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Caroll Edwin Spinney
December 26, 1933
Waltham, Massachusetts, U.S.
|Died||December 8, 2019 (aged 85)|
|Other names||Ed Spinney|
|Known for||Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch|
(m. 1960; div. 1971)
Debra Jean Gilroy
He announced his retirement from acting in October 2018, with his last performances airing on the show's 50th season special.
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- Stephenson, Kathy; Horiuchi, Vince. "Q is for 'quiz': Celebrating 40 years of 'Sesame Street'". The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 November 2009.
- Itzkoff, Dave (October 17, 2018). "Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves 'Sesame Street' After Nearly 50 Years". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 17, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- McFadden, Robert D. (December 8, 2019). "Caroll Spinney, Big Bird's Alter Ego on 'Sesame Street,' Is Dead at 85". The New York Times. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
- "Remembering Legendary Puppeteer Caroll Spinney". Sesame Workshop. December 9, 2019. Retrieved December 8, 2019.