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Jim Henson
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mullen, Mike
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 198-]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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James Maury "Jim" Henson (1936-1990), one of the most widely known puppeteers ever, was best known as the creator of The Muppets, his most famous character being Kermit the Frog. Henson was an Oscar-nominated film director, Emmy Award-winning television producer, and the founder of The Jim Henson Company, the Jim Henson Foundation, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop. In addition to his own puppetry project, Henson also aided others in their work. He created advanced puppets for projects like Fraggle Rock, Muppet Babies, The Storyteller, and The Jim Henson Hour among other programs. He died on May 16, 1990 of organ failure resulting from a Group A streptococcal infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes. Henson was cremated at Ferncliff Cemetery, and his ashes were scattered at his ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Pictured is master puppeteer, Jim Henson sitting casually on a tan sofa, location unknown. Henson is best known as the creator of The Muppets.
1 photographic print :b&w ;23 x 31 cm. on sheet 27 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Henson, Jim
Henson, Jim
Motion picture producers and directors--United States
Television producers and directors--United States
Kermit the Frog (Fictitious character)
Puppeteers--United States
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Time Period

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