Thursday, June 26, 2008

Sesame Street designer, Kermit Love dies at 91


Kermit Love, the costume designer for some of ballet’s most renowned choreographers whose greatest fame came as a creator, with Jim Henson, of the beloved “Sesame Street” characters Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus, died on Saturday in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He was 91 and lived in Stanfordville, N.Y.

I saw the very first Sesame Street in 1969. That show has done more for kids and non-English speaking athletes and immigrants than will ever be truly known.

The Snuffleupagus was one of my earliest mind-bending experiences.

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