Ray Sipherd Anne Marie Foran

Ray Sipherd with his wife Anne Marie Foran.

Ray Sipherd (b. 1935) was one of Sesame Street's early writers, working on the show from 1969 to 1986. His work on Sesame Street earned three Emmy awards.

Sipherd also wrote several Sesame Street books.

Sipherd, a graduate of Yale University, created the award-winning NPR program All Things Considered. In addition, he has penned a number of mystery novels for adult audiences, such as Dance of the Scarecrows, and published a collection of short stories titled The Christmas Store. Currently, Sipherd serves as a senior staff editor for Reader's Digest Condensed Books.

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