Jim Henson, puppeteer
September 24, 1936-May 16, 1990
Jim Henson: The Guy Who Played with Puppets by Kathleen Krull, illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (Random House BFYR, 2011)
From his youth, Henson wanted to make people laugh. Instead of following a traditional career, he followed his passion. Eventually his puppets became Muppets. And in a magical collaboration, Sesame Street was born.
Visit Sesame Street online and meet the Muppets.