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Date of Birth 7 August 1916Spring Lake, New Jersey, USA
Date of Death 21 June 2008Poughkeepsie, New York, USA  (congestive heart failure)
Birth NameKermit Ernest Hollingshead Love

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Kermit Love was born on August 7, 1916 in Spring Lake, New Jersey, USA as Kermit Ernest Hollingshead Love. He is known for his work on The Muppet Movie (1979), Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird (1985) and Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978). He died on June 21, 2008 in Poughkeepsie, New York, USA.

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Also designed costumes and puppets for film and advertising, including the Snuggle bear from the fabric softener commercials.
Was also a designer for some of ballet's most prominent choreographers, including Twyla Tharp, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine.
Costume designer who helped puppeteer Jim Henson create Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Oscar the Grouch and other Sesame Street (1969) characters.
He began making puppets in 1935 for a Works Progress Administration (WPA) theater. He also designed costumes for Orson Welles' Mercury Theater.
Partner of Christopher Lyall.
He insisted that he was not the namesake of Kermit the Frog.

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