CO-CREATOR OF MUPPETS IS DEAD AT 78

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Jim and Jane Henson in the 1950s 

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            Jane Henson (Nebel; June 16, 1934 – April 2, 2013)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Jim Henson Co. says Henson’s partner in
marriage and Muppets has died.

The company says Jane Henson died Tuesday at her Connecticut
home following a battle with cancer.

She and Jim Henson met in a University of Maryland puppetry class
in the mid-1950s, and they became creative and business partners
in the development of the Muppets.

The Henson’s married in 1959 and had five children: Lisa, Cheryl,
Brian, John and Heather. The pair separated in 1986, and Jim
Henson died in 1990.

In 1992, Jane Henson created and funded The Jim Henson Legacy
to preserve his artistic contributions.

A memorial Mass is planned next week.

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Jane and Jim with a member of the Muppet family

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