- NAME: Dr. Seuss
- OCCUPATION: Illustrator, Author
- BIRTH DATE: March 02, 1904
- DEATH DATE: September 24, 1991
- EDUCATION: Dartmouth College, University of Oxford
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Springfield, Massachusetts
- PLACE OF DEATH: La Jolla, California
- AKA: Theodor Geisel
- AKA: Dr. Seuss
- Full Name: Theodor "Ted" Seuss Geisel
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Throughout his career, cartoonist and writer Dr. Seuss published 60 children's books, including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham.
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Theodor Seuss Geisel was born in 1904 in Massachusetts. He published his first children's book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” under the name of Dr. Seuss in 1937. He has since become a world renowned children's author.
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The resulting book, The Cat in the Hat, was published in 1957 and was described by one critic as a "tour de force." The success of The Cat in the Hat cemented Geisel's place in children's literature.
Over the next several years, Geisel would write many more books, both in his new, simplified vocabulary style and using his older, more elaborate technique. His later credits include favorites such as Green Eggs and Ham and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. In 1966,
with the help of eminent cartoonist Chuck Jones, The Grinch was adapted into an animated film.
In October 1967, Helen, who was suffering from both cancer and the emotional pain caused by an affair Geisel had with their longtime friend Audrey Stone Diamond, committed suicide. Geisel married Audrey the following year.
Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known as Dr. Seuss, died on September 24, 1991, at the age of 87, in La Jolla, California. In 1997, the Art of Dr. Seuss project was launched. Today, limited-edition prints and sculptures of Geisel's artworks can be found at galleries alongside the works of Rembrandt, Picasso and Miro. Sixteen of his books are on Publishers Weekly's list of the "100 Top-Selling Hardcover Children's Books of All-Time."
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