(Late 1970s-early 1980s) TV commercials: Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice
Did You Know?
After his death in late 1982, the producers of Sesame Street
(1969) decided to kill off Mr. Hooper instead of hiring another actor to take over the part of the Street's amiable storekeeper. In a special "Sesame Street" episode that aired in November 1983 (nearly a year after Lee's death), Big Bird learned to cope with and grieve the death of his dear friend.