Dr. Seuss Biography

Dr. Seuss

(Theodor Seuss Geisel)
children's author
Born: 3/2/1904
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts

After graduating from Dartmouth College, Theodor Geisel undertook postgraduate work at Lincoln College and at the Sorbonne in Paris. He then began working as an illustrator and humorist at Life and Vanity Fair before becoming an editorial cartoonist for PM, a newspaper in New York City. But it was under the pen name of Dr. Seuss that Geisel became a much loved figure in children's literature, producing a series of children's books that earned their reputation for both educational and entertainment value. Among his popular titles are And to Think I Saw it on Mulberry Street (1937), Horton Hatches the Egg (1940), The Cat in the Hat (1957), Green Eggs and Ham (1960), and The Lorax (1971). Many of these works were adapted as animated television titles. Geisel earned three Academy Awards, two for the documentary films, Hitler Lives (1946) and Design for Death (1947), and one for the animated film Gerald McBoing Boing (1951).

Died: 9/24/1991

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