Died aged c. 87
Theodor Seuss Geisel (/ˈsɔɪs/ /ˈɡaɪzəl/; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, cartoonist, animator, book publisher, and artist best known for authoring popular children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss (/suːs/). His work includes several of the most popular children's books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death. Geisel adopted his "Dr. Seuss" pen name during his university studies at Dartmouth College and the University of Oxford. He left Oxford in 1927 to begin his career as an illustrator and cartoonist for Vanity Fair, Life, and various other publications. He also worked as an illustrator for advertising campaigns, most notably for Flit and Standard Oil, and as a political cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM. He published his first children's book And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1937. During World War II, he worked in an animation department of the United States Army where he produced several short films, including Design for Death, which later won the 1947 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. After the war, Geisel focused on children's books, writing classics such as If I Ran the Zoo (1950), Horton Hears a Who! (1955), If I Ran the Circus (1956), The Cat in the Hat (1957), How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1957), and Green Eggs and Ham (1960). He published over 60 books during his career, which have spawned numerous adaptations, including 11 television specials, four feature films, a Broadway musical, and four television series. He won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1958 for Horton Hatches the Egg and again in 1961 for And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Geisel's birthday, March 2, has been adopted as the annual date for National Read Across America Day, an initiative on reading created by the National Education Association.DbPedia
Commemorated on 2 plaques
Dr. Seuss national memorial at the Quadrangle. Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to the world as the beloved children's author and illustrator, Dr. Seuss, was born in Springfield Massachusetts in 1904 and drew much of his early inspiration from his hometown. May this memorial serve to spark creativity in future generations. Friends of the Springfield Library Inc.
220 State Street, Springfield, MA, United States where they was born (1904)
This was the site of one of Mulberry Street's oldest houses, circa 1830. Mulberry Street was memorialized in "And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street" the first book authored by Springfield native Theodore Geisel, known as Dr. Seuss
Mulberry Street, Springfield, MA, United States where they Springfield native Seuss memorialized Mulberry Stree in the first book he authored 'And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street'