A puppeteer since he was 8 years old, Caroll Spinney has been the man inside Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since Sesame Street began in 1969. He has been honored with six Emmy Awards (one being the Lifetime Achievement Award), two Grammy honors, two gold records, four honorary degrees, and a star on Hollywood Boulevard. He has written and illustrated his autobiography, The Wisdom of Big Bird, and most recently he had a full-length documentary made about his life story called I Am Big Bird.
Living & Learning
The man inside Big Bird says doing one thing can make all the difference
Work & Purpose
How Encore Fellows use their corporate experience to boost nonprofits
This special report includes storytelling, news and information about health care for older adults in rural areas
Our special series, Vitality Arts, shows the powerful effect that participating in the arts can have on our minds, bodies and souls. Look to this page for information, resources and inspiration that will help you age better through the arts and show that creativity has no age limit.