Sesame Street pup­peteer re­tires

Calgary Herald - - YOU -

The pup­peteer who has played Big Bird on Sesame Street is re­tir­ing after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spin­ney tells The New York Times that Thurs­day will be his last day on the pro­gram, which he joined from the start in 1969. In ad­di­tion to Big Bird, the 84-year-old was also Os­car the Grouch. He stopped do­ing the pup­peteer­ing for Big Bird in 2015 and now only pro­vides the voices for him and Os­car. Matt Vo­gel will suc­ceed him.

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