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Jim Henson (Puppeteer) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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Jim Henson
James Maury Henson is an American puppeteer, animator, designer, actor, inventor, composer, filmmaker, and screenwriter, worldwide famous as are the creators of The Muppets and Fraggle Rock; and director of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. He was born in Greenville, Mississippi and raised in Leland, Mississippi and University Park, Maryland. Henson started developing puppets in high school. He created Sam and Friends, a short comedy TV show, as a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in home economics, then produced coffee commercials and developed experimental films. In 1958, he co-founded Muppets, Inc., becoming Jim Henson Company. In 1969, Henson joined the educational children's television show Sesame Street, where he helped develop the characters for the series.
BornJames Maury Henson, September 24, 1936, Greenville, Mississippi, U.S.
DiedMay 16, 1990, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Maryland, College Park (B.S, 1960)
OccupationPuppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, composer, filmmaker, screenwriter
Years active1954–1990
Board member ofJim Henson Foundation, The Jim Henson Company (1958–1990), Jim Henson's Creature Shop (1979–1990)
ChildrenBrian Henson, Lisa Henson, John Henson, Heather Henson, Cheryl Henson

About Jim Henson

Puppeteer Jim Henson was born on September 24, 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi, United States (He dies at the age of 53, on May 16, 1990).

The Muppets, TV-Show Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock were all created by this beloved puppeteer. Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, and Bert and Ernie are all puppets he invented.

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Jim Henson before becoming famous

Jim Henson was born in the Zodiac sign Libra (The Scales), and 1936 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Rat (鼠).

He made puppets for The Junior Morning Show, a children's show on local television. Sam and Friends, which featured Muppet prototypes, was another early show.

Achievement of Jim Henson

As both himself and Kermit the Frog, he was recognized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jim Henson's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

On May 28, 1959, he married Puppeteer Jane Henson, and the couple had five children: TV Producer Brian, John, Film Producer Lisa, Heather, and Cheryl.

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His fantasy film Labyrinth, starring Rock Singer David Bowie, was a flop at the box office, but it gained a cult following.

Jim Henson Income & Net worth

Jim Henson's income mainly comes from the work that created his reputation: a puppeteer. Information about his net worth in 2024 is being updated as soon as possible by allfamous.org, you can contact to tell us Net Worth of the Jim Henson.

Jim Henson Height and Weight

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Latest information about Jim Henson updated on March 11 2023.