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Lisa M. Henson

She made national headlines when she became the first female president of The Harvard Lampoon, and would later control the silver screen as president of Columbia Pictures

By Natalie I. Sherman, Crimson Staff Writer

It’s not easy being green. But confronted with a resume like that of Lisa M. Henson ’82-’83, it’s also hard not to be.

In college, Henson, the daughter of “The Muppets” creator Jim Henson, achieved fame as the first female president of The Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine. She went on to become one of Hollywood’s biggest and youngest movie moguls, the president of Columbia Pictures in 1993, a producer for her own firm, a former member of the University’s second-highest governing board, and one of the chief executives of her family’s business.

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