire him. They gave him 5 min. to prove himself. That was all it took. He is quoted a couple times through his work as Kermit the Frog: "I've got a dream too, but it's about singing and dancing and making people happy. That's the kind of dream that gets better the more people you share it with." and "But green's the color of spring and green can be cool and friendly-like and green can be big like an ocean or important like a mountain or tall ...



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