American puppeteer, director and producer
Jim Henson Rank
Jim Henson Rank
About Jim Henson
Jim Henson was an American puppeteer, director and producer. He is best known for his work in "Sesame Street" and "The Muppet Show".
TV: "Sesame Street", "The Muppet Show", "The Storyteller", "The Jim Henson Hour".
Films: "Labyrinth", "The Muppet Movie".
He was the creator of many Muppet Show characters, such as Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog and Ernie. He was also the founder of the "Jim Henson Foundation", as well as the "Jim Henson's Creature Shop". He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1991.
He was nominated for an Academy Award, 19 Emmy Awards (4 wins), 5 Baftas (2 wins) and 4 Grammy Awards (3 wins).
His Personal Life
He was married to puppeteer Jane Henson and he had 5 children. He died in 1990 of bacterial infection.
Famous quotes by Jim Henson
And also there wasn't much money in television in those days anyhow.Jim Henson
At the time of Polaroid - and I did a couple of other commercials just before I stopped doing that stuff - at that point I was at the level where they respect you and your opinion and all that sort of thing.Jim Henson
At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design.Jim Henson
I was very interested in theatre, mostly in stage design. I did a little bit of acting.Jim Henson
Life's like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.Jim Henson
My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.Jim Henson
We thought it would be fun to try to design a show that would work well internationally and so that' s what we're intending to do with Fraggle Rock, and we are indeed now selling it around the world.Jim Henson
When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.Jim Henson
Yeah, we pretty much had a form and a shape by that time - a style - and I think one of the advantages of not having any relationship to any other puppeteer was that it gave me a reason to put those together myself for the needs of television.Jim Henson
Jim Henson's Popularity
Jim Henson was a famous American puppeteer, director and producer, who was born on September 24, 1936. As a person born on this date, Jim Henson is listed in our database as the 5th most popular celebrity for the day (September 24) and the 15th most popular for the year (1936).
People born on September 24 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Jim Henson is the 242nd most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Jim Henson's birthday, Jim Henson is the 1922nd most famous American.
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