American puppeteer best known for his roles as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on the children's series "Sesame Street"
Spinney announced his retirement from his acting in October 2018, with his last performance as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch airing on the show's 50th season special.
- Stephenson, Kathy; Horiuchi, Vince. "Q is for 'quiz': Celebrating 40 years of 'Sesame Street'". The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 November 2009.
- Itzkoff, Dave (October 17, 2018). "Original Big Bird, Caroll Spinney, Leaves 'Sesame Street' After Nearly 50 Years". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 17, 2018.