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James Maury "Jim" Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, actor, film director, and producer. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in Leland, Mississippi, and Hyattsville, Maryland, he 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 experimental films. Feeling the need for more creative output, Henson founded Muppets, Inc., in 1958 (which would later become The Jim Henson Company).

Age: 53 (age at death)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: Creator of the Muppets


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2007 Sesame Street: Old School Volume 2 Ernie, Kermit the Frog
1996 Elmo Says Boo Ernie, Harvey
1991 Muppet*vision 3-D Kermit the Frog, Swedish Chef, Waldorf
1988 Sesame Street, Special Kermit the Frog, Ernie
1988 Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along Rowlf the Dog
1988 Muppet Madness Kermit the Frog, Link Hogthrob, Rowlf the Dog
1987 A Muppet Family Christmas Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Teeth, ...
1987 Inner Tube Kermit the Frog
1987 Dolly Kermit the Frog
1987 Sing Along Ernie
1987 Learning to Add and Subtract Ernie, Guy Smiley



When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better for my having been here. It`s a wonderful life and I love it.


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Nominated for 39 Awards | Won 18

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