Jane Henson

Born Jun 16, 1934
Hometown St. Albans
Died Apr 2, 2013
Death Place Greenwich, Connec...
Nationality American
Alma Mater University of Mar...
Other Names Nebel, Jane Ann

Jane Ann Henson is the widow of puppeteer Jim Henson. Born Jane Ann Nebel and raised in New York, she met Henson while both were freshmen at the University of Maryland, College Park. They worked together on the live fifties television show Sam and Friends, where Jane collaborated with Jim in performing Muppets and devising several of the show's technical innovations, including the use of television monitors to watch their performances in real time.… Read More

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1934 Birth Born on June 16, 1934.


1959 25 Years Old They were married in 1959 and had five children. … Read More


1978 44 Years Old She was also responsible for the hiring of puppeteer Steve Whitmire in 1978, after he gave her an impromptu audition in an Atlanta, Georgia airport restaurant.


1986 52 Years Old She and Jim separated in 1986 although they remained close until his death in 1990.
1992 58 Years Old In 1992 Jane established The Jim Henson Legacy to preserve and perpetuate the work of her late husband. … Read More
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