Google Doodle Jim Henson 75th birthday celebrated via puppet images and video tribute

By on Sep 25, 2011 in Entertainment, Internet, World Comments

Google Doodle Jim Henson’s 75th birthday
Image Credit: Google

Google Doodle celebrated the 75th birthday of the late Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, Fraggle Rock and many of Sesame Street‘s most beloved puppets like Bert, Ernie and Big Bird on Friday, September 23, 2011 in Google’s web homepage.

The Jim Henson Company and The Creature Shop joined forces with Google to create a doodle with images of puppets to give honor for his legendary career.

According to history, Jim Henson was born on September 24, 1936 in Greenville, Mississippi and became famous for his creations. He was known best as the creator of Kermit the Frog.

He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1960 where he met his wife, the former Jane Nebel. They got married in 1959 but separated in 1986. He orphaned two children, Lisa and Brian.

Jim Henson passed away of toxic shock syndrome on May 16, 1990 at the age of 53.

Meanwhile, Brian Henson, the chairman of the Jim Henson Company wrote a blog post at the official Google blog describing his father as a playful, happy, forgiving, visionary and creative figure.

“Every day for him was joyously filled with the surprises of other people’s ideas,” Brian Henson was quoted on the report.

“I often think that, if we all lived like that today, not only would life be more interesting, we’d all be a lot happier,” he added.

Below is the video tribute for Jim Henson:

Video Credit: Henson Company

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