James Maury Henson

Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/18/2023 - 20:38

As a former reporter and field producer, I have met a few unforgettable characters, but none like Kermit, with fellow Libra Jim Henson.

I met them at FAO in NYC only once, where he opened doors for me to visit Sesame Street with my daughters Natasha and Sabrina.


James Maury Henson was an American puppeteer, animator, cartoonist, actor, inventor, and filmmaker who achieved worldwide notice as the creator of The Muppets and Fraggle Rock and director of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. He was born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in Leland, Mississippi, and University Park, Maryland. He had the best job ever. Jim entertained children of all ages.


No one saw Jim Henson's death coming. He was 53 years young and still going strong creatively — in fact, Henson was at the height of his career when he died in 1990. Henson was an absolute master of his art, a brilliant puppeteer who could create worlds beyond audiences' imaginations. https://www.biography.com/movies-tv/jim-henson

This man brought us legendary programs like The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and the mystical worlds of Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal. Henson's creativity seemed boundless.

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001345/bio There seemed to be no limit to what he could accomplish.