Daughter of Jerry Nelson.
Christine died of [Cystic Fibrosis] in 1982 before seeing herself on screen, after attending Rye Country Day School where there is now an award named in her memory. She was a frequent visitor to Sesame Street, Saturday Night Live and The Muppet Show. Her health problems were the reason her father took so much time off The Muppet Show's first season.
She had a cameo in The Great Muppet Caper; she played the girl who said, "Look, Dad, there's a bear!" (to which her companion, played by real life dad Jerry, replied, "No, Christine, that's a frog... bears wear hats!"). Her mother Jacquie Gordon wrote a book about Christine called Give Me One Wish, in which it is stated that Jim Henson gave Christine a speaking part so she would become a member of the actors' union.
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