Jim Henson

creator of the Muppets

Jim's Early life

James Maury Henson was born on September 24, 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi. Early television intriged him. For college, he went to the University of Maryland.


Impact

As you may know, Jim created the Muppets. Some of the best known are Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, and The Great Gonzo. their firs apperance was in Sam and Friends, a Washington D.C. program.


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awards

1958: Emmy Award for best local entertainment program, Sam and Friends


1965: Academy award nomination, the Time Piece

1967: american film festival blue ribbon, the time piece

1991 gets a star on the hollywood walk of fame