Caroll Spinney

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Date of Birth December 26, 1933
Place of Birth Waltham, Massachusetts
Date of Death Dec 8, 2019 (85)
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Caroll Spinney

Caroll Edwin Spinney was an American puppeteer, cartoonist, author and speaker, most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street from its inception in 1969 until 2018.

Born: Caroll Edwin Spinney, December 26, 1933, Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: December 8, 2019, Woodstock, Connecticut, U.S.
Other names: Ed Spinney
Occupation: Puppeteer, cartoonist, author, speaker
Years active: 1955–2018
Known for: Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch
Children: 3
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About Caroll Spinney

Sesame Street puppeteer who provided the voices for the lovable characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch.

Caroll Spinney Before Fame

He served in the United States Air Force, where he used the pseudonym Ed Spinney for his comic strip creations.

Achievement of Caroll Spinney

Prior to becoming a puppeteer, he created the show Rascal Rabbit in Las Vegas.

Caroll Spinney Family Life

He married his second wife, Debra Spinney, in 1979.

Associations of Caroll Spinney

He worked alongside Jim Henson on Sesame Street.

Information related to Caroll Spinney

  • Sesame Street Muppeteers
  • Muppet performers
  • Artists from Massachusetts
  • American puppeteers
  • United States Air Force airmen
  • American comic strip cartoonists
Latest information about Caroll Spinney updated on April 18, 2021.

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