Remembering Jim Henson on his Birthday
Had he lived, the Master Puppeteer would have been 83 years old today, September 24. (*)
Jim Henson, whose boundless creativity produced the “Muppets,” the puppet inhabitants of public television’s beloved “Sesame Street” and so much more, died unexpectedly May 16, 1990, in New York. (*)
But like all Titans of Talent, Henson continues to enchant the public even though he is no longer among us. His genius lives on through the lovable “Muppets” who continue to entertain the young and young-at-heart.
Henson will also be remembered for works with serious plots and themes. The ‘80s adventure film, “The Dark Crystal” (co-directed by Henson and colleague Frank Oz **) and its iterations proved that a Muppets creator could produce a captivating drama with themes of good versus evil, rebellion and secrecy.
As long as there is literature, there will be the genius of one Mississippi-born Jim Henson. (*)
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(Above: “Jim Henson - The Biography” is one of many available at