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Daytime Emmy-Winning Sesame Street Producer Dead at 64

Lisa Simon and Grover

Lisa Simon and Grover

Lisa Simon, who won 20 Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on the long-running PBS kids program Sesame Street, died on April 4 (her birthday) in New York, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She was 64.  

Simon began her tenure at Sesame Street while attending Hunter College four-and-a-half decades ago, reports THR. Her first position was as a caretaker to the child actors who appeared on the program. She also worked at the time as a file clerk. 

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Simon eventually worked her way up to production assistant and went on to produce and direct for the series. She is survived by her sister, two nieces and two grand-nephews.

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