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Arciero and Grundgetta.

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Pam Arciero (b. May 8, c.1954)[1][2] is a puppeteer and voice-over artist who is best known in the Muppet world for her role on Sesame Street as Oscar the Grouch's girlfriend, Grundgetta.

Before joining the show, she attended a large open call for puppeteers that led to the recasting of Mr. Snuffleupagus, where she first worked with Snuffy hopeful Martin P. Robinson. Though she didn't get the part, she subsequently auditioned and won the role of Grundgetta after Brian Muehl's departure.[3][4]

Arciero earned her M.A. in Puppetry from The University of Connecticut and has performed characters for numerous shows outside of the Muppet sphere, including The Great Space Coaster, Allegra's Window (as Sonata and Lindi), Between the Lions (replacing Kathryn Mullen as Leona), Eureeka's Castle, and Lomax, the Hound of Music (as Louise).

She has also been active in the world of theater, including a stint at the Orpheum Theater with Little Shop of Horrors, and serving as director for several live shows at Sesame Place and El Capitan Theater in Los Angeles.

Arciero has served as Artistic Director for the prestigious O'Neill Puppetry Conference since 2002 and continues to participate in puppetry workshops and other events across the country.

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  1. ↑ Arciero's Facebook lists her high school graduation as 1972 placing her birth year as approximately 1954
  2. ↑ Arciero's Twitter lists her birthday as May 8
  3. ↑ Below the Frame Extra (video)
  4. ↑ Sesame Street: A Celebration - 40 Years of Life on the Street page 107

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