Obituary of Caroll Spinney

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Caroll Spinney

Caroll Spinney (born December 26th, 1933 in Waltham, Massachusetts) was a Puppeteer who was best known for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on the American educational TV show "Sesame Street". Caroll died on December 8th, 2019 and his death was due to respiratory failure. He died at the ripe old age of 85.

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Caroll Spinney Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Spinney, Caroll
    • Common Name: Caroll Spinney
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
    • Birth Date: December 26, 1933
    • Age: 85 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Big Bird, Oscar the grouch, Carol
    • Occupations: Puppeteer, Cartoonist

    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Lays Chips
    • Favorite Color: Gold (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Caroll's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Caroll Edwin Spinney
    • Father: Chester Spinney
    • Mother: Margaret Spinney
    • Brother(s):
      • Bruce Spinney
      • Glenn Spinney
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Janice Spinney ​(married 1960-divorced 1971)​
      • Debra Jean Gilroy ​(married 1979-2019, his death)
    • Son(s):
      • two
    • Daughter(s):
      • one
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Death Notice:

  • Date: December 08, 2019
  • Place: Woodstock, Connecticut, United States
  • Cause of Death: Respiratory Failure (due to dystonia)

Category Tags:

PuppeteerCartoonist American Born on December 26th Born in 1933 Born in MassachusettsDied in 2019Died from Respiratory Failure

Quotable Quotes:

"[on his lifelong love of performing puppetry] Somehow I was shy enough to not care about being seen. And I figured if could ever get on a TV show with a character that I enjoyed doing, it might even get famous. And voila!" (IMDB)

"A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself."

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Related Links:

Caroll Spinney @ Wikipedia
Caroll Spinney @ IMDB

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