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Jim Henson

Muppeteer Jim Henson

Profession: Muppeteer

United States of America

Why Famous: Creator of The Muppets

Born: September 24, 1936
Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Died: May 16, 1990 (aged 53)
Cause of Death: Bacterial pneumonia

Married Life

  • 1959-05-28 Muppeteer Jim Henson (22) weds Jane Nebel (24) in Salisbury, Maryland

Events in the Life of Jim Henson

  • 1979-05-22 1st ACE Cable Awards: "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" by Jim Henson and HBO

Famous People who Died of Pneumonia