Jim henson: the biography is a biographical account of jim henson's life and career written by brian jay jones the 672-page hardcover was released on september 24, 2013 (henson's 77th birthday) by random house/ ballantine books. Jim henson, the man behind the muppets, was born on september 24, 1936, in greenville, mississippi henson began working as a puppeteer in college, creating characters like kermit the frog he worked as a producer on sesame street, a popular kids' show that launched in 1969, and created the muppet show in 1976.
Jim henson: a biography is rich with such details brian jay jones draws upon new interviews with family and friends, reams of archival material, and henson’s own journals to provide a nuanced study of a preternaturally gifted, relentlessly driven artist.
Jim henson biography, life, interesting facts jim henson was an american artist, cartoonist, and puppeteer born on september 24th, 1936 he was also a filmmaker and screenwriter best remembered for creating the muppets.
Jim henson, byname of james maury henson, (born september 24, 1936, greenville, mississippi, us—died may 16, 1990, new york, new york), american puppeteer and filmmaker, creator of the muppets of television and motion pictures he coined the term muppets as a meld of marionettes and puppets his. Jones, whose previous book was a biography of washington irving that speculated the author might have been homosexual, here prefers not to delve too deeply into his subject’s love life his account of henson’s complicated marriage to jane henson, a talented puppeteer in her own right, is more tactful than insightful.
Jim henson: the biography is a fantastic story of a brilliant life cut short, but it can also be read as a blueprint for following your bliss” — bookpage “ jim henson: the biography feels comprehensive without bogging down it will keep readers turning pages and enjoying every scene from henson’s life. Henson's alma mater, university of maryland, commissioned a life-size statue of henson and kermit the frog, which was dedicated on september 24, 2003 was raised on and heavily influenced by the early tv shows of comics milton berle , sid caesar and ernie kovacs.
Jim henson, byname of james maury henson, (born september 24, 1936, greenville, mississippi, us—died may 16, 1990, new york, new york), american puppeteer and filmmaker, creator of the muppets of television and motion pictures. His second book, jim henson: the biography was a national bestsel a former policy analyst and adviser in the us senate, jones took up biography in 2008, with the publication of his award-winning washington irving.
For the first time ever-a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth-century's most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable jim henson.