Joan Ganz Cooney

American television producer

Joan Ganz Cooney (born Joan Ganz; November 30, 1929) is an American television producer. She is one of the founders of Sesame Workshop (originally Children's Television Workshop or CTW), the organization famous for the creation of the children's television show Sesame Street, which was also co-created by her.[1]

Joan Ganz Cooney
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Cooney in 1985
Born
Joan Ganz

(1929-11-30) November 30, 1929 (age 90)
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Alma materUniversity of Arizona (B.A., Education, 1951)
OccupationTelevision producer
Known forChildren's Television Workshop (1968-2000), Sesame Workshop (2000–present), Sesame Street (1969–present)
Spouse(s)Tim Cooney
Peter G. Peterson

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