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Original 'Sesame Street' Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Retiring
Performing as a professional puppeteer in Las Vegas and Boston in the 50's and 60's, Spinney would meet series creator Jim Henson at a puppetry festival in 1962 when Henson was first developing the Muppets that would be essential to the show's success Joining Sesame Street's premiere season, Spinney's unique talent and heart would help make Big Bird[...]