Emily Squires dies at 71, won six Emmys for directing Sesame Street

By Dru Sefton

This item has been updated and reposted with additional information.

Emily Squires, who won six Daytime Emmy Awards for directing episodes of Sesame Street, died Nov. 21 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She was 71.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Squires directed more than two dozen Sesame episodes, beginning in 1982. Most of her work on the show came between 2005-07, the entertainment trade publication said.

Squires also wrote and directed episodes of Between the Lions on PBS, and earned a Primetime Emmy nod for Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!, which aired in 1984 on ABC.

In addition to her children’s television work, she also wrote for the soap operas Guiding Light, The Secret Storm and As the World Turns. She won a Writers Guild of America Award for her writing on Search for Tomorrow.

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