Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Jane Henson 1934-2013

I am saddened to hear that Jane Henson died today. She was Jim Henson's widow, but she was also his first collaborator (all the way back to Afternoon with Inga, which pre-dates Sam and Friends), the second ever Muppeteer, and the founder of the Jim Henson Legacy (the organization that, among other things, is doing the Jim Henson's Fantastic World museum exhibit) and the Jane Henson Foundation. Her Muppet work has too often gone unsung, and her non-Muppet-related activity (including sponsoring school music programs) left a positive contribution to the world. You can read about her life on the Henson website's Celebrating Jane Henson page.

Thank you, Jane, for everything.

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