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Jeff Moss (II) (1942–1998)

Jeff Moss served as founding head-writer and composer/lyricist on CTW's (now Sesame Workshop's) Sesame Street (1969). He won 15 Emmys for his work, and wrote the songs for four Grammy Award-winning records. His music and lyrics for The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984) earned him an Academy Award nomination. In addition, Moss helped create such ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Sesame Street
Sesame Street Writer
The Muppets Take Manhattan
The Muppets
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  Sesame Street (TV Series) (42 episodes, 1969 - 1999) (writer - 1 episode, 1995) (head writer - 1 episode, 1973)
- Episode #29.2 (1997)
  Blue's Clues (TV Series) (story - 9 episodes, 1996 - 1998) (idea - 1 episode, 1998)
- Nurture (1998) ... (story)
- Blue Is Frustrated (1998) ... (story)
- What Did Blue See? (1998) ... (story)
- What Story Does Blue Want to Play? (1998) ... (story)
 1996 Imagine That! (Video short) (segment "writer")
 1994 The Best of Elmo (Video short)
 1991 Sesame Street: Elmo's Sing-Along Guessing Game (Video) (segment "writer")
 1991 Sesame Street: Sing, Hoot & Howl with the Sesame Street Animals (Video short) (segment "writer")
 1987-1991 Shalom Sesame (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Chanukah (1990)
- Tel Aviv (1987)
- Kibbutz (1987)
 1990 Sing Yourself Silly! (Video short) (writer)
 1990 Sesame Songs: Monster Hits! (Video short)
 1988 Big Bird's Favorite Party Games (Video short)
 1988 The Alphabet Game (Video short)
 1988 Magic on Sesame Street (Video short)
 1988 Snoopy: The Musical (TV Short)
 1988 The Best of Ernie and Bert (Video short)
 1987 Sing Along (Video short) (writer - as Jeffrey Moss)
 1987 Learning to Add and Subtract (Video short) (writer - as Jeffrey Moss)
 1986 Learning About Letters (Video short) (writer)
 1971 Evening at Pops (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
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(November 15 to December 23, 1979) He wrote the book, lyrics and music for the musical, "Double Feature," in a world premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Mike Nichols and Tommy Tune were directors. Tony Walton was set designer. D. Granata and M. Stuart were costume designers. Wally Harper was conductor.... See more »

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Jeffrey Moss

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Son of Arnold Moss. See more »

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