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Kermit Love, `Big Bird' costume creator, June 21
Kermit Love, the costume designer who helped puppeteer Jim Henson create Big Bird and other "Sesame Street" characters, died from congestive heart failure in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on June 21. He was 91. In addition to his work with Henson, Love was a designer for some of ballet's most prominent choreographers, including Twyla Tharp, Agnes de Mille, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine.