Kermit Love (Fine Arts, Alumnus and Faculty)

Big Bird, (1969)
COURTESY OF SESAME WORKSHOP

As master puppet builder, Love brought the puppet originally conceived by Jim Henson to life. Big Bird made the cover of Time magazine in 1970 with a headline proclaiming Sesame Street “TV’s Gift to Children.” One of two Muppets to have a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, Big Bird made Love a partner in the early education of generations of children around the world.