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Kermit Ernest Hollingshead Love
August 7, 1916
|Died||June 21, 2008 (aged 91)|
|Cause of death||Congestive heart failure|
|Occupation||Puppeteer, costume designer and actor|
Kermit Ernest Hollingshead Love (August 7, 1916 – June 21, 2008) was an American puppeteer, costume designer, and actor in children's television and on Broadway. He was best known for his work on Muppets, mainly ones on Sesame Street.
In the 1960s, Don Sahlin told Love to meet with Jim Henson, which was where Love and Henson first met. Due to his work in theater, Love knew how to make full-body puppets well. Soon after, Love made Big Bird and other muppets. Even though his name was Kermit, he was not the namesake of Kermit the Frog, who Henson made before meeting Love.