David Korr (b. 1943) is a writer who wrote for the Sesame Street television show for many years from 1974 to 2001. He has been credited with creating the character Don Music, and with developing Elmo, writing some of his earliest appearances. Korr has also written several Sesame Street books, songs, and albums.
- In addition to producing and writing the album Big Bird Leads the Band, Korr voiced The Band Leader, credited with the classical-tinged alias "L. Korsky-Davidoff."
- Copyright Catalog
- NOSTALGIA TALK: Episode #29 (Featuring NORMAN STILES) (01:11:01)
- Norman Stiles interview, video interview for the Archive of American Television, conducted on December 12, 2014. [01:07]
"There was a writer named David Korr, who really gravitated towards trying to figure this out, and he wrote some sketches [...]"
- Kevin Clash interview, audio interview for Wisconsin Public Television podcast, c. 2006. [06:20]
"David Korr, who was one of the writers at the beginning, took a liking to the character and started writing him in his scripts, and that's how it started with the character [...]"
- Gikow, Louise. Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street. p. 100
"Kevin Clash credits show writer David Korr with helping to keep the Elmo character alive long enough for the red puppet to finally find his voice."
- scripts by Korr featuring Elmo include Episodes 1594, 1851, 1865, 1924, 1965, 1969, 2009, 2011, 2018, 2025, 2026, 2035, 2036, 2037