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Caroll Spinney signs autographs during the Dean Martin Expo and Nostalgic, Comedy and Comic Convention featuring collections of memorabilia from 1950's and 60's in New York on June 28, 2014. Photo by Eduardo Munoz/Reuters
Sesame Street puppeteer Caroll Spinney dies at age 85

Caroll Spinney, who gave Big Bird his warmth and Oscar the Grouch his growl for nearly 50 years on “Sesame Street,” died Sunday at the age of 85 at his home in Connecticut, according to the Sesame Workshop.

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