Caroll Edwin Spinney
December 25, 1931
|Died||December 9, 2019 (aged 87)|
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
|Other names||Ed Spinney|
Carol Edwin Spinney
|Occupation||Youtuber, puppeteer, songwriter, radio host, speaker|
|Spouse(s)||Debra Spinney (until his death)|
Caroll Edwin Spinney (December 25, 1931 – December 9, 2019) was an American Youtuber, puppeteer, songwriter, radio host, and speaker. He was known for playing Grover, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Baby Bear and Bruno the Trashman on Sesame Street.
He announced his retirement from his acting in October 2018, with his last performance Grover 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.