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After Nearly 50 Years, Puppeteer Who Played Big Bird On ‘Sesame Street' Retiring

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WOODSTOCK, Conn. - The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.
Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969. In addition to Big Bird, the 84-year-old was also Oscar the Grouch.
Spinney says “I always thought, how fortunate for me that I got to play the two best Muppets?”
Spinney says the physical requirements of performing the characters had become difficult and he developed problems with his balance. He stopped doing the puppeteering for Big Bird...
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Caroll Spinney, puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street,' to retire

6 monthes ago   |   By

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969. In addition to Big Bird, the 84-year-old was also Oscar the...
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End of an era: Puppeteer who played Big Bird, iconic characters on 'Sesame Street' retiring

End of an era: Puppeteer who played Big Bird, iconic characters on 'Sesame Street' retiring

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The puppeteer says "I always thought, 'How fortunate for me that I got to play the two best Muppets?'"
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