Jim Henson

Jim Henson
1936 - 1990

Jim Henson  American Creator


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Jim Henson was previously married to Jane Nebel (1959 - 1990).

Jim Henson was in relationships with Daryl Hannah (1989) and Mary Ann Clery (1986 - 1990).


American Creator Jim Henson was born James Maury Henson on 24th September, 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi, USA and passed away on 16th May 1990 New York City, New York, USA aged 53. He is most remembered for Creator of the Muppets. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Jim Henson is a member of the following lists: Comedians from Mississippi, People from Leland, Mississippi and Musicians from Greenville, Mississippi.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 33 years - -
Dating2 4 years, 3 months 2 years, 1 month -
Total3 33 years 12 years, 5 months 4 years, 3 months


First Name James
Middle Name Maury
Last Name Henson
Full Name at Birth James Maury Henson
Alternative Name Jim
Age 53 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th September, 1936
Birthplace Greenville, Mississippi, USA
Died 16th May, 1990
Place of Death New York City, New York, USA
Cause of Death Organ failure (due to streptococcal toxic shock syndrome)
Height 6' 3" (191 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Libra
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian Science
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Northwestern High School, Hyattsville, MD (1954)
University BA Home Economics, University of Maryland College Park (1960)
Occupation Text Puppet Creator
Occupation Creator
Claim to Fame Creator of the Muppets
Year(s) Active 1954–1990
Father Paul Henson, Sr.
Mother Betty Henson
Brother Paul Henson, Jr.

James Maury "Jim" Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, film director and producer who achieved international fame as the creator of the Muppets. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in Leland, Mississippi, and Hyattsville, Maryland, Henson began developing puppets while attending high school. While he was a freshman at the University of Maryland, College Park, he created Sam and Friends, a five-minute sketch-comedy puppet show that appeared on television. After graduating from the University of Maryland with a degree in home economics, he produced coffee advertisements and developed some experimental films. Feeling the need for more creative output, Henson founded Muppets Inc. in 1958 (which would later become the Jim Henson Company).

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Partner Comparison

Jim Henson53 LibraCreator
Daryl Hannah57 SagittariusActress
Mary Ann Clery62
Jane Nebel78 GeminiActress


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
LisaFemale9th May, 196058 years oldJane Nebel
CherylFemale7th August, 196157 years oldJane Nebel
BrianMale30th November, 196255 years oldJane Nebel
John PaulMale25th April, 196553 years oldJane Nebel
Heather BethFemale19th December, 197047 years oldJane Nebel


Muppet*vision 3-D1991Kermit the Frog, Swedish Chef, Waldorf (voice)Movie
The Earth Day Special1990Kermit the Frog (voice, as The Muppets)TV Movie
Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along1988Kermit the Frog (voice), Rowlf the DogMovie
Muppet Madness1988Kermit the Frog, Link Hogthrob, Rowlf the Dog (voice)Movie
Muppet Studios Presents: You're the Director1988... (voice, uncredited), Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, Swedish ChefMovie
Sesame Street: Oscar's Letter Party1988Kermit the Frog (voice)Movie
Big Bird's Favorite Party Games1988Ernie, Guy Smiley (voice)Movie
The Alphabet Game1988Ernie, Kermit the Frog (voice)Movie
Magic on Sesame Street1988Ernie, Kermit the Frog (voice)Movie
Ernest Goes to Camp1987Miner (uncredited)Movie
A Muppet Family Christmas1987... (voice), Dr. Teeth, Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the DogTV Movie
Inner Tube (TV Shor1987Kermit the Frog (voice)Movie
Dolly1987Kermit the FrogTV Show
Shalom Sesame1987Ernie, Guy Smiley, Kermit the FrogTV Show
Sing Along1987Ernie (voice)Short Film
Learning to Add and Subtract1987Ernie, Guy Smiley (voice)Movie
The Christmas Toy1986Jack-in-the-Box (voice, uncredited), Kermit the FrogTV Movie
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years1986... (voice), Dr. Teeth, Ernie, Kermit the FrogTV Movie
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic1986Dog (voice)TV Movie
Into the Night1985Man on PhoneMovie
Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird1985Ernie (voice), Kermit the FrogMovie
Night of 100 Stars II1985Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Muppet Perk-Up1985Leo (voice)Movie
Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters1985Kermit the FrogMovie
The Muppets Take Manhattan1984... (voice), Dr. Teeth, Kermit the Frog, RowlfMovie
Alive from Off Center1984ErnieTV Show
Muppet Babies1984Dr. TeethTV Show
Big Bird in China1983Ernie (voice)TV Movie
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art1983Ernie (voice)TV Movie
Fraggle Rock1983Additional Muppets, Cantus the Minstrel, Convincing JohnTV Show
Reading Rainbow1983Kermit the FrogTV Show
The Dark Crystal1982High Priest, a Ritual Master (performer), Jen, a Gelfling (performer)Movie
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show1982Kermit the Frog (voice)TV Movie
The Great Muppet Caper1981... (voice), Dr. Teeth, Kermit the Frog, RowlfMovie
The Muppets Go to the Movies1981... (voice), Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, The Swedish ChefTV Movie
Muppet Side Splitter1981Leo (voice)Movie
The Muppet Movie1979... (voice), Dr. Teeth, Kermit the Frog, RowlfMovie
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together1979... (voice), Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, WaldorfTV Movie
Muppet Breaker Upper1979Leo (voice)Movie
Muppet Gimme a Break1979Leo (voice)Movie
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street1978Ernie (voice), Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring1978Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog (voice)TV Movie
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas1977... (voice, uncredited), Harrison Fox, Harvey, Kermit the FrogTV Movie
The Muppet Show1976Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, WaldorfTV Show
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence1975... (voice), George Washington, Nigel, Swedish ChefTV Movie
Saturday Night Live1975King Ploobis, King Ploobis (segment 'Dregs and Vestiges'), King Ploobis (segment 'The Land of Gorch')TV Show
Muppets No-Nonsense Show1975TV Movie
Julie Andrews: One to One1975Kermit the Frog, Rover Joe (voice)TV Movie
Muppet Picker Upper1975Kermit the Frog, Leo (voice)Short Film
Out to Lunch1974... (voice), Ernie, Guy Smiley, Kermit the FrogTV Movie
The Muppets Valentine Show1974Ernie (voice), Kermit the Frog, WallyTV Movie
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen1972... (voice), Catgut (Assistant), Kermit the Frog, Mean FloydTV Movie
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince1971Garth (voice, uncredited), Kermit, King Rupert the SecondTV Movie
Great Performances1971Kermit the FrogTV Show
Pure Goldie1971Kermit the Frog (voice)TV Movie
The Great Santa Claus Switch1970Fred, Lothar (voice)TV Movie
Hey Cinderella!1969Kermit the Frog, King Goshposh, Rufus (voice)TV Movie
Sesame Street1969Ernie, Guy Smiley, Kermit the FrogTV Show
Sesame Street Pitch Reel1969... (voice), Grump, Kermit the Frog, RowlfShort Film
The Wizard of Id1969The Spook (voice), The WizardTV Movie
That's Life1968Kermit the FrogTV Show
Our Place1967RowlfTV Show
Coffee Break Machine1967The Machine (voice)Movie
The Paperwork Explosion1967Movie
Shrinkenstein1967... (voice), Shrinkenstein, Strong Man, WomanShort Film
NBC Experiment in Television1967GorillaTV Show
Time Piece1965ManShort Film
Shrinkel and Stretchel1965Shrinkel (voice, uncredited)Short Film
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #21965Himself (voice), Scoop, SkipMovie
Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin1965King, Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin (voice)Movie
The Hollywood Palace1964Muppet PerformerTV Show
The Land of Tinkerdee1964King Goshposh (voice), RufusTV Movie
The Jimmy Dean Show1963Rawlf The Dog, Rowlf the DogTV Show
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962Kermit the Frog - Guest HostTV Show
Tales of the Tinkerdee1962Charlie the Ogre (voice), Kermit the Frog, King GoshposhTV Movie
Sam and Friends1955Harry the Hipster, Sam, YorickTV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954Dr. Teeth, Kermit the Frog, RowlfTV Show
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curtis downeyMay 14, 2008

is jim henson related to josie henson

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