Jim Henson





Jim Henson

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born
in Greenville, Mississippi, The United States
September 24, 1936

died
May 16, 1990

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James Maury "Jim" Henson was the most widely known puppeteer in American television history. He was the creator of The Muppets and the leading force behind their long creative run in the television series Sesame Street and The Muppet Show and films such as The Muppet Movie (1979) and The Dark Crystal (1982). He was also 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. Henson is widely acknowledged for the ongoing vision of faith, friendship, magic, and love which infused nearly all of his work.

When Henson died on May 16, 1990, his sudden death resulted in an outpouring of public and professional affection. There hav...more


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Jim Henson's Tale of Sand
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,403 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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It's Not Easy Being Green: ...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 927 ratings — published 2005 — 12 editions
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The Muppet Show Book
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4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1978 — 5 editions
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Jim Henson's Doodle Dreams:...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 2008
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Doodling with Jim Henson: M...
4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2011
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For Every Child A Better World
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1993
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Story Land: Sesame Street
4.67 of 5 stars 4.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1987
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One Rubber Duckie
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1982
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Jim Henson's Muppet Babies'...
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4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1991
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Jim Henson's Storyteller
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More books by Jim Henson…
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.”
Jim Henson

“[Kids] don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”
Jim Henson, It's Not Easy Being Green: And Other Things to Consider

“There's not a word yet, for old friends who've just met.”
Jim Henson, Favorite Songs from Jim Henson's Muppets

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