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Jim Henson
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Jim Henson

Puppeteer and Creator of Kermit the Frog, 
the Muppets & Sesame Street
Jim Henson

James Maury Henson

Age

53

Born

Thursday 24 Sep 1936

Died

16 May 1990

Jim Henson
Bio Details

Full name

James Maury Henson

Gender

Male

Age

53

Date of birth

Thursday 24 Sep 1936

Birth place

Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi, USA

Date of death:

16 May 1990

Place of death

New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA

Cause of death

Organ failure resulting from streptococcal toxic shock syndrome

Occupations

Filmmaker

Screenwriter

Inventor

Puppeteer

Education

Hyattsville High School, Hyattsville, Maryland, United States

Northwestern High School, Hyattsville, Maryland, United States (1951)

Two Star Quality

As well as receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in his own name, Henson also has a star for arguably his most famous creation, Kermit the Frog.

The Henson Legacy

Throughout his career as a puppeteer, Henson has created such memorable shows as 'Sesame Street', 'Fraggle Rock', and of course 'The Muppet Show'.  As well was these he has created characters for fims such as 'Labyrinth' and 'The Dark Crystal', and his company Jim Henson's Creature Shop continues to build creatures for TV series such as 'Farscape', and films such as 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' & 'Mirrormask'.

Jim Henson Siblings

Paul Henson

Brother

Partners of 
Jim Henson

Jane Henson

Separation

5 children together

married 28 May 1959
separated 1986

Anne Marie Hood

Broken Engagement

until before 1959

Jim Henson Children

Lisa Henson

born 1960, age 57 (approx.)
with Jane Henson

Cheryl Henson

born 1961, age 56 (approx.)
with Jane Henson

Brian Henson

born 1963, age 54
with Jane Henson

John Henson

born 1965, died 2014, age 48
with Jane Henson

Heather Henson

born 1970, age 46
with Jane Henson

Jim Henson Partner(s) Other Children

Trivia

Jim Henson Family

Jim Henson's parents:

Jim Henson's father was Paul Ransom Henson Jim Henson's mother was Betty Henson


Jim Henson's children:

Jim Henson's daughter is Lisa Henson Jim Henson's daughter is Cheryl Henson Jim Henson's son is Brian Henson Jim Henson's son was John Henson Jim Henson's daughter is Heather Henson


Jim Henson's former partners:

Jim Henson's former wife was Jane Henson Jim Henson is the former fiance of Anne Marie Hood


Jim Henson's siblings:

Jim Henson's brother is Paul Henson


Jim Henson's grandparents:

Jim Henson's grandfather was Pop Brown Jim Henson's grandmother was Dear Brown Jim Henson's grandfather was Albert Gordon Henson Jim Henson's grandmother was Effie Carrie Henson


Jim Henson's great grandparents:

Jim Henson's great grandfather was Oscar Hinrichs Jim Henson's great grandmother was Mary Hinrichs Jim Henson's great grandfather was Ransom Aaron Barnes Jim Henson's great grandmother was Aramentia Barnes   Jim Henson's great great grandfather was Richmond Dolton


Jim Henson's grandchildren:

Jim Henson's granddaughter is Katrina Henson Jim Henson's granddaughter is Sydney Henson


Jim Henson's uncles and aunts:

Jim Henson's aunt was Attie Jenkins Jim Henson's uncle-by-marriage is Jinx Jenkins Jim Henson's aunt is Bobby Brown


Jim Henson's great uncles and aunts:

Jim Henson's great uncle was Fritz Hinrichs


Jim Henson's in laws:

Jim Henson's daughter in law is Gyongyi Henson


Jim Henson's former in laws:

Jim Henson's former father in law was Adalbert Nebel Jim Henson's former mother in law was Winifred Nebel Jim Henson's former sister in law is Rita Jennings Jim Henson's former brother in law is Brett Nebel


Jim Henson FameChain Links

Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Grammy Award Winners 1978 - The 20th

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Grammy Award Winners 1979 - The 21st

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Grammy Award Winners 1981 - The 23rd

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Grammy Award Winners 1985 - The 27th

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Grammy Award Winners 1986 - The 28th

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BAFTA Award Winners 1978 - The 31st

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Woody Allen 1978

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Edward Fox OBE 1978

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BAFTA Award Winners 1999 - The 52nd

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