Sonia Manzano to Leave 'Sesame Street' After 45 Years

The actress has appeared alongside the likes of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1971.
0:45 | 07/02/15

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:

{{nextVideo.title}}

{{nextVideo.description}}

Skip to this video now

Now Playing:

{{currentVideo.title}}

Comments
Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Sonia Manzano to Leave 'Sesame Street' After 45 Years
And it is an and of an era for our favorite children's program of all time Maria one of the most recognizable characters on Sesame Street. Has announced that she will not be returning next season the actress who played her for 44. Years is retiring. Sony M on Zahn I was also an award winning don't writer on the show and fans are taking to Twitter to share. Their very best wishes for Maria you know she started back in 1971. On the show as a teenager. She went fifteen daytime Emmys she would mean that she is such a part of my childhood is so many others. But we wish her well I'm hurt and take take a rest at a forty brewer 44 years water incursion with a lot of kids.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"id":32182056,"title":"Sonia Manzano to Leave 'Sesame Street' After 45 Years","duration":"0:45","description":"The actress has appeared alongside the likes of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1971.","url":"/GMA/video/sonia-manzano-leave-sesame-street-45-years-32182056","section":"GMA","mediaType":"default"}