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Roscoe Orman: The Man Behind the Icon

You probably know Roscoe Orman best as Sesame Street’s Gordon Robinson, the iconic role he’s played since 1974. Yet Orman’s fame as Gordon masks his artistry and experience as a multifaceted character actor, performing everyone from lawless pimps to Lincoln … Continue reading

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The Count Writes A Haiku: Jerry Nelson (1934-2012)

Cape Cod in February has an austere beauty: sand dunes draped in snow, grey-streaked skies, a generous silence. My friend Mallory and I parked outside the house five minutes before our noon appointment and stood by the car getting our … Continue reading

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Jerry Nelson, 1934-2012

Muppeteer Jerry Nelson died yesterday. I’m very sad. In addition to being one of the main Muppet performers for over fifty years, a master at vocal versatility, singing chops, and bringing puppets to life, he was also a master at … Continue reading

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Honoring Richard Hunt

Today would have been Richard Hunt’s 61st birthday, and as a treat I’m sharing his rare in-person Sesame Street cameo, aired November 1981 in episode 1576. In 1981, the 30-year-old Hunt had been with The Muppets for a decade. Jerry … Continue reading

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Freudberg Interview Cited in NY Times

How exciting! The New York Times quoted and cited my interview with Judy Freudberg in her obituary. The interview was also utilized by the Hollywood Reporter; After Ellen; and MSN TV news. I’m so glad to help people appreciate Freudberg’s … Continue reading

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