POST 50

'Sesame Street's' Maria Opens Up About Her Retirement

Sonia Manzano shocked Sesame Street fans in July when she announced she would be retiring from from the beloved children's show after 44 years, most of which she spent playing Maria.

The actress says the decision to exit the show was years in the making, tellingThe Daily Beast she felt their was less onscreen time for human characters with the show continui

Read more on PEOPLE.com