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Don Sahlin (June 19, 1928 – February 19, 1978) was a Muppet designer and builder who worked for Jim Henson from 1962 to 1977. His first creation for Jim Henson was Rowlf the Dog, which he built in 1962 for a series of Purina Dog Chow commercials. Don would go on to design and build most of the Muppet characters, including Bert and Ernie, Grover, and Cookie Monster among others. His character designs are often recognizable for their spheroid heads partially bisected to create large mouths. Although always based on sketches by Jim Henson, the Muppet founder regularly stated that it was Don who should be credited with creating the actual Muppet "look", and Henson later had a bench in London dedicated to his memory. The series finale of Fraggle Rock is also dedicated to him. After all the regular credits have been shown, a special credit appears which reads "This show is for Don Sahlin".
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Date Of BirthJune 19, 1928
Died1978-02-19
Place Of BirthStratford, Connecticut, USA
ProfessionMiscellaneous Crew, Visual Effects, Art Department
Star SignGemini
#Fact
1A practical joker. He once set a trigger that released 500 ping-pong balls on the head of Jerry Juhl when he sat down at his desk.
2An expert Muppet maker, he built many of the characters for the first season of The Muppet Show (1976).
3The first puppet he made for Jim Henson was Rowlf the Dog in 1962 for a Purina Dog Food commercial.
4Jim Henson said he was responsible for much of the Muppet style that people think of. Don would call the sketches Jim Henson drew "the essence". He also invented "The Magic Triangle" which refers to the area between the focal point of the eyes in relation to the nose and mouth. He felt the position of the eyes finalized the character of the muppet more than anything else.

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art1983TV Movie muppet builder - as Donald Sahlin
The Muppet ShowTV Series special puppets - 58 episodes, 1976 - 1979 muppet designer - 37 episodes, 1979 - 1981 puppets - 11 episodes, 1976 - 1977 muppet maker - 2 episodes, 1978
The Muppet Movie1979muppet designer
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas1977TV Movie puppets
The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence1975TV Movie special fabricator
The Muppets Valentine Show1974TV Movie puppets - as Donald G. Sahlin

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Time Piece1965Short special effects
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm1962stop-motion animator - uncredited
Dinosaurus!1960stop-motion animator - uncredited
The Time Machine1960stop-motion animator - uncredited

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years1986TV Movie muppets - as Donald Sahlin
Big Bird in China1983TV Movie muppet designer - as Donald Sahlin
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen1972TV Movie muppet designer
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince1971TV Movie muppet designer

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Time Piece1965ShortComic (uncredited)
G.I. Blues1960Puppeteer (uncredited)

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tom Thumb1958animator - uncredited
Hansel and Gretel1954animator

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Spartacus1960crew: forced perspective figures - uncredited

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fraggle Rock1987TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Muppets on Puppets1970TV Movie documentaryHimself - puppet builder
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #11965ShortHimself
Wilson's Meats Meeting Film #21965ShortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Henson's Place1984TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1976Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement in Any Area of Creative Technical CraftsSesame Street (1969)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement - Creative Technical CraftsThe Muppet Show (1976)
1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Individual Achievement - Creative Technical CraftsThe Muppet Show (1976)

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