1960: Wrote & illustrated a children's book featuring Kermit the Frog called "Watermelons I Don't Know". It was never published.
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6' 1" (1.85 m)
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[in a 1983 interview] I started off alone and then with my wife. The first few years there were just a few of us, and then, as more people were added on, the work we are doing now is much more the work of a team... It's a marvelous group of people. We have a good time working, and I think our work is really good. I'm very proud of this kind of group thing that happens here.
Founded the "UNIMA Citations of Excellence" in 1973 to provide a peer-judged award for the art of puppetry in North America. In 1966, Jim Henson had previously founded (with other American puppeteers) the USA chapter of the Union Internationale de la Marionette (UNIMA) - the world's oldest international theatre arts organization, and served as the USA Chapter's founding chaiman.
Characters include: Kermit, Ernie, Swedish Chef, Rowlf the Dog