Freudberg, Judy

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Freudberg, Judy Gender: F
Judith Freudberg
born on 12 July 1949 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )
Place Memphis, Tennessee, 35n09, 90w03
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
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American TV and film writer who started working on educational children's television series Sesame Street in 1971, two years after the show's debut, as an assistant in the music department and became a writer for the children's television show in 1975. Freudberg worked on that show for 35 years and shared 17 daytime Emmys. One of the creators and developers of "Elmo's World," she served as head writer for that popular segment.

Freudberg collaborated with Tony Geiss on Sesame Street's first feature film, Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985) as well as An American Tail (1986) and The Land Before Time (1988), two feature animation films directed by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. She and Molly Boylan were nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Children's Special for the home video Elmo's World: Wild Wild West (2001). For Sesame Street season 35, Freudberg co-wrote, with Lou Berger, the primetime special, Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On (2004), which was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Children's Program.

Judy Freudberg died on 10 June 2012 in Manhattan, New York at age 62 from complications of a brain tumour.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice, The Memphis Press-Scimitar (Memphis, Tennessee), 13 July 1949, page 24, born at Baptist Hospital, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. Freudberg.


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Brain (Tumour)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Brain tumour)
  • Vocation : Writers : Children's literature (TV and film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Humor (TV and film)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (TV and film)
  • Notable : Awards : Emmy (Shared 17 daytime Emmys)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession