Nick | In the 1978 special Christmas Eve on Sesame Street, it is revealed that Mr. Hooper is Jewish and celebrates Hanukkah. This would become the focal point of Episode 1839, which aired a year later to the date, in which Mr. Hooper's death is explained to Big Bird by the adults. Lee was never married and had no children. Zak and Wheezie | Grover | Robert Shaw's character in Jaws, a surly old seaman named Quint, provides some of the best lines in the film. Julie | They are introduced in The Empty Hearse when John comes into the flat at Baker Street to find an older couple seated in the sitting room, speaking to Sherlock. "Apart from the joy of knowing that you are helping so many kids, the recognition is heartwarming," Lee was quoted as saying in 1981. Mr. Glass | He was one of the four original human characters on Sesame Street, from the show's debut in November 1969 until his death in December 1982. Herky | Prunella Deegan | Skits | A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. I am making a brand new series, called Sesame Street's Undamaged! Phoebe Terese | Junior Shrinks | Ladonna Compson | Princess Presto | The scene explaining Mr. Hooper's death was done in one take because the actors were actually still recovering from Will Lee's death. Millicent Crosswire | Edward the Blue Engine | with Ruff Ruffman Wonder Red | The actress has had prominent roles in The Leftovers, The Handmaid's Tale, and Hereditary. Prairie Dawn | Hooper's Store is a fictional business and meeting-place on the television show Sesame Street. He considers him too "special" to fit in a regular school. Gordon the Big Engine | Bob the Builder | Nigel Ratburn | Detective Kilgore | The Sesame Street episode "Farewell, Mr. Hooper", episode 1839, was released 11 months later and is dedicated to Lee. Lee also began appearing in movies, including bit parts in Casbah, A Song Is Born, Little Fugitive, and Saboteur. William Lee (August 6, 1908 – December 7, 1982) was an American actor, who appeared in numerous television and film roles, but was best known for playing Mr. Hooper, the original store proprietor of the eponymous Hooper's Store. Nicole says that it is his legal obligation to give Kyle a suitable education. Bill | Ramón Molina | George Lundgren |  Before the broadcast ended, a picture of Lee was shown, along with the dates of his birth and death and the writing "In Loving Memory of Will Lee" before fading out. He also was involved in the Workers Lab Theatre , by presenting plays that supported the labor movement and social justice. Sesame Workshop's Hooper Society bequest program is named after the character. Perdita Shrinks | Lionel | In 2010, writer and actor Mark Gatiss interviewed Hooper for the third episode of his BBC documentary series A History of Horror. Full interview at http://interviews.televisionacademy.com/interviews/norman-stiles Leo | Baby Bear | Will Lee, the actor who played kindly grocery store owner Mr. Hooper, had died in December 1982. Alberto Molina | Motherboard | He was a member of the Group Theater in the 1930s and appeared in Johnny Johnson, Night Music, Boy Meets Girl, The Time of Your Life (as Willie the pinball machine addict) and other Broadway plays. Mrs. Pteranodon | It is a series that pretends life and death. Mr Hooper said that when he is appointed mayor he would donate his salary to charity, ... 25, announces engagement to Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman, 40, during a picturesque hike Enrique | When the show began, the store was one of the four main locations on the set representing the fictional Sesame Street, with the 123 Sesame Street brownstone, the Fix-It Shop, and the carriage house. Tracy the Jet Plane | Big Bird frequently mispronounced Mr. Hooper's name. Agent Otto | Harold the Helicopter | 21 Actors Whose Deaths Were Written Into The TV Shows And Movies They Starred In. Jet Propulsion | Mr. Hooper | Agent Olympia | Charkie | Toby the Tram Engine | Born in Kettering and brought up in Norfolk, Mr. Hope attended Oakham School in Rutland from 1967 - 1971 and trained at the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain from 1972 - 1976. [We] thought perhaps he could just retire, move to Florida or something, but then the producers thought that the best thing to do would be to actually deal with death." One of the earliest examples of this was when they attempted to teach kids about death after the passing of Will Lee, the actor who portrayed Mr. Hooper. Mr. Bernard Bentley | Bird | Tom Hooper was educated at one of England's most prestigious schools, Westminster. Alpha Pig | Sean Rafferty | Mrs. Gould | Hal the Dog | Martha | Jakers! 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