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Biography

Source: Wikipedia

Big Bird is a character on the children's television show Sesame Street. Officially performed by Caroll Spinney since 1969, he is an eight-foot two-inch (249 cm) tall bright primrose-yellow bird. He can roller skate, ice skate, dance, sing, write poetry, draw and even ride a unicycle. But despite this wide array of talents, he is prone to frequent misunderstandings, on one occasion even singing the alphabet as one big long word (from the song called "ABC-DEF-GHI," pronounced "ab-keddef-gajihkel-monop-quristuv-wixyz"), pondering what it could ever mean. He lives in a large nest behind the 123 Sesame Street brownstone and has a teddy bear named Radar.

Fact file

  • First appearance: November 10, 1969
  • Created by: Jim Henson Kermit Love
  • Portrayed by: Caroll Spinney (1969–present) Matt Vogel (circa 1998–present; understudy)
  • Voiced by: Caroll Spinney
  • Aliases: Grandsonny, a nickname given to him by his Granny Bird Bird, by his best friend, Mr. Snuffleupagus
  • Gender: Male

Read more about Big Bird at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Big Bird, Bella Thorne’s Cats and More: Your Week in Pop Culture
NY Times Movies, 2018-10-19 17:54:29
What you need to know from this week’s TV, music and movie news.

Big Bird actor Caroll Spinney leaves "Sesame Street"
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2018-10-18 23:17:45
After nearly five decades, the actor who voiced Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch is leaving "Sesame Street." Caroll Spinney performed in thousands of episodes for the show. CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil reports.

The Enduring Appeal of Oscar the Grouch
NY Times TV, 2018-10-17 23:35:33
Big Bird’s nice, but Oscar, who loves trash and shuns his neighbors, is a lovable curmudgeon.

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