Kermit Love

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Kermit Love

  • Birth 5 Aug 1916 Spring Lake, Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 21 Jun 2008 Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
  • Memorial ID 27785372

Costume desinger and puppet builder, best known for his work on ballets and for building the iconic Big Bird of "Sesame Street" fame. Love started working ballets in the early 1930s working with such notable names as George Blanchine and Jerome Robbards. In the 1960s, Love met Jim Henson and puppet builder, Don Sahlin. Love used his skills as a costume designer to create full-body characters, the most notable including, Big Bird, Snuffulupogus, and the LaChoy Dragon.


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  • Created by: LongLiveRock
  • Added: 24 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27785372
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Kermit Love (5 Aug 1916–21 Jun 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27785372, ; Maintained by LongLiveRock (contributor 46902106) Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.