Let’s celebrate Maria! Sonia Manzano, aka Maria from Sesame Street, will receive the Daytime Emmys’ Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Deadline reports.
Manzano played Maria on the legendary PBS (now HBO) children’s program from 1971 to 2015.
The actress has already received several Emmys for her work as a writer on the popular kid’s TV show. She will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd annual Daytime Emmys on May 1st.
From Bob Mauro, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences President:
My children and just about every child in America has grown up learning their ABC’s from the iconic character of Maria on Sesame Street played by Sonia Manzano. Sonia not only brought the life events of marriage, having a baby and being a mother to viewers young and old, she also brought a seldom-seen diversity, a Latin role model, unlike anything on television at the time.”
What do you think? Do you remember Maria from Sesame Street?