Tuesday, April 02, 2013

RIP: Jane Nebel Henson 1934-2013

Jane Henson died in her Connecticut home today after a long battle with cancer. She was 78. Mrs. Henson was the wife of Jim Henson from 1959 until his death in 1990. Jane met Jim in a puppetry class at the University of Maryland and soon after became an integral creative and business partner in what would become the world-famous Muppets. A tribute page celebrating Jane and featuring images from her life can be found HERE.


Anonymous said...

My parents went to college with both of them at Maryland. Nice people. The orignal Kermit and A-bear sit in her sorority house showcase as the characters were developed for local DC tv at the time.

Yank said...

I used to know Jane. She was utterly wonderful. I'm so sad.