James Maury “Jim” Henson was an American puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter, and filmmaker who achieved international fame as the creator of the Muppets.
Born: September 24, 1936, Greenville, Mississippi, United States
Died: May 16, 1990, New York City, New York, United States
Cause of death: Toxic shock syndrome
Spouse: Jane Henson (m. 1959–1990)
Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.
My hope still is to leave the world a bit better than when I got here.
The most sophisticated people I know – inside they are all children.