Caption: Still of Jim Henson and Caroll Spinney in I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2014)
Actor, Writer, Producer
Born: September 24, 1936
Star sign: Libra
Height: 6' 3" (1.91 m)
Known for: Sesame Street (1969), The Dark Crystal (1982), Labyrinth (1986), The Muppets (2011)
Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends (1955), a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and inspired Jim to continue using puppets for his work. ...