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Big Bird | Oscar the Grouch | Carroll Spinney | Ed Spinney
5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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[on his lifelong love of performing puppetry] Somehow I was shy enough to not care about being seen. And I figured if could ever get on a TV show with a character that I enjoyed doing, it might even get famous. And voila!
He made an appearance as Big Bird on an episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
(1968). Before the show was taped, Fred Rogers
wanted to have him remove the Big Bird outfit on the show and discuss the inner workings of it. Spinney objected to this idea, saying that it was important to preserve the sense of wonder and magic that children have about Big Bird. Rogers agreed that Spinney was right, ...