Fran Brill - Puppeteer & Actress

Fran Brill - Chester
Frances "Fran" Brill was born in Chester, Delaware County in 1946. She is best known for her roles on Sesame Street and playing Lily in the Frank Oz movie, What About Bob?

Brill graduated from Boston University College of Fine Art and began her career  in the theatre, making her Broadway debut in the 1969 play Red, White and Maddox. On TV she was featured in many daytime and nighttime dramas including The Guiding Light, All My Children, The Edge of Night, Law and Order, Third Watch and The West Wing.

Most notably were her continued roles on Sesame Street, for which she won an Emmy Award. She created and was puppeteer for the Muppets called Zoe, Little Bird, Betty Lou, and Prairie Dawn.

Brill retired from Sesame Street and puppeteering in 2014.