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Big Bird

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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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