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  • Birth Name: James Maury Henson
  • Birth Place: Greenville, MS
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/24/1936, Libra
  • Date of Death: 05/16/1990
  • Profession: Puppeteer; producer; writer; director
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Jim Henson's Son John Dies at 48

John Henson, son of Muppets creator Jim Henson, passed away Friday. He was 48.

The Jim Henson Company confirmed Henson's death on their Facebook page: "It is with great sadness that we confirm that John Henson, son of Jim and Jane Henson and brother to Lisa, Cheryl, Brian and Heather, died at age 48 of a sudden massive heart attack on Friday, February 14, while at home with his daughter."

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Muppets Co-Creator Jane Nebel Henson Dies at 78

Jane Nebel Henson died in her Connecticut home on Tuesday after a lengthy battle with cancer, The Jim Henson Company announced. She was 78 years old.

A New York City native, she met Jim Henson in a puppetry class at the University of Maryland, College Park when they were both freshmen. The two created and performed together on a...read more

VIDEO: Change of Address

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Change of Address
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Length: 57:17
Aired: 3/30/1987

Having finally met, Gobo and Doc want to get to know each other. But this proves difficult because Doc and Sprocket are moving away. watch

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Deleted Scenes: Episode 4
There’s No “I” in Team, But There’s an “E” in ME!
Brian Henson Master Class at TED
The Competition

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Labyrinth (1986)
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Construction Site: Who Am I (Idle Time & a Riveting Story)
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Construction Site: Patter of Tiny Treads (Grown up for a Day & Mid-Mileage Crisis)
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Construction Site: Scary Noise (Feeling Flat & One Roll at a Time)
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Construction Site: Truck TV (From Start to Finish & Out With the Old)

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Credits

Year Title Description
2002 Kermit's Swamp Years Movie, Source
1991 Jim Henson's Storyteller TV Show Series, Executive Producer
1989 The Jim Henson Hour TV Show Series, Host
1988 Jim Henson's Storyteller TV Show Series, Executive Producer
1986 Labyrinth Movie, Director

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Jerry Nelson, the Voice of Sesame Street's Count, Dies at 78

Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for playing Count von Count on Sesame Street and Gobo Fraggle on Fraggle Rock, died Thursday, the Jim Henson Company confirmed. He was 78.

"Jerry Nelson imbued all his characters with the same gentle, sweet whimsy and kindness that were a part of his own personality. He joined The Jim Henson Company in the earliest years, and his unique contributions to the worlds of Fraggles, Muppets, Sesame Street and so many others are, and will continue to be, unforgettable," company CEO and Jim Henson's daughter, Lisa, said in a statement on Facebook. "On behalf of the Henson family and everyone at The Jim Henson Company, our deepest sympathies go out to Jerry's family and to his many fans."

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Thursday TV in Review: Scandal, Community, Being Elmo and More

With a title like Scandal, surely you didn't expect subtlety to be on the menu of Shonda Rhimes' latest ABC potboiler. But as a companion piece to her enduring and still entertaining breakthrough Grey's Anatomy, it's just what the doctor ordered. If your doctor happens to be an indulgent "Dr. Feelgood" ...
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The Hub Provides Christmas Chills

The Hub, a cable-TV network for kids and their families that launched in October, decks its lineup with Christmas Day programming. There is something for everyone, including those in the mood for some chills, which is exactly what the first episode of the new series R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour delivers. Based on the horror anthology of the same name, this Twilight Zone for viewers ages 7 and up begins with a fright-astic tale called "A Creature Was Stirring," about a little boy who finds an acid-spitting monster under the tree when all he asked for was some bonding time with his unmerry relatives... read more

Henson Family Donates Original Kermit the Frog to Smithsonian Museum

Jim Henson's original Kermit the Frog puppet has a new home at the Smithsonian, The Associated Press reports.

Henson's widow, Jane Henson, donated 10 characters from... read more

TBS Engages in More Funny Business

Just as sister cabler TNT disclosed its own plan to pump up the volume of original content, TBS unveiled its own development slate. Among the series to one day join the ranks of My Boys, The Bill Engvall Show and Frank TV:• A sitcom based on Jane Ganahl's memoir Naked on the Page; The Misadventures of My Unmarried Midlife. Betty Thomas (Dream On) will direct.• A series penned by Dave Caplan (The Drew Carey Show), about a jilted single mom with two kids and a struggling lumberyard. (Note to TV execs: Enough with the shows set at a lumberyard!!)• A domestic comedy about a low-level judge and her prosecutor hubby.TBS has also ordered pilots for a Match Game reboot (previously reported on here) and Stay Tuned, in which animated couch potatoes channel-surf through animated offerings.Late-night shows in development include a sketch series fronted by Robert Townsend and one puppet-ulated by The Jim Henson Company. read more

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