Jeffrey Moss, 56, a co-founder of "Sesame Street" who...


September 27, 1998

Jeffrey Moss, 56, a co-founder of "Sesame Street" who helped create Cookie Monster and Oscar the Grouch and wrote the tunes "Rubber Duckie" and "I Love Trash," died Thursday of cancer in New York.

He won 14 Emmy and four Grammy awards as head writer and composer-lyricist for the educational show. He also earned an Oscar nomination for his lyrics for "The Muppets Take Manhattan."

Marc Harrison, 62, who helped simplify cooking with his work to redesign the Cuisinart food processor, died Tuesday in Providence, R.I., of Lou Gehrig's disease. He was a specialist in the field of redesigning products for the disabled.

Charles John Tupper, 78, founding dean of the University of California, Davis School of Medicine and former president of the American Medical Association, died Monday in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Cas Walker, 96, a businessman and politician who gave Dolly Parton her first television exposure on his variety show, died Friday in Knoxville, Tenn. Parton appeared on Walker's local show when she was around 10 -- two years before she first appeared on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Pub Date: 9/27/98

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