Carroll Spinney, who originated and played Sesame Street’s Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch for 50 years, is retiring. There’s a very nice biographical sketch in the New York Times.
There’s an equally wonderful press release from Sesame Workshop.
Thanks, Mr. Spinney. You helped a lot of kids dream; you helped a lot of kids fly. You have an amazing collection of awards and honors, but the best should be all those kids you helped to dream.