Birth Date: September 24, 1936
Birth Place: Greenville, Mississippi
Date of Death: May 16, 1990 / Age: 53
Cause of Death: bacterial pneumonia
Biography: James Maury Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990), commonly known as Jim Henson, was one of the most important puppeteers in modern American television history. He was also a filmmaker, television producer, and the founder of The Jim Henson Company, the Jim Henson Foundation, and Jim Henson's Creature Shop.
Creator of The Muppets, and the leading force behind their long creative run, Henson brought an engaging cast of characters, innovative ideas, and a sense of timing and humor to millions of people. He is also widely acknowledged for the ongoing vision of faith, friendship, magic, and love which was infused in nearly all of his work