• ‘Sesame Street' Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Retires From Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch Roles

    1 month ago - By Variety

    Caroll Spinney has been a television mainstay since 1969, but his face has rarely made an appearance. Disguised beneath a frock of bright yellow feathers and an orange bill, the “Sesame Street” puppeteer was the heart and soul behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the show's premiere almost 50 years ago. Now, at...
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  • The Big Bird Actor From ‘Sesame Street' Is Leaving, and His Painting Is Making Us Sad

    1 month ago - By Observer

    After playing Big Bird for 50 years, Caroll Spinney is leaving 'Sesame Street'-but he has another career all lined up.
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  • The original Big Bird on ‘Sesame Street,' Caroll Spinney, retiring after 49 years

    The original Big Bird on ‘Sesame Street,' Caroll Spinney, retiring after 49 years

    1 month ago - By New York Post

    The famed puppeteer who's been playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on “Sesame Street” since its debut in 1969 will leave the show this week. On Thursday, Caroll Spinney, 84, will lend his voice to the two iconic characters one last time before retiring. He will pass on his roles to new performers. “Big...
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  • The Original Big Bird Puppeteer Is Retiring After Almost 50 Years on Sesame Street

    1 month ago - By Celebrity Babies

    Big Bird is hanging up his feathers.
    Carroll Spinney, the puppeteer who plays Big Bird on Sesame Street , is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.
    Spinney told the New York Times that Thursday will mark his last day on the beloved program. Along with Big Bird, Spinney has also voiced Oscar the Grouch since he joined the show in 1969.
    “I always thought, how fortunate for me that I got to play the two best Muppets?” he told the NYT .
    Spinney, 84, recorded more than 4,400 episodes as the two puppets, according to the NYT .
    “Playing Big Bird is one of the most joyous things of my life,”...
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