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Kermit Love
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    (August 5, 1916-June 21, 2008)
    Born in Spring Lake, New Jersey
    Designed costumes for the ballets 'Rodeo' (1942), 'Fancy Free' (1946), 'Don Quixote' (1965), 'Parade' (1973), 'The Spellbound Child' (1975), 'Sorrow Floats' (1984) and 'The Nutcracker' (1987)
    Designed the Muppets Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster
    Portrayed Willy the hot dog vendor in Sesame Street
    He encouraged Kevin Clash to audition for Sesame Street, paving the way for Elmo's future domination.
    Carroll Spinney said, 'He looked very much like Santa Claus but was a little more like the Grinch.'
    He and Jim Henson both denied that he was the namesake for Kermit the Frog.
    Google 'Kermit Love' without the safety filters and you can stumble across images that will never let you look at the Muppets the same way again.
    He worked with Orson Welles' Mercury Theater and legendary choreographers George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Agnes DeMille and Twyla Tharp.
    He won an Emmy (1976) and a Daytime Emmy (1990) for his 'Sesame Street' work.
    He and partner Christopher Lyall were together for 50 years until his death.
    Kevin Clash said, 'For Kermit the costume was just the beginning. He taught how to create the character out of the costume.'

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