Se­same Street stal­wart calls it quits

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

THE ac­tress who plays shop owner Maria on Se­same Street is re­tir­ing af­ter more than 40 years.

In her role on the beloved chil­dren’s show, So­nia Man­zano, 65, reg­u­larly gave ad­vice to char­ac­ters like Big Bird and Elmo.

The ac­tress, who has been a reg­u­lar in the se­ries since 1971, took to Twit­ter to share good luck mes­sages she re­ceived from fans and added, “Maybe I’ll go back for 50th an­niver­sary and make a guest ap­pear­ance! Gra­cias!” As well as ap­pear­ing on screen, Man­zano also worked be­hind the scenes on the show’s Emmy Award- win­ning writ­ing team.

So­nia Man­zano.

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