James Maury "Jim" Henson was an American puppeteer, best known as the creator of The Muppets. As a puppeteer, Henson performed in various television programs, such as Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, films such as The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper, and created advanced puppets for projects like Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. He was also an Oscar-nominated film director, Emmy Award-winning television producer, and the founder of The Jim Henson Company, the Jim Henson Foundation, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop. He died on May 16, 1990 of organ failure resulting from...
|Birthdate:||September 24, 1936|
|Date of death:||May 16, 1990|
|Education:||University of Maryland, College Park, Northwestern High School|
|Religion:||Christian Science, Church of Christ, Scientist|
|Also known as:||Dr. Teeth, Ernie, James Maury Henson|