Happy Birthday to the Man Behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 26, 2011 in Television |

Oscar the Grouch

The talented puppeteer Caroll Spinney turns 78 years old today! Several generations know Spinney as the man behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch thanks to his collaboration with the talented Jim Henson. Spinney first met Henson in 1960, but sadly Spinney didn’t get Henson’s hint that he’d like to hire him. Then in 1969 the two bumped into each other at a convention and then went on to make history with Sesame Street.

Caroll Spinney as Big Bird

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