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RIP Emily Squires

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Mark Johns, Nov 23, 2012.

  1. Mark Johns

    Mark Johns Well-Known Member

    Sesame Street director Emily Squires dies at age 71

    A longtime "Sesame Street" director who also worked on soap operas including "The Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns" has died. Emily Squires was 71.

    She died Wednesday at New York's Mount Sinai Hospital.

    Squires' husband, Len Belzer, said Friday that the cause of death hasn't been determined.

    Squires directed the "Sesame Street" children's television series from 1982 to 2007 while also writing for the program.

    She directed several "Sesame Street" TV specials as well as other children's programs such as the PBS show "Between the Lions," which promoted reading.

    She also was a scriptwriter for soap operas including "The Guiding Light," ''Search for Tomorrow," ''The Secret Storm" and "As the World Turns."

    Squires later directed documentaries including "Visions of Perfect Worlds," a conversation with the Dalai Lama.

  2. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    I read about this and though "Oh No how much more can Sesame losse" Come to find out she was with Sesame from 1983-2007. She also did some specals, and some Soap Oprahs as welll.
    Regardless she was part of the wonderful magic of Sesame and this is a sad loss, My thoughts and prayers are with her family tonight.
  3. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    I feel so bad for Emily Squires's death.:(:sympathy: :cry:
    R.I.P [​IMG]
    She will be missed.
  4. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Oh brother. This is not their year.
  5. mbmfrog

    mbmfrog Well-Known Member

    Man, the bad luck just keeps on coming to the street. :(
  6. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Yep. It sure is coming. I hope Christopher Cerf, Joan Ganz Cooney, Caroll Spinney, Bob McGrath, Roscoe Orman, or Loretta Long don't die soon.
    Collgoff likes this.
  7. HeyButtahfly

    HeyButtahfly Well-Known Member

    Sounds like the voice of positivity ^^^ :rolleyes:
  8. dwayne1115

    dwayne1115 Well-Known Member

    We can't think like that Sesame needs our support now more then ever. The Classic Muppets are doing good, and JHC seems to be also doing fine as well, Sesame however just keeps getting blow after blow. Is it just me or is anyone else getting tired of all this "bad press" Sesame has been getting?
  9. JLG

    JLG Well-Known Member

    Actually it was much longer than that. From what I can tell, she was with them from day one. She shows up in the credits of that 1969 Xerox-sponsored NBC preview as a producer's assistant.
  10. MrBloogarFoobly

    MrBloogarFoobly Well-Known Member

    Though it is sad another beautiful person has left the world, I can't imagine a more fulfilling way to spend time on this earth.
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  11. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    Me too Fracklefan they maybe old but they are going strong.
    All those people includening Frank Oz are the only people who are the only ones left.
    They bean on Sesame street since the begging!
  12. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    Knock on wood.
    CaseytheMuppet likes this.
  13. FrackleFan2012

    FrackleFan2012 Well-Known Member

    Actually, Roscoe Orman joined the cast and crew in 1974. Garrett Saunders played Gordon in the test pilots, Matt Robinson played him in the first three seasons and Hal Miller played Gordon in Seasons 4 and 5.
  14. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Just saw this now, very sorry to hear. Rest in peace, Emily.
  15. SSLFan

    SSLFan Well-Known Member

    R.I.P Just heard about this now. These last few months have not been good on the street.

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