Caroll Spinney has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" for nearly 50 years. The 84-year-old Woodstock CT resident was also Oscar the Grouch.
Tomorrow will be his final day bringing each character to life, after a half a century!
Spinney says the physical requirements of performing the characters became difficult and he even developed problems with his balance. Ya think!? You're 84! He actually stopped being the puppeteer for Big Bird in 2015 and has only provided the voices for him and Oscar since.
Thank you for SO many years of entertainment, and enjoy Mohegan Sun.