Meet 47-year-old Gyongyi Henson; she is an actress, producer, wife and mother of two. Over the weekend we learned the sad and tragic news of the passing of her husband, 48-year-old John Henson; by sharing some facts we found about her is our way to pay tribute to a family legacy she was and is part of.
Her husband, was a puppeteer and youngest son of Muppets creators Jim and Jane Henson. John, who died suddenly of a massive heart attack at just 48-years-old, is best remembered as the performer of the Muppets’ 9-foot tallogre Sweetums for many years.
In 1996, John met the love of his life, Gyongyi Katona, and in 1999 they gave birth to their first daughter, Katrina now 15-years-old. Their second daughter, Sydney, was born in 2003, now 10-years-old.
Her husband was the the brother of Brian Henson, Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, and Heather Henson all members of the board of his father’s company.
The couple also worked together. John Henson served as location manager and set designer for the 2008 short film Museum Scandals, and was an executive producer of the 2011 independent film Whisper Me a Lullaby. Both of the films were produced by, and star, Henson’s wife Gyongyi. Henson’s eldest daughter, Katrina, also appeared in Whisper Me a Lullaby.
Gyongyi F Henson is also found online under Gyongyi Z Gerlits and Gyongyi Z Katona. She has lived in Florida, Connecticut and most recently New York.
According to her LinkedIn she worked as the Vice President at Hill House Productions. She speaks bothEnglish and Hungarian. According to her IMDb she has credits as an actress, producer and art department, all collaborations associated with the The Muppets.
Gyongyi works also in the fashion and apparel industry as the owner of the Cherry blossoms Boutique. The store located in Saugerties, NY.; opened in 2012.The Facebook page reads
Inspired by her travels abroad and the timeless fashion of European women, Gyongyi Henson opened Cherry Blossoms Boutique, with its all white interior reminiscent of a downtown SOHO loft, in March 2012 to feed her ever growing love for the art of dressing. Having an appreciation for classic silhouettes and flattering shapes, as well as functional garments that can be worn
interchangeably, Cherry Blossoms offers a beautiful collection of fine clothing, shoes, sportswear, and accessories that transition perfectly from day to night, season to season.
Our deepest condolences to Gyongyi and the rest of John’s family. A private service is being planned for her beloved husband