Maria Perego, Topo Gigio’s Creator, Dies at 95 – The New York Times

The mouse puppet that she made in the late 1950s in Italy became a worldwide phenomenon, with the help of “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Announces Retirement from Sesame Street – Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop honors Spinney’s remarkable fifty-year career performing iconic characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (New York, NY – October 17, 2018) – Puppeteer Caroll Spinney today announced that he is stepping down from the roles of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, which he has performed on Sesame Street since its 1969 premiere. …

Source: Puppeteer Caroll Spinney Announces Retirement from Sesame Street – Sesame Workshop