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The actor who played Gordon since 1974 is 72 years old. Others released include Emilio Delgado, 76, who played Luis, and Bob McGrath, 84, who had played Bob since the show premiered in 1969.
I was a part of Sesame Street’s original “class” in ’69, and my kids loved the second Gordon. I reached out to Orman by phone for a comment. His rep said he had none.
We all know how to read between the lines of “No comment.”
McGrath confirmed the cast members’ release earlier this week. “I have completed my 45th season this year,” he said. “And the show has gone under a major turnaround, going from an hour to a half hour. HBO has gotten involved also. And they let all of the original cast members go, with the exception of Alan Muraoka — who is probably 20 years younger than the rest of us — and Chris Knowings, who is also young.” Continue reading