Starpulse.com

Jim Henson

News

The Muppets Receive Hollywood Walk Of Fame Honor

Chuck Lorre To Be Inducted Into TV Hall Of Fame

'The Muppets' Returning To TV?

Paul Rudd Devastated After Missing Out On 'Muppets' Movie

James Earl Jones Thought 'Sesame Street' Would Be A Flop

More News

Biography


Jim Henson Born: 09/24/1936
Birth Place: Leland, Mississippi, USA
Death Place: New York City, New York, USA
Died: 05/16/1990

The man who would grow up to become the most successful American puppeteer in modern American television history was born James Maury Henson on Sept. 24, 1936 in Leland, MS. His family moved to Hyattsville, MD, near Washington, DC in the late 1940s. In 1954, while attending Northwestern High School, he began creating puppets for WTOP-TV's Saturday morning children's show. The following year, while a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, he created "Sam and Friends," a five-minute puppet show for WRC-TV. The "Sam and Friends" creatures were already recognizable early incarnations of Muppets and the show featured a prototype version of Kermit the Frog, soon ...

Continue Bio


Popular Music:

Theme From The Muppet Show (Feat. Roy Wiegand…

From Byrd To Birds
All Releases >>

Popular Movies:

The Witches

Labyrinth

Into the Night

Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird

The Muppets Take Manhattan
More Credits >>


More Jim Henson:
Biography | Albums | Movies & TV Shows | News |



Browse More Actors:
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

*Quantcast