The actor Caroll Spinney passed away at age 85, impressive.
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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.
|Cause of death||Dystonia|
|Age of death||85 years|
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, Puppeteer, Voice Actor|
|Birthday||December 26, 1933|
|Death date||December 8, 2019|
|Place of death||Woodstock, Connecticut, United States|
|Place of burial||N/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."Caroll Spinney
"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."Caroll Spinney
"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."Caroll Spinney
"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."Caroll Spinney
"Big Bird is based on what I learned as a child."Caroll Spinney