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Actor, Director and Puppeteer Frank Oz.

Film director Frank Oz. He directed the comedy "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" that starred Steve Martin and Michael Caine. But Oz is still best known as the creator and voice behind Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster and Fozzie Bear, characters who make up the Muppets. Oz, who joined Muppet Show-creator Jim Henson in 1963, also directed the Muppet films, like "The Muppets Take Manhattan." His other film is the musical comedy "Little Shop of Horrors." (Rebroadcast. Originally broadcast on Tuesday, December 20, 1988.)


Other segments from the episode on September 4, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 4, 1989: Interview with Frank Oz; Commentary on women rockabilly musicians; Interview with Mickey Hart; Commentary on "getting by."


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