Co-Creator of Sesame Street’s Big Bird dies at 91. Leaves behind male partner of 50 years

NYTimes.com has published the obituary of 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…”

The obit says the death was caused by congestive heart failure.

The Times remembers Love’s work: “Although Mr. Love collaborated with luminaries of dance like George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Robert Joffrey, Jerome Robbins and Twyla Tharp, it was the 8-foot-2, yellow-feathered Big Bird and his 7-foot, woolly mammoth-like friend Mr. Snuffleupagus – both perennially 6 years old – that brought him global attention.”

Kermit Love lived in Stanfordville, N.Y., with his male partner of 50 years. He was 91.

One thought on “Co-Creator of Sesame Street’s Big Bird dies at 91. Leaves behind male partner of 50 years

  • July 1, 2008 at 8:44 pm
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    Kermit Love would make Sesame Street a better place to be. My condolences to his partner. Somehow, I suppose even 50 years together just wasn’t enough.

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