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Jane Henson, Co-Creator Of The Muppets, Dead At 78

April 4, 2013

"As the first partner to the famous Muppeteer, Henson was instrumental in the creation of the earliest characters in the brood of marionette-puppet hybrids. The initial crew of zany foam personalities included Kermit, who made his 1955 debut on the TV show Sam and Friends not as a frog, but as a green-hued lizard made from an old coat belonging to Jim's mother." Los Angeles Times 04/04/13

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