Jim Henson

Jim Henson with the Muppets
1936 - 1990

Jim Henson  American Creator

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Jim Henson passed away on 16th May 1990 aged 53.


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

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


American Creator Jim Henson passed away on 16th May 1990 New York City, New York, USA aged 53. Born James Maury Henson on 24th September, 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi, USA and educated at Northwestern High School, Hyattsville, MD (1954), Jim Henson is most remembered for Creator of the Muppets in a career that spanned 1954–1990. His zodiac sign is Libra.

Jim Henson is a member of the following lists: International Emmy Founders Award winners, Fraggle Rock performers and 20th-century American male actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Married1 31 years - -
Dating2 28 years, 10 months 16 years, 11 months 4 years
Total3 31 years 21 years, 12 months 4 years


First Name Jim
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 Pneumonia
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, actor, film director, and producer. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, and raised in Leland, Mississippi, and Hyattsville, Maryland, he 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). He remains best known as the creator of the Muppets.

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Dating History

Partner Comparison

Jim Henson53 LibraCreator
Daryl Hannah55 SagittariusActress
Mary Ann Clery60
Jane Nebel78 GeminiActress


LisaFemale9th May, 196056 years old
CherylFemale196155 years old
BrianMale30th November, 196253 years old
John PaulMale25th April, 196551 years old
Heather BethFemale19th December, 197045 years old


Sesame Street: Old School Volume 22007Ernie, Kermit the FrogMovie
Elmo Says Boo1997Ernie, HarveyShort Film
Muppet*vision 3-D1991Swedish ChefShort Film
The Earth Day Special1990Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Sesame Street, Special1988Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Sing-Along, Dance-Along, Do-Along1988Rowlf the DogMovie
Muppet Madness1988Kermit the FrogMovie
Muppet Studios Presents: You're the Director1988Kermit the FrogMovie
A Muppet Family Christmas1987Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Inner Tube1987Kermit the FrogShort Film
Dolly1987Kermit the FrogTV Show
Sing Along1987ErnieShort Film
Learning to Add and Subtract1987Ernie, Guy Smiley (voice)Movie
The Christmas Toy1986Kermit the Frog, Jack-in-the-Box (voice, uncredited)TV Movie
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years1986Kermit the FrogTV Movie
The Tale of the Bunny Picnic1986Dog (voice)TV Movie
Into the Night1985Man on PhoneMovie
Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird1985Kermit the FrogMovie
Night of 100 Stars II1985Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Muppet Perk-Up1985LeoShort Film
Jim Henson's Little Muppet Monsters1985Kermit the FrogMovie
The Muppets Take Manhattan1984Kermit the FrogMovie
Alive from Off Center1984ErnieTV Show
Muppet Babies1984Dr. TeethTV Show
Big Bird in China1983ErnieTV Movie
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art1983ErnieTV Movie
Fraggle Rock1983Cantus the MinstrelTV Show
Reading Rainbow1983Kermit the FrogTV Show
The Dark Crystal1982Jen, a Gelfling (performer)Movie
The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show1982Kermit the FrogTV Movie
The Great Muppet Caper1981Kermit the FrogMovie
The Muppets Go to the Movies1981Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Muppet Side Splitter1981LeoMovie
The Muppet Movie1979Kermit the FrogMovie
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together1979Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Muppet Breaker Upper1979LeoMovie
Muppet Gimme a Break1979LeoMovie
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street1978Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring1978Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas1977Kermit the FrogTV Movie
The Muppet Show1976Kermit the FrogTV Show
The Muppet Show Pitch Reel1976Kermit the FrogMovie
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence1975NigelTV Movie
Saturday Night Live1975King PloobisTV Show
Muppets No-Nonsense Show1975TV Movie
Julie Andrews: One to One1975Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Muppet Picker Upper1975Kermit the FrogShort Film
Out to Lunch1974Kermit the FrogTV Movie
The Muppets Valentine Show1974Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen1972Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince1971KermitTV Movie
Great Performances1971Kermit the FrogTV Show
Pure Goldie1971Kermit the FrogTV Movie
The Great Santa Claus Switch1970Fred, Lothar (voice)TV Movie
Hey Cinderella!1969Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Sesame Street1969ErnieTV Show
Sesame Street Pitch Reel1969Kermit the FrogShort Film
The Wizard of Id1969The WizardTV Movie
That's Life1968Kermit the FrogTV Show
Our Place1967RowlfTV Show
Coffee Break Machine1967The Machine (voice)Movie
The Paperwork Explosion1967Short Film
Shrinkenstein1967Shrinkenstein, Woman, Strong Man, ... (voice)Short Film
NBC Experiment in Television1967GorillaTV Show
Time Piece1965ManShort Film
Shrinkel and Stretchel1965Shrinkel (voice, uncredited)Short Film
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #21965ScoopMovie
Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin1965King, Rumple Wrinkle Shrinkel Stretchelstiltzkin (voice)Movie
The Hollywood Palace1964Muppet PerformerTV Show
The Land of Tinkerdee1964King GoshposhTV Movie
The Jimmy Dean Show1963Rowlf the DogTV Show
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1962Kermit the Frog - Guest HostTV Show
Tales of the Tinkerdee1962Kermit the FrogTV Movie
Sam and Friends1955Yorick, Sam, Harry the HipsterTV Show
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1954Kermit the FrogTV Show
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curtis downeyMay 14, 2008

is jim henson related to josie henson

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