Friday, May 15, 2015

Who is Carroll Spinney?

You may not know his name, but you know his work. Carroll Spinney is the puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. If you're an American, chances are, you grew up watching Sesame Street and these legendary characters. Sesame Street has aired on PBS since 1969. Spinney has been with the show since its inception, 46 years ago. Spinney wrote a book about his life titled "The Wisdom of Big Bird (and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch) Lessons Learned from a Life in Feathers". He is also a painter and some of his work features the character Big Bird. He has won four Emmys, two Grammys and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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