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Ivy Austin

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Ivy Austin (b. 1958) is a voice actress and singer who has provided character vocals for many Sesame Street segments, records, and other productions since the early 1980's. One of her more notable contributions has been performing Sooey Oinker, leader of The Oinker Sisters, beginning with "A New Way to Walk" and continuing through Elmopalooza to more recent appearances.

Other roles have included the Cereal Girl, the girl monster who sang "Cereal Girl", Miss M for "You Gotta Have M", the mother from "Let's Go Driving", one of the cows from How Now Brown and the Moo Wave, and the lead singer of the Bookworms on "I'm a Bookworm, Baby!" She also sang as Linda's internal voice for "Wedding Pictures" and dubbed Tita's English voice on Sesame Street Stays Up Late!.

Austin's appearances on Sesame Street records, including new recordings and recycled performances, have included Big Bird Discovers the Orchestra, Sesame Road, Born to Add, Sing-Along Travel Songs, and Silly Songs.

In 1997, she supplied the voice of Blanche the Polar Bear for the Sesame Street Live show Elmo's Coloring Book.

She is the daughter of the late Danny Epstein, a music coordinator who has a long history with Sesame Street production as well as their LP recordings.

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