Jane Henson

Jane Henson
Jane Ann Nebel

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DiedApril 2, 2013(2013-04-02) (aged 78)
Cause of deathCancer
Other namesJane Nebel Henson
Alma materUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Board member ofJim Henson Foundation,
The Jim Henson Legacy,
American Center for Children's Television
Spouse(s)Jim Henson
(m. 1959-1986; separated)
ChildrenLisa Henson
Cheryl Henson
Brian Henson
John Henson
Heather Henson
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Jane Henson (Jane Ann Nebel; June 16, 1934 – April 2, 2013) was an American puppeteer and the widow of puppeteer Jim Henson.

Henson was born on June 16, 1934 in St. Albans, Queens, New York City. She studied at the University of Maryland, College Park. Henson was married to Jim Henson from 1959 until they separated in 1986. They had 5 children. Henson died on April 2, 2013 in her home in Greenwich, Connecticut from cancer, aged 78.[1][2]


  1. "Jane Henson, Muppets Co-Creator And Widow Of Jim Henson, Dies At 78". USA Today. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  2. "Jane Henson, Who Helped Create Muppets With Husband Jim, Dies at 78". Variety. 2 April 2013. Retrieved 3 April 2013.

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