Emmy-Winning ‘Sesame Street’ Director Dies

Nov 26, 2012  •  Post A Comment

A “Sesame Street” director who won six Daytime Emmy Awards for directing episodes of the long-running children’s show died Nov. 21 of unknown causes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Emily Squires was 71.

Squires wrote and directed episodes of "Between the Lions," another PBS series, and earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for co-producing the 1994 children’s special "All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!," the story notes.

She also wrote for several soap operas, including "Search for Tomorrow" and "Guiding Light," the piece reports. She is survived by her husband, Len Belzer, with whom she wrote the 2000 book "Spiritual Places In and Around New York City."

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