People, Mar. 28, 1977

Big Bird has ruffled feathers. The avian star is vying for attention with a newcomer on Sesame Street—Dakota Starblanket. Dakota will join the cast in April and May to teach children the meaning of sibling rivalry. "Big Bird represents the child viewer," explains Dakota's mother, Buffy Sainte-Marie, 36, a regular Sesame Street guest. "He and I were friends. I even took him to New Mexico's Taos Indian pueblo to tape a show. Now suddenly here's my baby and my husband, Sheldon Wolfchild. Big Bird feels in the way." The singer originally went on...

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