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Caroll Spinney

Caroll Edwin Spinney (born December 26, 1933) is an American puppeteer, most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street.

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"Funny, I watch him all the time, and I don't recognize him. But here is Caroll Spinney's story..."
I'm going to watch "I am Big Bird" such a great Documentary about the great Caroll Spinney the man behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch
So glad I opted for the audiobook of Sesame Street history Street Gang because it's read by Caroll Spinney aka Big Bird/Oscar.
"What I say to children can be very important" - Caroll Spinney (Big Bird, Sesame Street)
Happy Birthday, Big Bird! And thanks to Caroll Spinney for bringing the big guy to life all those years!. Do...
For this week I wrote about the heartwarmingly good on tonight DO NOT MISS!
If you love a good documentary, check out I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story. An incredible story...very moving.
Riley meet Caroll Spinney today! He and his wife were very warm and kind. Over the…
Finally, featured two of my favourite people from my youth and still are today: David Newell & Caroll Spinney!
Caroll Spinney (Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch) is the narrator. This is going to be great.
I'm glad he's doing better! Check this out! Me and Caroll Spinney at the Great Philly Comic Con 2016!
39 episodes ago! Our first House of Crouse! George Miller, Guillermo Del Toro & Caroll Spinney on
Caroll Spinney will appear at the Austin, Texas Wizard World Comic Con October 30-31.
"I am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story" can and will make you emotional.
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I just saw,. I Am The Caroll Spinney Story. What an amazing man. What an inspired life.
In honour of the returning to the small screen tonight, here's a to that time I met Caroll Spinney.
My favorite issue of Story Monsters Ink was with Caroll Spinney on the cover. See more fun kid stuff!
Seatbelt on. See you later Manila! — watching I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story at Singapore Airlines
Big Bird actor Caroll Spinney told a heartbreaking story about a fan in his Reddit AMA via
Caroll Spinney and his wife Debra were treated to lunch at during their visit.
Got to meet the talented and charming Caroll Spinney this weekend at Rose City Comic Con - great guy!. Gave him...
thank you for the gift that is Caroll Spinney and his lovely wife Deb. WHAT A PANEL! the legend!
OMG this man got me emotional. Love Sesame Street, esp. Big Bird, so much admiration for Caroll Spinney.
A touching panel w/ Caroll Spinney talking the history of and 42 successful years of marriage:
The one and only Caroll Spinney! Voice and puppeteer extraordinaire, Caroll has brought joy to millions as...
Caroll Spinney will be in Panel Room 1 at 2pm! He's played for 45 years & Oscar The Grouch for 41 years!
So this happened. Yes, that's Big Bird. Caroll Spinney is awesome.
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is a great documentary
Caroll Spinney was a puppeteer of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Walter Jones played as Zach, the black ranger.
Today I shook hands with Caroll Spinney and Walter Jones. Also saw Brandon Routh and Wil Wheaton at the Rose City Comic Con.
Did you know that 'Big Bird' could have died in the 1986 Challenger Space Shuttle flight? Caroll Spinney was original suppose to go?
You must see the documentary 'I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story'. Beautiful story and film. Same goes for the man in the feathers
to to when I got to talk to the amazing, Caroll Spinney and Oscar The Grouch!
Watching I Am Big Bird and just amazed at Caroll Spinney's story. Definitely wanna watch again.
If you want to feel better about the world, watch about Sesame Street's Caroll Spinney. So lovely.
I AM Big Bird, a doc about Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney, is now streaming on Amazon Prime:
From -Sara Jo West and I met Big Bird himself, Caroll Spinney (and his wife, Debra).
I just watched I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story on Amazon wow that was good I even teared up a few times
It was so great seeing Caroll Spinney speak last night! Thanks to Preston for joining me! :)
soundtrack available today on iTunes!
Great opportunity to get to hear Caroll Spinney give a talk while we're on vacation in Pensacola.
Caroll Spinney did a performance of "Being Green" as Big Bird in tribute for Jim Henson.
Happening now. Caroll Spinney sharing fascinating stories of his life, career and all of his…
Beachcomber Dude with the great Caroll Spinney and Oscar the Grouch @ Pensacola State…
I just found out the Caroll Spinney is in town!!
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Taking a break with pumpkin soup, sweet potato chips and Caroll Spinney talking about Frank Avaruche and Bozo.
Voice of Caroll Spinney, will be speaking at the Info below
What would you ask Big Bird? Send your questions for my interview with Caroll Spinney
Bill Farmer and Caroll Spinney are confirmed guests for the 2015 Dragon Con Pre-Game Show on Saturday 8/29 at 11am
Larry Robinson ...not. My Secret Life as Big Bird: The Dark Past and Sunny Days of Caroll Spinney via
Photo: 2014 was pretty alright (Part 2). I met Caroll Spinney and Oscar The Grouch(they did my podcast,...
Tell me when the Caroll Spinney doc is available to stream. I wanna watch it.
Two highlights of my year: The Stanley Kubrick exhibit Meeting Big Bird/Oscar the Grouch
Happy Birthday, Caroll Spinney! You're an inspiration to puppetry fans everywhere!
Happy Birthday CAROLL SPINNEY! May all of the wonderful things he has done return to him ten-fold! Pic w/ Jim Martin
Puppeteer Caroll Spinney turns 81 today! He's still working on :)
Happy 81st birthday to my friend Caroll Spinney Thank you for the joy.
Mr. Caroll Spinney is 81. Is the voice of Big Bird and Oscar on Sesame Street.
Every single time I see anything about Caroll Spinney in the news, I assume he's dead.
Happy Birthday to Caroll Spinney from Here's a picture with me, Caroll, and his wife at
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Happy Birthday to Caroll Spinney, the performer of Big Bird & Oscar The Grouch on for over 45 years!
I'd like to wish Caroll Spinney a Happy Birthday, I wanna thank him for that Big Bird feather & photo he gave me :))
Two influential greats sharing a birthday today. Happy Birthday Caroll Spinney and Frank Broyles!
TODAY'S BIRTHDAYS | In 1933, Caroll Spinney was born on this date in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Happy 81st Birthday today to my longtime friend and hero, Caroll Spinney!
Happy Birthday to Caroll Spinney - who plays Big Bird. 81 years old today.
Wishing our dear friend Caroll Spinney a Happy Birthday!
I just realized... Caroll Spinney has been performing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for 45 years, ever since Sesame Street started! Wow!
From Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, to so many amazing characters! Happy Birthday, Caroll Spinney!
Happy 81st birthday to Caroll Spinney ("Big Bird"), who just took part in the "We'll Meet Again" farewell singalong on "The Colbert Report."
Happy Birthday to puppeteer Caroll Edwin Spinney (born December 26, 1933). - Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch
Celebrity birthdays for Dec. 26: Actor Donald Moffat is 84. Actor Caroll Spinney (Big Bird on TV’s ...
Fri, 26 Dec 2014, let us all send Caroll Spinney the best Happy Birthday wishes today ((81)
Nice to see excellence recognized. Caroll Spinney celebrates 45 years as Sesame Street's Big Bird
Caroll Spinney, the actor who plays Big Bird, almost died on the space shuttle Challenger.
We all grew up with Caroll Spinney as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. At 77, he is the last of the original Sesame Street muppeteers. Here's the trailer for I AM Big Bird the documentary on his life and career. WARNING: tear jerker!
Caroll Spinney playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street.
I'd love to see that documentary about Caroll Spinney :))
Hey, nice work at the end of this: Too bad you mangled Caroll Spinney's name in English.
why don't you make a video about what Caroll Spinney, the guy behind Big Bird, meant to you in response to I Am Big Bird :))
you should see my YouTube video on jeremiahsfiles about what Caroll Spinney meant to me, is gonna let Caroll see :)
It's hard to believe that it has been 23 years since Jim Henson's passing on May 16, 1990. Like many of you, we'll never forget that day. What are your memories of May 16, 1990? More importantly, share the impact that Jim Henson has had on your life.
It thrilled me to briefly meet Jane Henson (alongside Caroll Spinney) as a Uconn art student. She was lovely & told great stories about Jim.
Check out this illustrated tribute to Jerry Nelson by Caroll Spinney from LIFE Magazine's "Farewell 2012" issue.
TIME Magazine's Special Edition of those lost in 2012, has an amazing tribute to Jerry Nelson by Caroll Spinney.
Muppet fans, check out Life Magazine's 2012 Farewell issue with a gorgeous tribute to Jerry Nelson by Caroll Spinney.
This is Matt Vogel speaking at The Jerry Nelson Tribute at The Museum of the Moving Image; MAtt is Caroll Spinney's understudy for Big Bird, he also performs Little Bird and some of the Anything People.
"Caroll Spinney, the actor who has played Big Bird since the dawn of time, earns a comfortable 1-percenter income and nests in a gated estate in tony Woodstock, Conn. Rich-old-hippie welfare is an idea whose time has gone. Public-broadcasting executives earn incomes well into the six figures and sometimes into the seven figures. Sesame Workshop takes in hundreds of millions of dollars from Tickle Me Elmo and other merchandise. Big Bird is beak-deep in birdseed and does not require a half-billion dollars a year from taxpayers." -National Review Online
"Caroll Spinney, 78, has been the puppeteer behind Big Bird since “Sesame Street” hit the airwaves .. ...
It's not about Big Bird.It's about Caroll Spinney,Kevin Clash,Martin Robinson,& other cast members who work hard to help kids learn.
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Check out this great song posted by Muppet Wiki featuring Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Caroll Spinney...
I AM Big Bird Kickstarter campaign is now live! I AM Big Bird is the story of 78-year old Caroll Spinney, the only person to ever ...
Jim talks about Caroll Spinney, the man behind The notebook he refers to is what we share on
From "I am Big Bird" - Jim Henson explains how he met Caroll Spinney
Footage I've never seen of Jim Henson and Caroll Spinney (with some Richard Hunt in the background)? Excuse me while I cry.
Newsman Anderson Cooper looked like he actually got Oscar the Grouch to crack a smile at the 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. And who's that guy in the middle? None other than Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer behind iconic Sesame Street characters like Oscar and Big Bird.
Same way you give Caroll Spinney a Lifetime Achievement Award & just have him wage from the audience (past show).
Anderson Cooper with Oscar the Grouch and Caroll Spinney at
A puppet version of Harry Knowles interviewed a human version of Caroll Spinney:
Harry recalls his visit to Monster Palooza 2012 and a chance meeting with Big Bird himself, Caroll Spinney, sends Harry on a trip down memory lane and the no...
Mr. Harry Knowles (himself beautifully captures the feeling of meeting Caroll Spinney:
What is "I AM Big Bird?" It's a new documentary all about Caroll Spinney, and it's in the works right now!
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