|Born||Jerry L. Nelson
July 10, 1934
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Died||August 23, 2012
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Cause of death||Cancer and Emphysema|
|Occupation||Puppeteer, voice actor, singer|
|Years active||1965 – 2012|
|Known for||The Muppet Show,
(? – 2012; his death)
Jerry L. Nelson (July 10, 1934 – August 23, 2012) was an American puppeteer, best known for his work with The Muppets. Known for his wide range of characters and singing abilities, he performed Muppet characters on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock, and various Muppet movies and specials.
Nelson was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He worked as a puppeteer from 1965 until 2011. Nelson died on August 23, 2012 from complications of many cancers in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He was 78 years old. Nelson had suffered emphysema.
References[change | edit source]
- Day, Patrick Kevin (24 August 2012). "'Sesame Street' puppeteer Jerry Nelson dies". Los Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/showtracker/la-et-st-sesame-street-puppeteer-jerry-nelson-dies-20120824,0,3396386.story. Retrieved 25 August 2012.