Brian Henson, son of the late Jim Henson, has declared Emmy winner Kevin Clash as among the world's top five puppeteers. While Clash didn't shy from interviews (and he wrote an autobiography, "My Life as a Furry Red Monster"), the critically beloved documentary "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" may give the duo their due. Warm and fuzzy reviews declare the documentary "an inspiring and joyous celebration of art, skill, determination and making kids happy" (New York Post) and one "that will connect across generations and cultures to delight viewers worldwide for years to come." Clash facts: The puppeteer often ad-libs his Elmo lines, and his daughter Shannon once considered Elmo her brother.
**~Happy belated birthday ELMO ~**