Jane Ann Henson

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Jane Ann Henson (Nebel)

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Birthplace: St. Albans, New York, Queens, New York, United States
Death: Died in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Cause of death: Cancer
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Adalbert Nebel and Winifred C. Nebel
Wife of Jim Henson
Mother of <private> Henson; <private> Henson; <private> Henson; John Henson and <private> Henson
Sister of <private> Nebel and <private> Nebel

Occupation: Puppeteer; board member, Jim Henson Foundation and American Center for Children's Television; founder of Jim Henson Legacy
Managed by: Ashley Odell
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About Jane Ann Henson

Jane Henson was an American puppeteer and the wife of puppeteer Jim Henson.

She was a puppeteer in her own right, serving as the showrunner for Sam and Friends, teaching future Jim Henson Company puppeteers vital skills like lip syncing, performing Muppets on Sesame Street, and hiring new talent. She also served on the boards of the Jim Henson Foundation and the American Center for Children's Television.

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Jane Ann Henson's Timeline

1934
June 16, 1934
New York, Queens, New York, United States
1959
May 27, 1959
Age 24
Salisbury, Wicomico, Maryland, United States
1965
April 25, 1965
Age 30
1986
1986
Age 51

Jane and Jim Henson separated in 1986 although they remained close until his death in 1990

2013
April 3, 2013
Age 78
Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States