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Don Sahlin (1928–1978)

Don Sahlin was born on June 19, 1928 in Stratford, Connecticut, USA as Donald Sahlin. He is known for his work on The Muppet Movie (1979), The Muppet Show (1976) and Sesame Street (1969). He died on February 19, 1978 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Muppet Movie Miscellaneous Crew
(1979)
The Muppet Show Miscellaneous Crew
(1976-1981)
Sesame Street Miscellaneous Crew
(1969-1979)
Time Piece Visual Effects
(1965)

Filmography

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 1985 Follow That Bird (muppet designer - as Donald Sahlin)
 1983 Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (TV Movie) (muppet builder - as Donald Sahlin)
  The Muppet Show (TV Series) (special puppets - 58 episodes, 1976 - 1979) (muppet designer - 49 episodes, 1979 - 1981) (puppets - 11 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (muppet maker - 2 episodes, 1978)
- Buddy Rich (1981) ... (muppet designer)
- Chris Langham (1981) ... (muppet designer - uncredited)
- Debbie Harry (1981) ... (muppet designer)
- Wally Boag (1981) ... (muppet designer)
- Gene Kelly (1981) ... (muppet designer)
 1979 The Muppet Movie (muppet designer)
 1969-1979 Sesame Street (TV Series) (muppet designer - 19 episodes)
- Episode #10.100 (1979) ... (muppet designer)
- A visit from the President (1979) ... (muppet designer)
- Episode #10.14 (1978) ... (muppet designer)
- Oscar's friend Georgie visits (1978) ... (muppet designer)
 1978 Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (TV Movie) (muppet designer - as Donald Sahlin)
 1977 Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (TV Movie) (puppets)
 1975 The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence (TV Special) (special fabricator)
 1974 The Muppets Valentine Show (TV Special) (puppets - as Donald G. Sahlin)
 1957-1959 Sam and Friends (TV Series) (muppet designer - 2 episodes)
- Visual Thinking (1959) ... (muppet designer)
- That Old Black Magic (1957) ... (muppet designer)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Donald G. Sahlin | Donald Sahlin | Don Shalin
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An expert Muppet maker, he built many of the characters for the first season of The Muppet Show (1976). See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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