Judy Freudberg (Tuesday, July 12th, 1949 - Sunday, June 10th, 2012) started her career with SESAME STREET in Season 3 as a script typist, & became a writer by Season 7. In 1985, she co-wrote the 1st SESAME STREET theatrical feature, Follow That BIRD, with Tony Geiss. She co-created the Elmo’s World segment & served as its head writer.
Celebrities for whom she wrote sketches on SESAME STREET include Whoopi Goldberg, Lily Tomlin, Bill Irwin, B.B. King, Jodie Foster, Ellen DeGeneres, Maya Angelou, Michael Jeter, Shari Lewis, Gregory Hines & Susan Sarandon.
Freudberg graduated from Syracuse University in 1971 with a bachelor’s degree in speech & dramatic arts. Her other credits, often co-writing with Geiss, include the animated feature films An American Tail & The Land Before Time for Steven Spielberg, & The Upside Down Show for Nickelodeon.
- SESAME STREET - 1975 - 2010
- SESAME STREET: 20 & Still Counting
- Follow That BIRD
- BIG BIRD’s Birthday or Let ME Eat Cake
- Elmo’s World
- Elmo’s World: Wild Wild West! (Emmy Award nomination with Molly Boylan)
- The STREET We Live On
- Zoe’s Dance Moves
- Elmo Visits the Fire House
- 3 Bears & a New Baby
- Friends to the Rescue
- Elmo Visits the Doctor
- Abby’s Flying Fairy School
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Judy Freudberg, Writer on SESAME STREET for Nearly 4 Decades, Dies at 62" by Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter 6,13,20
- ↑ Syracuse Alumni Journal Fall 2008
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