This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, Jim Henson!

September 24, 1936: Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, was born in Greenville, Mississippi. His passion for puppets started in high school, and he would go on to create lovable characters such as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Bert & Ernie, and Oscar the Grouch. His organizations The Jim Henson Company and the Jim Henson Foundation continue to have success in the entertainment industry and arts philanthropy since his death in 1990.

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Jim Henson: the Biography




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Jim Henson: The Works, the Art, the Magic, the Imagination