Life “Grandma” Paula Sleyp from Sesame Street passed away By weekster Posted on November 12, 2019 1 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Actress Paula Sleyp died at the age of 88. The Belgian VRT reports this. The Flemish Sleyp was best known for her role as grandmother Paula in Sesame Street. Sleyp played nearly thirty years, from 1982 to 2010, in the popular children’s series. ‘Grandma’ Paula often had conversations at the kitchen table with Tommie and Ieniemienie in Sesame Street. In the 60s, Paula Sleyp also played the role of gossip aunt Liza in the ‘Kapitein Zeppos’ series. In the 90s the Flemish was shown in series ‘Wittekerke’ by VTM. She also played guest roles in ‘Home’ and ‘Witse’, among others.