Jim Henson

This passage is about the famous puppeteer Jim Henson.

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Jim Henson was a puppeteer. He created The Muppets. Two famous Muppets are Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy. They are funny together. Henson also made Cookie Monster and Big Bird. They are characters on the show "Sesame Street." Sesame Street is a popular children's program. He also created "The Muppet Show." It started in 1976. It ran for five seasons. He made even more characters for this show. Fozzie Bear and Gonzo were on The Muppet Show. Jim Henson helped with puppets in movies too. He helped make the character Yoda in "Star Wars." Jim Henson died in 1990. Now his children help run his company.


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