Lisa Simon, a woman who was part of the children’s program Sesame Street from its inception, died in New York City on April 4 on her 64th birthday. Jodi Lefkowitz of the New York-based Sesame Workshop confirmed to EW.
The longtime producer and director won 20 Daytime Emmys over her 40 year career. Her time at Sesame Street began during its early days with a summer job, after which she stayed on permanently, all while taking night classes at Hunter College to finish her B.A. in communications.