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End of an era: Original Big Bird is leaving ‘Sesame Street’

NEW YORK, United States -- After nearly 50 years on Sesame Street, the actor who has brought Big Bird to life on the iconic children s television series since its debut in 1969 is retiring. Puppeteer Caroll Spinney, who also plays Oscar the Grouch, has hand-picked his successors to play the two roles -- after mentoring them for more than two decades. Big Bird brought me so many places, opened my mind and nurtured my soul, Spinney said in a statement released Wednesday by Sesame Workshop, the nonprof

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