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How rich was James Maury Henson?

James Maury Henson net worth:
$20 Million

James Maury Henson information

James Maury Henson information

Birth date: September 24, 1936
Birth place: Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Death date: 1990-05-16
Height:6' 3" (1.91 m)
Profession:Actor, Writer, Producer
Education:University of Maryland, College Park
Nationality:American
Spouse:Jane Henson
Children:Cheryl Henson, Heather Henson
Parents:Betty Marcella, Paul Ransom Henson

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James Maury Henson was born on the 24th September 1936, in Greenville, Mississippi, USA, and passed away on the 16th May 1990 in New York City, USA. He was a puppeteer, film director, producer, as well as a screenwriter, best known for producing “The Muppet Show”, as well as creating the Muppets marionettes and puppets, such as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, etc. He was also recognized for working on the children’s TV show “Sesame Street”. His career was active from 1955 to 1990.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Jim Henson was? According to authoritative sources, it was estimated that the total size of Jim’s net worth was over $20 million, which was accumulated through his impressive career in the entertainment industry as a puppeteer, director, producer, and screenwriter. He was also the founder of The Jim Henson Company and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, which contributed to his overall fortune.

Jim Henson Net Worth $20 Million

Jim Henson spent his childhood in Maryland, the younger of two children born to Paul Ransom Henson, who worked as an agronomist in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Betty Marcella. He attending Northwestern High School, and during his studies he started working for WTOP-TV (now WUSA-TV), where he created puppets for the children’s program “The Junior Morning Show”. Upon matriculation, he became a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he majored in Studio Arts, and attended textiles courses in the College of Home Economics, from which he earned a BSc degree in Home Economics.

While studying, he created “Sam And Friends”, which soon became extremely popular, encouraging him to continue with puppetry. During the 1960s, he created several popular shows, including “The Jimmy Dean Show” (1963) and “Time Piece” (1965), among others; however, the most popular creation came in 1969, the world-famous “Sesame Street”, and was a part of the show until his death in 1990.

Jim continued successfully into the 1970s, creating “The Muppet Show” in 1975, which also garnered an enormous amount of fame, increasing the overall size of his net worth by a large degree. He has also created several TV specials on account of “The Muppet Show”, such as “The Muppet Movie”, “The Great Muppet Caper”, “The Muppets Take Manhattan”, “A Muppet Family Christmas”, among others, which also added to his net worth.

Apart from the Muppets, Jim also created several other popular films and TV series, including “The Dark Crystal”, “Fraggle Rock”, “Dinosaurs”, and “The Storyteller”, among many others, which successes increased his net worth by a large margin.

Thanks to his successful career, Jim received numerous prestigious awards, including the Oscar nomination for his work on “Time Piece”, and three Primetime Emmy Awards, for several of his creations such as “The Muppet Show”, “The Storyteller”, and “Sesame Street”.

Furthermore, he received BAFTA TV Award also for “The Muppet Show”, and three Grammy Awards for “Sesame Street”, “The Muppet Movie”, and “The Muppet Show”. Jim also received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, although posthumously in 1991, as well as the Disney Legends Award.

Speaking about his personal life, Jim Jenson was married to Jane Nebel (1959-1990), with whom he had five children. He was also known for being a philanthropist, as he established The Jim Henson Foundation. Unfortunately, hedied of toxic shock syndrome caused by Streptococcus pyogenes, at the early age of 53.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sesame Street: Old School Volume 2 2007 Video Ernie, Kermit the Frog
Elmo Says Boo 1997 Short Ernie / Harvey
Sesame Street 1969-1993 TV Series Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley / ...
Muppet*vision 3-D 1991 Short Kermit the Frog / Swedish Chef / Waldorf (voice)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ...
Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along 1988 Video Rowlf the Dog (voice)
Wow, You're a Cartoonist! 1988 Video short Kermit the Frog (voice)
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
Muppet Babies 1988 TV Series Dr. Teeth
Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear 1988 Video Kermit the Frog (voice)
Let's Learn to Play Together 1988 Video Game Ernie (voice)
Muppet Madness 1988 Video short Kermit the Frog / Link Hogthrob / Rowlf the Dog (voice)
Sing Along 1987 Video short Ernie (voice)
A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
Dolly 1987 TV Series Kermit the Frog
Fraggle Rock 1983-1987 TV Series Cantus the Minstrel / Convincing John / Additional Muppets
Alive from Off Center 1987 TV Series Ernie
Inner Tube 1987 TV Short Kermit the Frog (voice)
Learning to Add and Subtract 1987 Video short Ernie / Guy Smiley (voice)
Muppet Breakaway 1987 Video short Leo (voice)
Muppet Coffee Break 1987 Video short Leo (voice)
The Christmas Toy 1986 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Jack-in-the-Box (voice, uncredited)
Learning About Numbers 1986 Video short Ernie / Kermit the Frog / King of 8 (voice, uncredited)
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic 1986 TV Movie Dog (voice)
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years 1986 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Ernie / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
Muppet Video: Rowlf's Rhapsodies with the Muppets 1985 Video Rowlf the Dog (voice)
Great Performances 1985 TV Series Kermit the Frog
Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters 1985 TV Series Kermit the Frog
Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird 1985 Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
Reading Rainbow 1985 TV Series Kermit the Frog
Night of 100 Stars II 1985 TV Movie Kermit the Frog
Into the Night 1985 Man on Phone
Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets 1985 Video Kermit The Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / ...
Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook 1985 Video Kermit the Frog (voice)
Muppet Lift Off 1985 Video short Leo (voice)
Muppet Perk-Up 1985 Short Leo (voice)
Muppet Video: Country Music with the Muppets 1985 Video Rowlf / Kermit The Frog / Dr. Teeth / ...
Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff 1985 Video Kermit the Frog / Shakey Sanchez (voice)
Muppet Video: Muppet Moments 1985 Video Kermit The Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / ... (voice)
Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures 1985 Video Kermit The Frog / The Swedish Chef / Waldorf / ...
Muppet Video: Rock Music with the Muppets 1985 Video Dr. Teeth / Kermit the Frog / Rowlf (voice)
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story 1985 Video Kermit the Frog (voice)
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1983 TV Movie Ernie (voice)
Big Bird in China 1983 TV Movie Ernie (voice)
Muppet Breakthrough 1983 Video short Leo
The Dark Crystal 1982 Jen, a Gelfling (performer) / High Priest, a Ritual Master (performer)
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show 1982 TV Movie Kermit the Frog (voice)
The Great Muppet Caper 1981 Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
The Muppets Go to the Movies 1981 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / The Swedish Chef / ... (voice)
The Muppet Show 1976-1981 TV Series Kermit the Frog / Waldorf / Rowlf / ...
Muppet Side Splitter 1981 Short Leo (voice)
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together 1979 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Waldorf / ... (voice)
The Muppet Movie 1979 Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979 TV Series Kermit the Frog - Guest Host
Muppet Breaker Upper 1979 Short Leo (voice)
Muppet Gimme a Break 1979 Short Leo (voice)
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring 1978 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog (voice)
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 1977 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Harrison Fox / Harvey / ... (voice, uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 1975-1976 TV Series King Ploobis / King Ploobis (segment 'The Land of Gorch') / King Ploobis (segment 'Dregs and Vestiges')
The Muppet Show Pitch Reel 1976 Video short Leo / Kermit the Frog (voice, uncredited)
Julie Andrews: One to One 1975 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Rover Joe (voice)
Muppets No-Nonsense Show 1975 TV Movie voice
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence 1975 TV Movie Nigel / George Washington / Swedish Chef / ... (voice)
Muppet Picker Upper 1975 Short Kermit the Frog / Leo (voice)
Out to Lunch 1974 TV Movie Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley / ... (voice)
The Muppets Valentine Show 1974 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Wally / Ernie (voice)
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen 1972 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / Mean Floyd / Catgut (Assistant) / ... (voice)
Pure Goldie 1971 TV Movie Kermit the Frog (voice)
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince 1971 TV Movie Kermit / King Rupert the Second / Garth (voice, uncredited)
The Great Santa Claus Switch 1970 TV Movie Fred / Lothar (voice)
Hey Cinderella! 1969 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / King Goshposh / Rufus (voice)
NBC Experiment in Television 1969 TV Series Gorilla
Sesame Street Pitch Reel 1969 Short Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Grump / ... (voice)
The Wizard of Id 1969 TV Short The Wizard / The Spook (voice)
That's Life 1968 TV Series Kermit the Frog
Our Place 1967 TV Series Rowlf
Coffee Break Machine 1967 Short The Machine (voice)
Shrinkenstein 1967 Short Shrinkenstein / Woman / Strong Man / ... (voice)
The Paperwork Explosion 1967 Short
The Hollywood Palace 1966 TV Series Muppet Performer
The Jimmy Dean Show 1963-1965 TV Series Rowlf the Dog / Rowfl the Dog / Rowlf The Dog / ...
Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin 1965 Short King / Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin (voice)
Shrinkel and Stretchel 1965 Short Shrinkel (voice)
Time Piece 1965 Short Man
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #2 1965 Short Scoop / Skip / Himself (voice)
The Land of Tinkerdee 1964 TV Movie Rufus / King Goshposh (voice)
Tales of the Tinkerdee 1962 TV Movie Kermit the Frog / King Goshposh / Charlie the Ogre (voice)
Sam and Friends 1955-1961 TV Series Yorick / Sam / Harry the Hipster / ...

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Muppets 2015 TV Series based on characters created by - 10 episodes
Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow 2015 TV Movie story
Muppets Most Wanted 2014 based on - as Disney's Muppet properties and characters
The Muppets 2011 based on - as Disney's Muppet properties and characters
Muppets TV 2006 TV Series characters
Dinosaurs TV Series idea - 57 episodes, 1991 - 1994 based on an idea by - 5 episodes, 1991
Muppet Babies 1984-1991 TV Series 107 episodes
Little Mermaid's Island 1990 TV Series creator
The Storyteller 1987 TV Series creator
CBS Summer Playhouse 1987 TV Series 1 episode
Fraggle Rock 1983-1987 TV Series 96 episodes
Inside the Labyrinth 1986 TV Movie documentary written by
Labyrinth 1986 story
Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters 1985 TV Series creator
Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets 1985 Video
Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook 1985 Video
Muppet Video: Country Music with the Muppets 1985 Video
Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff 1985 Video
Muppet Video: Muppet Moments 1985 Video
Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures 1985 Video
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story 1985 Video
The Dark Crystal 1982 story
The Muppets Go to the Movies 1981 TV Movie
The Muppet Show 1976-1981 TV Series written by - 120 episodes
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Muppets No-Nonsense Show 1975 TV Movie
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence 1975 TV Movie written by
The Muppets Valentine Show 1974 TV Movie creator - uncredited
Sesame Street 1970 TV Series 1 episode
NBC Experiment in Television TV Series written by - 1 episode, 1969 writer - 1 episode, 1968
Time Piece 1965 Short written by
Robot 1963 Short
Tales of the Tinkerdee 1962 TV Movie
Sam and Friends 1955-1961 TV Series 11 episodes

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Storyteller: Greek Myths 1991 TV Mini-Series executive producer - 4 episodes
The Witches 1990 executive producer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1990 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Muppet Babies 1988-1989 TV Series executive producer - 24 episodes
Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting 1989 TV Special executive producer
The Storyteller 1987-1988 TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 TV Movie executive producer
Fraggle Rock 1987 TV Series executive producer - 1987
Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes 1987 TV Special documentary executive producer
CBS Summer Playhouse 1987 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Fraggle Rock 1983-1987 TV Series executive producer - 96 episodes
The Christmas Toy 1986 TV Movie producer
Learning About Numbers 1986 Video short segment producer - segment "The King Of 8", uncredited
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic 1986 TV Movie producer
Childrens Songs and Stories with the Muppets 1985 Video producer
Muppet Video: Muppet Treasures 1985 Video producer
Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story 1985 Video producer
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 executive producer
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets 1983 TV Special producer
The Dark Crystal 1982 producer
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show 1982 TV Movie producer
The Muppets Go to the Movies 1981 TV Movie producer
The Muppet Show TV Series producer - 96 episodes, 1977 - 1981 executive producer - 24 episodes, 1976 - 1977
The Muppet Movie 1979 producer
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979 TV Special producer
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 1977 TV Movie producer
The Muppet Show Pitch Reel 1976 Video short producer - uncredited
Muppets No-Nonsense Show 1975 TV Movie producer
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence 1975 TV Movie producer
The Muppets Valentine Show 1974 TV Movie executive producer
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen 1972 TV Movie producer
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince 1971 TV Movie producer
NBC Experiment in Television 1968-1969 TV Series producer - 2 episodes
Coffee Break Machine 1967 Short producer
Ripples 1967 Short producer
Shrinkenstein 1967 Short producer
The Paperwork Explosion 1967 Short producer
Wheels That Go 1967 Short producer
Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin 1965 Short producer
Shrinkel and Stretchel 1965 Short producer
Time Piece 1965 Short producer
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #1 1965 Short producer
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #2 1965 Short producer
The Land of Tinkerdee 1964 TV Movie producer
Tales of the Tinkerdee 1962 TV Movie producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Atop the Fourth Wall 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Muppets Most Wanted 2014 performer: "Rainbow Connection" - as Kermit / writer: "The Muppet Show Theme"
The Muppets 2011 writer: "The Muppet Show Theme"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Muppet Show Theme 2011 Video short writer: "Muppet Show Theme Song"
Pastor Mike Online 2011 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
20 to 1 2010 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars 2009 TV Series lyrics - 2 episodes
Saturday Night Live 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 writer: "The Muppet Show Theme"
Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story 2005 Documentary lyrics: "The Muppet Show Theme"
Muppet Monster Adventure 2000 Video Game music: "The Muppet Show Theme" - uncredited
Sesame Songs: Sing-Along Earth Songs 1993 Video short performer: "Air" 1988, "On My Pond" 1986, "Little Plant" 1985 - uncredited
Die Hausmeisterin 1992 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
3 Men and a Little Lady 1990 performer: "RUBBER DUCKIE"
Sing Yourself Silly! 1990 Video short performer: "The Honker-Duckie-Dinger Jamboree" 1983, "One Banana" 1983, "Put Down the Duckie" 1986 - uncredited
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie performer: "Put Down the Duckie"
Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street 1988 Video short performer: "Doo Wop, Hop"
The Best of Ernie and Bert 1988 Video short performer: "I Don't Want to Live on the Moon", "That's What Friends Are For"
Dolly 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Fraggle Rock 1983-1987 TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Sesame Street: Bedtime Stories and Songs 1986 Video short performer: "Dance Myself to Sleep" 1981, "Imagination" 1972 - uncredited
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years 1986 TV Movie lyrics: "The Muppet Show Theme" / performer: "The Rainbow Connection", "Happy Feet", "Rubber Ducky", "It's Not Easy Being Green", "Mahna Mahna"
I'm Glad I'm Me 1986 Video performer: "Bein' Green" 1970
Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird 1985 performer: "Upside Down World"
Muppet Video: Muppet Moments 1985 Video performer: "Sax & Violence"
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 performer: "Together Again", "You Can't Take No for an Answer", "Saying Goodbye", "I'm Gonna Always Love You", "William Tell Overture", "Right Where I Belong", "Somebody's Getting Married", "Waiting for the Wedding", "He'll Make Me Happy", "The Ceremony", "Saying Goodbye / Together Again Closing Medley"
The Great Muppet Caper 1981 performer: "Hey a Movie!", "Happiness Hotel", "Steppin' Out With A Star", "Night Life", "The First Time It Happens", "Couldn't We Ride", "Piggy's Fantasy Miss Piggy", "Finale: Hey A Movie! / The First Time It Happens"
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards 1980 TV Special performer: "The Rainbow Connection" - as Kermit the Frog
The Muppet Show TV Series 1 episode, 1977 performer - 62 episodes, 1976 - 1980 writer - 1 episode, 1977 lyrics - 1 episode, 1976
Sesame Street 1969-1980 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Muppet Movie 1979 performer: "Rainbow Connection", "Movin' Right Along", "Can You Picture That", "I Hope That Somethin' Better Comes Along", "Finale: The Magic Store"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1979 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978 TV Movie performer: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1967 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Jimmy Dean Show 1963-1964 TV Series performer - 5 episodes
The Merv Griffin Show 1962 TV Series performer: "You And I And George"
The Mike Douglas Show 1961 TV Series performer: "You And I And George"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sesame Street: Cookie Monster's Best Bites 2004 Video
Muppet*vision 3-D 1991 Short
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special segment "Kermit the Frog"
The Jim Henson Hour TV Series 1 episode, 1989 segment director - 1 episode, 1989
The Storyteller 1988 TV Series 2 episodes
Muppet Madness 1988 Video short
Inner Tube 1987 TV Short
Labyrinth 1986
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic 1986 TV Movie
Fraggle Rock 1983-1985 TV Series 11 episodes
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets 1983 TV Special
Muppet Breakthrough 1983 Video short
The Dark Crystal 1982
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show 1982 TV Movie
The Great Muppet Caper 1981
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 1977 TV Movie
Muppets No-Nonsense Show 1975 TV Movie
The Muppets Valentine Show 1974 TV Movie
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen 1972 TV Movie
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince 1971 TV Movie
Sesame Street 1969 TV Series 1969-1990
Hey Cinderella! 1969 TV Movie
NBC Experiment in Television 1969 TV Series 1 episode
Ripples 1967 Short
The Paperwork Explosion 1967 Short
Wheels That Go 1967 Short
Time Piece 1965 Short
Robot 1963 Short
Drums West 1961 Short
Sam and Friends 1955-1961 TV Series 11 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 TV Movie puppeteer
Learning About Numbers 1986 Video short director: archive footage - uncredited
Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters 1985 TV Series creator - 1 episode
El kiosco 1984 TV Series puppet designer
The Muppets Take Manhattan 1984 choreographer
The Great Santa Claus Switch 1970 TV Movie puppeteer
The Jimmy Dean Show 1964 TV Series creator - 1 episode
The Land of Tinkerdee 1964 TV Movie puppets

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Time Piece 1965 Short animator

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1990 character design

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Special Collector's Edition 2011 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode
The Puppet Monster Massacre 2010 Video special thanks
Muppets Magic from 'The Ed Sullivan Show' 2003 Video in memory of: 1936 - 1990
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992 in loving memory of
Newsies 1992 special thanks
Dinosaurs 1991 TV Series in loving memory of - 1 episode
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze 1991 in memory of
An American Werewolf in London 1981 thanks - as Mr. Jim Henson
Bird of Steel! 2016 special thanks post-production
ABCs of Superheroes 2015 Jens thanks
Life with Jeannie 2013 TV Series thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jim Henson Hour 1989-1992 TV Series Himself / Kermit the Frog / Link Hogthrob / ...
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1990 TV Series Himself
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special Kermit the Frog (voice, as The Muppets)
Sing! Sesame Street Remembers Joe Raposo and His Music 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Directing in Variety or Music Program
From the Heart... The First International Very Special Arts Festival 1989 TV Movie Himself
The 16th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself
The Pat Sajak Show 1989 TV Series Himself
CBS This Morning 1989 TV Series Himself
Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting 1989 TV Special Himself / Kermit the Frog / Ernie (voice)
Jim Henson Presents the World of International Puppeteering 1988-1989 TV Series Himself
Memories Then and Now 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
Neat Stuff: To Know & to Do 1988 Video Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1987 TV Movie Himself
Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes 1987 TV Special documentary Cantus the Minstrel / Convincing John / Himself
The 8th Annual Cable ACE Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
Inside the Labyrinth 1986 TV Movie documentary Himself / Director
Na sowas! 1986 TV Series Swedish Chef / Himself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Waldorf - (voice) / Kermit the Frog - (voice) / Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Animated Short Film
Joan Rivers: Can We Talk? 1986 TV Series
exclusiv 1985 TV Series documentary Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1984 TV Special Ernie (voice)
El kiosco 1984 TV Series Himself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
The Making of 'The Muppets Take Manhattan' 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself / Dr. Teeth / Kermit the Frog / ... (voice)
Henson's Place 1984 TV Movie documentary Himself - Performer / Kermit the Frog
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
Happy Birthday, Bob! 1983 TV Special Kermit the Frog (voice, as Jim Henson's Kermit the Frog)
Rocky Mountain Holiday with John Denver and the Muppets 1983 TV Special Kermit the Frog / Waldorf / Rowlf (voice)
The World of 'The Dark Crystal' 1983 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 54th Annual Academy Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Himself
I Love Liberty 1982 TV Special as The Muppets
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show' 1981 TV Movie documentary Himself / Kermit the Frog
Here Come the Puppets! 1981 TV Movie documentary
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards 1980 TV Special Kermit the Frog (voice)
The Orson Welles Show 1979 TV Movie Himself / Kermit the Frog
The Mike Douglas Show 1976-1979 TV Series Himself - Puppeteer / Themselves / Himself
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Kermit the Frog (voice, as Kermit the Frog)
Good Morning America 1979 TV Series Himself
The Muppets Go Hollywood 1979 TV Special Himself / Kermit the Frog / Dr. Teeth / ... (voice)
Parkinson 1979 TV Series Kermit the Frog
60 Minutes 1979 TV Series documentary Himself
Mickey's 50 1978 Documentary Kermit the Frog (voice)
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1978 TV Series Himself
Happy Birthday, Bob 1978 TV Special Kermit the Frog (voice)
A Tribute to Mr. Television Milton Berle 1978 TV Special Kermit the Frog (voice)
The Bob Hope All Star Christmas Comedy Special 1977 TV Special Kermit the Frog / Rowlf (voice)
The Cry of a Hurting World... I'm Hungry! 1977 TV Movie documentary Himself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1974 TV Series Himself
Julie on Sesame Street 1973 TV Special Ernie / Kermit the Frog (voice)
Keep U.S. Beautiful 1973 TV Special Himself (as Jim Henson's Muppets)
The Julie Andrews Hour 1973 TV Series Himself - Creator 'Sesame street'
The David Frost Show 1971 TV Series Himself
Evening at Pops 1971 TV Series documentary Kermit the Frog / Ernie
The Ed Sullivan Show 1966-1971 TV Series Himself / Kermit the Frog / The Muppets
The Muppets on Puppets 1970 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host / Rowlf the Dog / Kermit the Frog
The Jack Paar Program 1963-1965 TV Series Himself / the Muppets / Muppets
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #1 1965 Short Himself / Scoop / Skip / ... (voice)
Drums West 1961 Short Himself (uncredited)
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1958 TV Series Himself
The Steve Allen Plymouth Show 1956-1957 TV Series Himself / Himself - Ventriloquist
Tonight! 1956 TV Series Himself - Puppeteer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story 2014 Documentary Additional Muppets / Himself
The Project 2011 TV Series Dr. Teeth / Kermit the Frog
A Current Affair 2011 TV Series Himself / Kermit the Frog
Pioneers of Television 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself / Kermit the Frog from The Muppets
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey 2011 Documentary Himself
Arias with a Twist 2010 Documentary Himself
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2009 TV Series documentary Kermit the Frog
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault 2009 Documentary Himself / Kermit the Frog / Dr. Teeth
Entertainment Tonight 1990-2009 TV Series Kermit the Frog / Himself / Cowboy / ...
20 to 1 2006-2009 TV Series documentary Kermit the Frog / Waldorf / Mahna Mahna
A Company of Players 2008 Video documentary short Himself / Big Mama / Jim / ... (uncredited)
Reflections of 'The Dark Crystal' 2007 Video documentary short Himself (uncredited)
A Sesame Street Christmas Carol 2006 Video Ernie
World of Robin Hood 2006 TV Movie documentary Kermit the Frog (uncredited)
Sesame Street 1993-2005 TV Series Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Barry Rhymie / ...
Kermit: A Frog's Life 2005 Video short Kermit the Frog / Rowlf (uncredited)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies 2004 TV Movie documentary Kermit the Frog (as Kermit the Frog)
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On 2004 TV Movie Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Mah Na Mah Na / ... (uncredited)
Muppets Magic from 'The Ed Sullivan Show' 2003 Video Himself
50 Greatest TV Animals 2003 TV Movie documentary Kermit the Frog / Additional Muppets (uncredited)
Jack Paar: Smart Television 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Play with Me Sesame 2002 TV Series Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley / ... (uncredited)
Gilda Radner's Greatest Moments 2002 TV Special Kermit the Frog (as Kermit the Frog)
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
Muppet Race Mania 2000 Video Game Kermit / Waldorf (uncredited)
Sesame Street Unpaved 1999 TV Movie documentary Ernie / Kermit / Rowlf / ...
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Dr. Teeth (uncredited)
The Best of Kermit on Sesame Street 1998 Video short Kermit the Frog
123 Count with Me 1997 Video short
The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1997 TV Special Kermit the Frog (uncredited)
The Muppet CDROM: Muppets Inside 1996 Video Game Kermit the Frog
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Kermit the Frog
It's Not Easy Being Green 1994 Video short Kermit the Frog / Rowlf the Dog
Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration 1994 TV Movie Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Guy Smiley
Great Performances 1994 TV Series Himself / Kermit the Frog / Muppet Performer
Chameleon of Pop: David Bowie Story 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sesame Songs: Sing-Along Earth Songs 1993 Video short Kermit the Frog / Ernie / Bip Bippadotta
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1992 TV Series Himself
Holiday Greetings from 'The Ed Sullivan Show' 1992 TV Movie
The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself / Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / ...
Sing Yourself Silly! 1990 Video short Ernie / Singer (segment "One Banana") / Kermit the Frog
Sesame Songs: Monster Hits! 1990 Video short Harvey Monster
Sesame Songs: Rock & Roll 1990 Video short Kermit the Frog
Count It Higher: Great Music Videos from Sesame Street 1988 Video short Kermit The Frog / Ernie / Guy Smiley
The Best of Ernie and Bert 1988 Video short Ernie
Sesame Street: Bedtime Stories and Songs 1986 Video short Ernie / The King (segment "The King's Problem") (uncredited)
Getting Ready to Read 1986 Video short Ernie / Kermit the Frog / Bip Bippadotta / ... (uncredited)
I'm Glad I'm Me 1986 Video Ernie / Kermit the Frog (uncredited)
Learning About Letters 1986 Video short Kermit The Frog / Ernie / King Peter The Persnickety / ... (uncredited)
Muppet Babies 1985 TV Series Kermit the Frog / Dr. Teeth / Rowlf
An American Werewolf in London 1981 Kermit the Frog

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 Time-Machine Honorary Award Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
1992 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Children's Programme (Fiction) The Storyteller: Greek Myths (1990) · Duncan Kenworthy, Nigel Williams
1991 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television On 24 September 1991. At 6631 Hollywood Blvd.
1990 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming
1990 Career Achievement Award Television Critics Association Awards
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program The Jim Henson Hour (1989)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Special Events Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting (1989) · Diana Birkenfield
1988 ACE CableACE Awards Children's Educational or Informational Special or Series Down at Fraggle Rock... Behind the Scenes (1987)
1988 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Muppet Babies (1984) · Margaret Loesch, Lee Gunther, Bob Richardson, John Ahern, Robert Shellhorn
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program The Storyteller (1987) · Mark Shivas
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Children's Programing Special or Series - 8 and Younger Fraggle Rock (1983) · Lawrence S. Mirkin
1987 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Muppet Babies (1984) · Margaret Loesch, Lee Gunther, Bob Richardson, Robert Shellhorn, Jeffrey Scott
1986 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Muppet Babies (1984) · Margaret Loesch, Lee Gunther, Bob Richardson, John Gibbs, Jeffrey Scott
1985 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Muppet Babies (1984) · Margaret Loesch, Lee Gunther, Bob Richardson, Hank Saroyan, John Gibbs, Jeffrey Scott
1983 Grand Prize Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival The Dark Crystal (1982) · Frank Oz
1980 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children The Muppet Movie (1979) · Paul Williams, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
1979 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming Sesame Street (1969) · Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
1979 Golden Camera Golden Camera, Germany Best Entertainment Show The Muppet Show (1976)
1979 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children The Muppet Show (1976) · Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series The Muppet Show (1976) · David Lazer, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz
1978 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Most Original Programme/Series The Muppet Show (1976)
1976 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Programming Sesame Street (1969) · Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Richard Hunt, Gerri Brioso
1974 Emmy News & Documentary Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement in Children's Programming Sesame Street (1969) · Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Fran Brill
1971 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children Sesame Street (1969) · Joan Ganz Cooney, Thomas Z. Shepard, Paul Williams, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song The Muppets (2011) · Sam Pottle, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Peter Linz, David Rudman, Mike Vogel
1991 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Series Jim Henson Presents Mother Goose Stories (1990) · Roberta Kurtz, Brian Henson
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program The Jim Henson Hour (1989) · Lawrence S. Mirkin, Jerry Juhl, Martin G. Baker, Ritamarie Peruggi
1990 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program The Jim Henson Hour (1989)
1989 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program The Jim Henson Hour (1989) · Duncan Kenworthy, Lawrence S. Mirkin, Martin G. Baker, Jerry Juhl
1989 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Animated Program Muppet Babies (1984) · Margaret Loesch, Bob Richardson, John Ahern, Karen Peterson, Rudy Cataldi, Al Kouzel, Chuck Downs, Hank Saroyan, Sindy McKay, Larry Swerdlove
1989 Career Achievement Award Television Critics Association Awards
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program The Storyteller (1987) · Duncan Kenworthy
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program The Storyteller (1987) · Duncan Kenworthy
1988 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) · Diana Birkenfield, Martin G. Baker
1988 ACE CableACE Awards Children's Entertainment Special or Series - 8 and Younger Fraggle Rock (1983)
1988 Career Achievement Award Television Critics Association Awards
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Children's Program The Christmas Toy (1986) · Diana Birkenfield, Martin G. Baker
1987 ACE CableACE Awards Children's Programing Special or Series - 8 and Younger The Tale of the Bunny Picnic (1986) · Diana Birkenfield
1987 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Labyrinth (1986) · Terry Jones, Dennis Lee
1986 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Outstanding Achievement in Children's Programming
1985 ACE CableACE Awards Children's Programming Series Fraggle Rock (1983) · Lawrence S. Mirkin
1983 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation The Dark Crystal (1982) · Frank Oz, Gary Kurtz, David Odell
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Muppet Show (1976) · David Lazer, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Brian Muehl, Karen Prell
1980 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety or Music Program The Muppet Show (1976) · David Lazer, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire
1980 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program The Muppet Show (1976) · Don Hinkley, Jerry Juhl, David Odell
1980 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Programme/Series The Muppet Show (1976)
1979 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Program The Muppet Show (1976) · David Lazer, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz
1979 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Programme/Series The Muppet Show (1976)
1978 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series The Muppet Show (1976) · Jerry Juhl, Don Hinkley, Joseph A. Bailey
1978 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Programme/Series The Muppet Show (1976)
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series The Muppet Show (1976) · David Lazer, Jack Burns, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Eren Ozker, John Lovelady, Jerry Nelson
1977 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series The Muppet Show (1976) · Jack Burns, Marc London, Jerry Juhl
1976 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Recording for Children Sesame Street (1969) · Joan Ganz Cooney, Thomas Z. Shepard, Caroll Spinney, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt
1966 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Short Subject, Live Action Subjects Time Piece (1965)


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#Fact
1 Shared his birthday with Steve Whitmire, his successor as the voice of Kermit the Frog.
2 In 1979's The Muppet Movie (1979), in which Kermit sang "The Rainbow Connection" while perched on a log in the middle of a swamp, required Henson to perform from a specially designed diving bell underwater.
3 A memorial service for Henson was held at London's St Paul's Cathedral following his death. At the entrance to the church was a plinth, on top of which sat Kermit the Frog, around his neck was a sign saying: "I've lost my voice".
4 Was raised on and heavily influenced by the early TV shows of comics Milton Berle, Sid Caesar and Ernie Kovacs.
5 Henson's alma mater, University of Maryland, commissioned a life-size statue of Henson and Kermit the Frog, which was dedicated on September 24, 2003.
6 Henson based his early Muppet designs on the drawings in "Pogo" by Walt Kelly.
7 Apart from his family and puppets, his greatest passion in life was music.
8 Was a lifelong fan of science fiction.
9 He legally separated from his wife Jane in 1986, but they never divorced. The two remained good friends.
10 His original name for the Muppets was the Anything People.
11 Upon his death it was said that Rowlf the Dog would never be used again, for this was Henson's signature character. As a memorial of sorts Rowlf is seen in a few shots of both Muppet Treasure Island (1996) and Muppets from Space (1999) both times performed by Bill Barretta. However, out of respect for Henson, Rowlf did not speak. It was not until The Muppets (2011) that the character had dialogue (spoken by Barretta).
12 According to an interview with Frank Oz, Jim wanted to direct and produce a film version of "Beauty and the Beast" in the late 1980s, with Tom Cruise playing the handsome prince who would turned into a beast. The storyboard was very similar to Disney's movie, even with the servants turned into magical objects, when the Walt Disney Company announced its intention of doing an animated version of the fairy tale, he decided not to go through with the production.
13 Biography in "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives," Volume Two, 1986-1990, pp. 413-415. New York: Scribners/Simon & Schuster, 1999.
14 Henson's final televised appearance was on The Arsenio Hall Show (1989), just 12 days before his death.
15 1961: Met Frank Oz in Asilomar, California.
16 Had a hit single singing "Rubber Duckie" as Ernie. "Rubber Duckie" entered the Billboard Top 40 chart for pop/rock in August 1970 and stayed on the chart for seven weeks, peaking at number 16. The 'famous' rubber-duck-squeaking solo in the original version of the song (for the very first "Sesame Street album") is squeaked by the song's writer, Jeff Moss. When the Sesame Street (1969) cast appeared in concert with the Boston Pops Orchestra, the rubber duck was considered a percussion instrument. Apparently unwilling to pay musicians to play a 'second instrument,' duck squeaking was limited to the percussion section when the cast sang this song with the Pops (with Big Bird conducting).
17 Once said his earliest artistic influence was his grandmother, Dear. She taught him to value and appreciate everything he saw around him.
18 His earliest puppetry influences were Kukla, Fran Allison and Ollie, Bil Baird, and Edgar Bergen.
19 Arrived at his high school graduation in a new Rolls Royce Silver Cloud which he had bought with money he'd already earned with his puppets on his local NBC station. Remained a lover of expensive, luxury cars, whose collection would include a "Kermit-green" Lotus.
20 The Wizard of Oz (1939) was one of his favorite films.
21 "Lydia The Tattooed Lady" was one of his all-time favorite songs. The Muppets performed this song at his memorial service. Henson himself drew the tattoos on the Lydia, the female tattooed Muppet used in episode 2 of The Muppet Show (1976).
22 On a trip to Europe, he saw puppet theater being taken seriously by adults. He returned to the United States convinced he could create a puppet TV show that would appeal to adults.
23 His first television character was called Pierre, the French Rat. It began life as a comic strip drawn by Henson for a high-school publication in 1954.
24 In his early TV shows, he didn't always perform voices, but lip-synched to records of the day.
25 A Jim Henson retrospective was held from September 1990 to February 1991 at London's Museum of the Moving Image.
26 First met David Lazer when he had been contracted to make a few short puppet films for them. Lazer worked at IBM.
27 First met Jerry Juhl at a Puppeteers Of America convention.
28 Before his career in puppetry, he would experiment with 8mm and 16mm film, often making animation.
29 Was pictured on a USA 37¢ commemorative stamp issued 28 September 2005, which was issued on a single souvenir sheet honoring "Jim Henson, the man behind the Muppets". The souvenir sheet contained 10 additional 37¢ stamps featuring the following Muppet characters: Kermit the Frog; 'Fozzie Bear'; Sam the Eagle; Miss Piggy; Steve Whitmire & Dave Goelz; The Swedish Chef; Animal; Dave Goelz & Beaker; Rowlf; and Dave Goelz & Camilla.
30 Harry Belafonte sang the much beloved song "Turn the World Around" from The Muppet Show (1976) at Jim's funeral. It was reported to be his favorite.
31 His funeral at St. John the Divine in New York was attended by over 1,000 people and Muppets, including Frank Oz, George Lucas, Richard Curtis, Kermit the Frog, and Lord Lew Grade.
32 Was a good friend of George Lucas, who originally offered him the role of Yoda in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He declined and suggested Frank Oz for the part.
33 Had been ill with walking pneumonia for several days before his death but never told anybody, not even his family, because, true to his character, he didn't want to be a burden to anybody. By the time he finally sought medical help, it was too late to do anything.
34 Died the same day as Sammy Davis Jr..
35 Created the original Kermit the Frog out of his mother's old coat and a ping-pong ball. In the beginning Kermit was not a frog, but a lizard-like character. He gradually evolved, and first appeared as Kermit The Frog in Hey Cinderella! (1969) and has remained so ever since.
36 One of the main reasons why Henson preferred to use Kermit the Frog for his signature character was that he was the lightest in weight of the regular puppets and therefore one of the most comfortable for use for extended periods of time.
37 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) was dedicated to his memory.
38 Founded the "UNIMA Citations of Excellence" in 1973 to provide a peer-judged award for the art of puppetry in North America. In 1966, Jim Henson had previously founded (with other American puppeteers) the USA chapter of the Union Internationale de la Marionette (UNIMA) - the world's oldest international theatre arts organization, and served as the USA Chapter's founding chaiman.
39 Father of Brian Henson, Lisa Henson, Heather Henson, Cheryl Henson and John Henson.
40 Shares same birthday (September 24) with Steve Whitmire, fellow muppeteer who took over Kermit the Frog after Henson's death.
41 Named Kermit the Frog after a childhood friend from Mississippi.
42 Attended Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Maryland.
43 Attended the University of Maryland, College Park
44 Died a few days before the weekend he was going to sell his company to Disney, for a reported $150 million.

#Quote
1 [in a 1983 interview] I've never planned my career. I found early on, the way I operate and the way I function is by doing what seems correct. One thing just sort of leads to another and just goes from here to there. I drive all my people crazy because I don't have a five year plan.
2 [on his relationship with Frank Oz] Certainly there would be times when our relationship wasn't great, but, much like a marriage, it IS a long time relationship! We know each other very well! It's very hard - there's a fine line; but Frank is a marvelous guy. He's fair; he's a funny man and a brilliant performer... I don't think there's another performer in puppetry who comes anywhere near what he does.
3 I don't talk about money. I think that any expensive movie is only going to hurt itself by talking about the amount of the budget. Nothing is ever worth it.
4 [in a 1983 interview] I started off alone and then with my wife. The first few years there were just a few of us, and then, as more people were added on, the work we are doing now is much more the work of a team... It's a marvelous group of people. We have a good time working, and I think our work is really good. I'm very proud of this kind of group thing that happens here.
5 [about Kermit] He can say things I hold back.
6 The most sophisticated people I've ever known had just one thing in common: they were all in touch with their inner children.
7 I've always tried to present a positive view of the world in my work. It's so much easier to be negative and cynical and predict doom for the world than it is to try and figure out how to make things better. We have an obligation to do the latter.
8 I love my work, I enjoy it. I have a terrific group of people who work with me.
9 Life is meant to be fun, and joyous, and fulfilling. May each of yours be that - having each of you as a child of mine has certainly been one of the good things in my life. Know that I've always loved each of you with an eternal, bottomless love. A love that has nothing to do with each other, for I feel my love for each of you is total and all-encompassing. Please watch out for each other and love and forgive everybody. It's a good life, enjoy it.
10 Some people claim Kermit is my alter-ego. I'm not sure I know what that means. I like to work Kermit because there's a lot of leeway for ad-libbing, which I don't have with most other characters but I'm not sure that I'm not Kermit.
11 Simple is Good.
12 If our 'message' is anything, it's a positive approach to life. That life is basically good. People are basically good.
13 I think there are lots of ways of leading very good lives and growing spiritually. This process of growth goes on whether we believe in it or not.
14 I spend a few minutes in meditation and prayer each morning. I find that this really helps me to start the day with a good frame of reference. As part of my prayers, I thank whoever is helping me - I'm sure that somebody or something is - I express gratitude for all my blessings and try to forgive the people that I'm feeling negative toward. I try hard not to judge anyone, and I try to bless everyone who is part of my life, particularly anyone with whom I am having any problems.
15 I don't know exactly where ideas come from, but when I'm working well ideas just appear. I've heard other people say similar things - so it's one of the ways I know there's help and guidance out there. It's just a matter of our figuring out how to receive the ideas or information that are waiting to be heard.
16 I believe that we form our own lives, that we create our own reality, and that everything works out for the best. I know I drive some people crazy with what seems to be ridiculous optimism, but it has always worked out for me.
17 I believe that life is basically a process of growth - that we go through many lives, choosing situations and problems that we will learn through.
18 I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world, toward people, toward my work. I think I'm here for a purpose. I think it's very likely that we all are, but I'm only sure about myself. I try to tune myself in to whatever it is that I'm supposed to be, and I try to think of myself as a part of all of us - all mankind and all life. I find it's not easy to keep these lofty thoughts in mind as the day goes by, but it certainly helps me a great deal to start out this way.
19 Despite this discussion of things spiritual - I still think of myself as a very 'human' being. I have the full complement of weaknesses, fears, problems, ego, and sensuality. But I think this is why we're here - to work our way through all this, and, hopefully, come out a bit wiser and better for having gone through it all.
20 When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope still is to leave the world a little bit better for my having been here. It's a wonderful life and I love it.

#Trademark
1 Lanky appearance and beard
2 Characters include: Kermit, Ernie, Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog
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