“Forgotten Hollywood”- Big Bird Loses His Voice…

Posted on December 9, 2019 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Caroll Spinney lent his voice to Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for nearly fifty years on Sesame Street. His death came on the same day that the PBS program was honored for lifetime achievement in the arts as a Kennedy Center Honors recipient. CAROLL SPINNEY

“`After Spinney spent four years in the Air Force, he returned to his residence in Massachusetts to work in television. He teamed up with puppeteer Judy Valentine for their own daily series. He later worked on a Boston version of Bozo’s Big Top. After a rotten performance during a puppet fest in Utah, he met Muppet master Jim Henson.

“`Spinney joined the Muppet crew when Sesame Street turned from a popular phenomenon into an American institution. Big Bird became the program’s biggest star, his name and image synonymous with PBS and children’s television. After Henson died in 1990, Caroll went to the funeral dressed in his familiar yellow garb and sang It Isn’t Easy Being Green to honor the voice of Kermit the Frog.

“`Caroll Spinney was eighty-five.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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