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‘Sesame Street’ Costumer Love Dies

Jun 24, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Kermit Love, a costume designer who co-created the “Sesame Street” characters Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus, died on June 21 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. from congestive heart failure, the New York Times reports. Love built the Big Bird costume, in addition to helping design Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster and creating characters for 22 foreign versions of the show, the newspaper says. He was 91.
—Vlada Gelman

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  1. God Bless you, sir and all the love and enjoyment you brought to generations of young people…the smiles on my three kids at the sight of Big Bird are etched forever in my memory…Thank you.
    Peter Bright

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