Creative Giants: Jim Henson Henson was a puppeteer who revolutionized the art of puppet making by believing that puppets should have lives and souls that communicated to people. The result of Henson's vision for a world of living puppets is the most creative, well-researched, and longest running educational children's show ever, Sesame Street.
IJim Henson, working Kermit the Frog, talking to John Cleese. James Maury "Jim" Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, best known as the creator of The Muppets. Jim died at the age of 43 from a bacterial infection.
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