Jim Henson
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Name
James Maury Henson
Birthplace
Greenville, Mississippi, U.S.
Birth date
(1936-09-24)September 24, 1936
Occupation
Puppeteer
Film director
Television producer
Active Years
1954–1990

James Maury "Jim" Henson (born September 24, 1936 – died May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer, screenwriter, Film director and producer, best known as the creator of The Muppets. He died on May 16, 1990, of organ failure resulting from a Group A streptococcal infection caused by Streptococcus pyogenes.

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