Jim Henson poses with the cast of "Fraggle Rock." Airing on HBO from 1983 to 1987, the show was the network's first original series -- the colorful ancestor to shows like "The Sopranos" and "Game of Thrones."
A new book on Henson's life and career, "Jim Henson: The Biography," was released this week by Random House. Click on to see more photos from the book.
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