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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.
- 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.