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Caroll Spinney

Puppeteer, Cartoonist
26 December 1933 to 8 December 2019

An American puppeteer best known for his work on Sesame Street (1969-2018), Spinney was the whole-body puppeteer who portrayed both Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Beyond his 50-year stint on the beloved show, he also brought the characters to the big screen in films including The Muppet Movie (1979) and The Great Muppet Caper (1981).

Read Caroll Spinney's Telegraph obituary.