Caroll Spinney’s Death Cause, Age at Death, and More!

Caroll Spinney Death

The actor Caroll Spinney passed away at age 85, impressive.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Caroll Spinney net worth and salary: Caroll Spinney was an American puppeteer and cartoonist who had a net worth of $8 million at the time of his death in 2019. Caroll was most famous for playing the characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on the television series Sesame Street.

How did Caroll Spinney die?

Dystonia caused Caroll Spinney's death in 2019.

Spinney died at his home in Connecticut on Sunday after living with dystonia, a neurological movement disorder, for several years.

Information about the death of Caroll Spinney
Cause of deathDystonia
Age of death85 years
ProfessionActor, Comedian, Puppeteer, Voice Actor
BirthdayDecember 26, 1933
Death dateDecember 8, 2019
Place of deathWoodstock, Connecticut, United States
Place of burialN/A


"When he first started - Jim Henson, who created Bid Bird and Oscar - he said Big Bird was just a big, goofy guy. And it was - a script came along and I said, 'I think Big Bird would be much more useful to the show if he were a child learning all the things we were teaching in the show.' And so he didn't know the alphabet, even, for instance."

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"I think there's an awful lot of me in Big Bird, but Oscar is pretty much - I think I know how he thinks because he thinks exactly the opposite of what I think is a good way to be."

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"Frankly, I think if I won the lottery and won a billion dollars, I'd still want to continue doing this job. I love expressing myself through it. I've gotten to really love acting. And I've gotten to know Big Bird from the inside out so thoroughly it's like playing my kid. I can't imagine deliberately stopping."

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"When I was eight, I bought my first puppet. It was a monkey, and I paid five cents for it. I collected some scrap wood and built myself a puppet theatre. I made 32 cents with my first show, which I thought was pretty good, and that's when I knew I would be a puppeteer when I grew up."

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"Big Bird is based on what I learned as a child."

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