Caroll Spinney portrayed both 'Big Bird' and 'Oscar the Grouch' on Sesame Street. The author, artist, and puppeteer passed away week at age 85. Spinney retired in 2018 after starting on Sesame Street in 1969.
Spinney was honored with four Daytime Emmy Awards and two Grammy Awards for his work in Sesame Street. Spinney received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1994 and the Library of Congress' Living Legend award in 2000.