Caroll Spinney (born December 26, 1933 – death December 8, 2019) was an American Author, Speaker, Cartoonist, and Puppeteer based in Waltham (Massachusetts, USA). He served in the US Air Force.
Furthermore, he illustrated a comic strip about military life, i.e., Harvey. He then animated a black-white cartoon Crazy Crayon. In 1955, he moved to Las Vegas City. Caroll worked on the Rascal Rabbit show. Peppa Pig is a popular British cartoon character.
He reached Boston for The Judy and Google show. In his career, he established as a top animator and commercial artist. However, he diagnosed with a neurological disorder, i.e., dystonia.
He had muscle contractions in his body. Spinney could not move. Still, he died in his Woodstock home on December 8, 2019.
Early Life, Parents, Childhood
Caroll Edwin Spinney ‘s birth date is 26th of December 1933 (age 85 years, at the time of his death) based in Waltham. Furthermore, his mom is from Bolton, England. Caroll took birth on Christmas day. He associated with painting and drawing in childhood.
He saw in the performance in Three Little Kittens. Then, he purchased puppets from the rummy sale. He organized a puppet show after that.
Caroll did some theater work. Additionally, Spinney gifted Punch and Judy Puppet Theater. He graduated from the Action High School. Edwin also served in the US Air Force.
Wedding, Spouse, Children & Girlfriend
In 1960, he married his first spouse Janice Spinney. Furthermore, he has three children and then four grandchildren.
He divorced his former partner after ten years wedding. Spinney tied knot second time with Debra Jean Gilroy in 1979.
|Real Full Birth Name||Caroll Edwin Spinney.|
|Profession||Author, Speaker, Cartoonist, and Puppeteer.|
|In the News For||Died on December 8, 2019, in his Woodstock home.|
|Date of Birth||December 26, 1933.|
|Age (How Old: as of 2018)||85 years old.|
|Hometown/Birthplace||Waltham (Massachusetts, USA).|
|Date of Death||December 8, 2019.|
|Cause||Dystonia health issue.|
|Home Location||Woodstock, USA.|
|Place||In his home in Woodstock, USA.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 5' 9".
Centimeters: 177 cm.
Meters: 1.77 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 68 Kg.
Pounds: 149 lbs.
|Shoe Size (UK)||8.5|
|Parents||Father: Name not available.
Mother: Will Update Soon.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wife/Spouse Name||1. Janice Spinney.
2. Debra Jean Gilroy.
|Children||Will Update Soon.|
|School||Action High School.|
|Films||1. The Muppet Movie (1979).
2. The Great Muppet Caper (1981).
3. Night of 100 Stars II (1985).
4. Follow that Bird (1985).
5. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993).
6. The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland (1999).
7. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009).
|Television Shows||1. The Judy and Goggle Show (1958-59).
2. Sesame Street (1969–2018).
3. Out to Lunch (1974).
4. The Muppet Show (1979).
5. The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986).
6. Learn Along with Sesame (1996–2001).
7. Between the Lions (2001).
8. Little Children, Big Challenges: Divorce (2012).
9. Supernatural (2015).
|Awards||1. Four Daytime Emmy Awards winner.
2. Two Grammy Awards.
3. National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Lifetime Achievement Award (33rd Daytime Emmy Awards, 2006).
|Assets & Wealth|
|Annual Earnings & Income||$300,000 US Dollars.|
|Net worth (value)||$8 Million US Dollars.|
|Love to Do|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Cruise.
Cartoonist: Jim Davis & Walt Disney.
|Hobbies||Cooking & Watching theater plays.|
|Favorite Food||Chinese Dishes.|
|Dream Travel Place||Moscow & Iceland.|
|Favorite Color||Brown & Grey.|
Some Lesser Known Facts about Caroll Spinney
- In 2018, he officially announced his retirement from Oscar and the Grouch and Big Bird.
- The list of his filmography includes The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Carter, Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey, and Follow That Bird.
- His notable artworks include Luna Bird painting and Mr. Hopper.
- The Hollywood Reporter revealed his estimated net worth $8 Million US Dollars. Moreover, his earnings are $300K.
- He recorded the 50th season of Big Bird, and Oscar aired in 2019.
- Caroll gave his best shot as a granny bird in the Big Bird program.
- Additionally, he met Jim Henson in 1962 during the puppet festival.
- Both of them shared common interests and then collaborated for the work.
- How tall: Caroll Spinney stands out 5 feet 9 inches decent height (177 in cm). Moreover, he has around 68 Kilogram body weight.
- He joined the team of the Sesame Streets in the inaugural season during 1969.
- In 1969, he received an invitation to the Puppeteers of America Film Festival, Utah.
- Caroll conducted orchestra events in the USA, Boston, Canada, and White House (USA) multiple times.
- He honored with two Grammy Awards and four Daytime Emmy Awards.
- In 1994, he got a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
- In the 33rd Daytime Emmy Awards, he earned a National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award.
- He also named as the Eighty Over Eighty Gala 2016 honorees of The New Jewish Home.