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.
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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