Sesame Street: Living or Dead?

Which cast members of American children's television program Sesame Street have died?

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American children's television program

Sesame Street

Started 10 Nov 1969
Episodes 4,378
Correction?
Sesame Street
Sesame Street
photo by Neil Grabowsky

About Sesame Street

Sesame Street is a long-running American children's television series, produced by Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children's Television Workshop) and created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett. The program is known for its educational content, and images communicated through the use of Jim Henson's Muppets, animation, short films, humor, and cultural references. The series premiered on November 10, 1969, to positive reviews, some controversy, and high viewership; it has aired on the U.S.'s national public television provider (PBS) since its debut, with its first run moving to premium channel HBO on January 16, 2016. The show has undergone significant changes throughout its history. The format of Sesame Street consists of a combination of commercial television production elements and techniques which have evolved to reflect the changes in American culture and the audience's viewing habits. With the creation of Sesame Street, producers and writers of a children's television show used, for the first time, educational goals and a curriculum to shape its content. It was also the first time a show's educational effects were studied. Shortly after creating Sesame Street, its producers developed what came to be called the "CTW model" (after the production company's previous name), a system of television show planning, production, and evaluation based on collaborations between producers, writers, educators, and researchers. The show was initially funded by government and private foundations but has become somewhat self-supporting due to revenues from licensing arrangements, international sales, and other media. By 2006, there were independently produced versions, or "co-productions", of Sesame Street broadcast in twenty countries. In 2001 there were over 120 million viewers of various international versions of Sesame Street, and by the show's 40th anniversary in 2009, it was broadcast in more than 140 countries. By its 40th anniversary in 2009, Sesame Street was the fifteenth-highest-rated children's television show in the United States. A 1996 survey found that 95% of all American preschoolers had watched the show by the time they were three years old. In 2008, it was estimated that 77 million Americans had watched the series as children. As of 2014, Sesame Street has won 167 Emmy Awards and 8 Grammy Awards—more than any other children's show.

Other cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of Sesame Street:

Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg
American model, comedian, actress, author, activist, and game show host (1972-)
Alive
Ricky Gervais
English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter
Alive
Henry Winkler
American actor, director and writer
Alive
Amy Poehler
American actress
Alive
Lin-Manuel Miranda
American actor and musician
Alive
Dave Grohl
American rock musician
Alive
Donald Glover
American artist
Alive
Ellen DeGeneres
American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer
Alive
Cameron Diaz
American actress
Alive
Erykah Badu
American neo-soul singer
Alive
Wendy Williams
American television host, businesswoman, and author
Alive
Carol Burnett
American actress, comedienne, singer, dancer, writer
Alive
Kate McKinnon
American comedian and actress
Alive
Neil Patrick Harris
American actor and host
Alive
Audra Mcdonald
American singer and actress
Alive
Jimmy Fallon
American talk show host and comedian
Alive
Paul Reubens
American actor, writer, film producer, game show host, and comedian
Alive
Tracey Ullman
English-born actress, comedian, singer, dancer, screenwriter, producer, director, author and businesswoman
Alive
Mindy Kaling
American actress, writer, and comedian
Alive
Janelle Monáe
American singer
Alive
Tim McGraw
American country pop singer
Alive
Larry King
American television and radio host
Dead
Kelsey Grammer
American actor
Alive
Samantha Bee
Canadian comedic actress and author
Alive
Sara Bareilles
American recording artist; pop rock singer-songwriter and pianist
Alive
Jimmy Kimmel
American talk show host and comedian
Alive
Sutton Foster
American actress
Alive
Tiffany Haddish
American comedian and actress
Alive
John Legend
American singer, songwriter, producer, actor, and philanthropist
Alive
Jason Alexander
American actor
Alive
Randy Travis
American country music and gospel music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor
Alive
Jay Leno
American stand-up comedian and television host
Alive
Jeff Goldblum
American actor
Alive
Sandra Oh
Canadian actress
Alive
Jack Black
American actor, comedian, musician, music producer, and YouTuber
Alive
Liev Schreiber
American actor
Alive
Julianna Margulies
American actress
Alive
Howie Mandel
Canadian comedian, television personality, screenwriter, actor, voice actor, producer, director, entrepreneur, game show host and author
Alive
Giancarlo Esposito
American film and television actor
Alive
Kat Dennings
American actress
Alive
Sherri Shepherd
American actress, comedian, author and television personality
Alive
Will Arnett
Canadian actor
Alive
Kyra Sedgwick
actress from the United States
Alive
Casey Kasem
American radio personality, actor, singer, voice artist, and comedian
Dead
Raúl Juliá
Puerto Rican actor
Dead
Seth Green
American actor
Alive
Skai Jackson
American actress, YouTuber, and author
Alive
Andrea Martin
American-Canadian actress
Alive
Allison Williams
American actress, comedian and singer
Alive
Debra Messing
American actress
Alive
Carol Kane
American actress and comedian
Alive
Yeardley Smith
American actress
Alive
Harry Connick Jr.
American singer, conductor, pianist, actor, and composer
Alive
Tatyana Ali
American actress and singer
Alive
Gilbert Gottfried
American actor and comedian
Alive
Donny Osmond
singer from the United States and member of The Osmonds
Alive
Sid Caesar
American comic actor and writer
Dead
Lou Diamond Phillips
American film, television, and stage actor
Alive
John Goodman
American actor, voice artist and comedian
Alive
James Gandolfini
Emmy award winning American actor
Dead
Josh Gad
American actor
Alive
Wayne Brady
American comedian and actor
Alive
Andy Cohen
American radio and television talk show host
Alive
Alan Arkin
American actor, director, musician and singer
Alive
Daveed Diggs
American actor and rapper
Alive
Jeffrey Wright
American actor
Alive
Michael McKean
American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and musician
Alive
Ray Romano
American stand-up comedian
Alive
Amy Sedaris
American comedian and actor
Alive
Tori Kelly
American singer
Alive
Amy Brenneman
American actress
Alive
Ruth Buzzi
American actress, comedian, and singer
Alive
Holly Robinson Peete
American actress and singer (born September 18, 1964) (age 59)
Alive
Mario Lopez
American television host and actor
Alive
Tichina Arnold
American actress and singer
Alive
Christopher Meloni
American actor
Alive
David Hyde Pierce
American actor
Alive
Taye Diggs
actor
Alive
Harvey Fierstein
American actor
Alive
Tony Sirico
American film and television actor
Alive
Sinbad
American comedian and actor
Alive
Taran Killam
American actor and comedian
Alive
Keshia Knight Pulliam
American actress
Alive
Cindy Herron
American actress and singer
Alive
David Alan Grier
American actor and comedian
Alive
Noah Wyle
American actor
Alive
Daws Butler
Voice actor
Dead
Richard Belzer
American actor and comedian
Alive
Geri Jewell
American actress
Alive
Kim Raver
American actress
Alive
Eric Stonestreet
actor
Alive
Hal Smith
actor
Dead
Sterling K. Brown
American actor
Alive
Steve Whitmire
American puppeteer
Alive
Donald Faison
actor
Alive
Anthony Daniels
English actor
Alive
Judah Friedlander
actor from the United States
Alive
Matt Frewer
American Canadian actor
Alive
Christopher Jackson
American actor
Alive
Paul Dooley
American actor, writer, and comedian
Alive
Michael Che
American comedian
Alive
Arte Johnson
American actor (1929-2019)
Dead
Dawn Robinson
Anerican singer
Alive
Bobby Moynihan
American actor
Alive
Marilyn Sokol
American actress
Alive
T. R. Knight
American actor
Alive
Adam Rodríguez
American actor
Alive
Richard Kind
American actor
Alive
Lillias White
American singer-actor
Alive
Tyler James Williams
American actor
Alive
Michael Jeter
American actor
Dead
Dennis Franz
American actor
Alive
John Korty
director
Alive
Eugene Byrd
American actor
Alive
Rico Rodriguez
American actor
Alive
Will Lee
American actor
Dead
Gedde Watanabe
American actor and comedian
Alive
Sydney Lucas
American actor, singer and television actor
Alive
Kyle Rideout
Canadian actor
Alive
Troy Beyer
American actor, screenwriter and director
Alive
Alexis Cruz
American actor
Alive