Maria of Sesame Street to Retire After 44 Years

Maria is leaving “Sesame Street” after 44 years. Sonia Manzano is retiring after joining the PBS show in 1971.

Manzano was also a writer on the show and she won 15 Emmys for her work.

American Library Association Annual Conference made the announcement on Tuesday and PBS has yet to make it official. Manzano however has already been reassuring heartbroken fans (LIKE ME!!!) on Twitter that Big Bird and the rest of the crew will OK when she’s gone.



Omigosh. I grew up on this.

First of all, I can’t believe she’s been on one show for so long, but secondly, I guess I’m old now.

Via Variety

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