Shel Silverstein Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Shel Silverstein (Sheldon Allan Silverstein)

Last Updated: 08 May, 2024 | Views: 233

Age: 68

Profession: Writer

Other Profession(s): Author, Poet, Song writer, Playwright, Cartoonist

Famous For: The Giving Tree

Higher Education: Graduated

Shel Silverstein Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
25 Sep, 1930 (68 Years 07 Months 15 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Birth District

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Died on
10 May, 1999

Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Shel Silverstein Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography)
Shel Silverstein, a well-known author, was born on September 25, 1930. He was an American author, poet, and songwriter best known for his children's books, including "The Giving Tree" and "Where the Sidewalk Ends". He also wrote songs for popular musicians such as Johnny Cash and Dr. Hook. Silverstein's work is characterized by his whimsical and sometimes dark sense of humor.

Shel Silverstein Career:
Silverstein Early Life: In 1950s, Silverstein began his career as a cartoonist, publishing his work in magazines such as Playboy and Sports Illustrated.
Silverstein First Book: In 1960, Silverstein published "Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back," which he both wrote and illustrated.
1963: Silverstein published "The Giving Tree," one of his most famous and beloved books, which tells the story of a tree that gives everything it has to a boy over the course of his life.
1964: Silverstein published "A Giraffe and a Half," a zany and whimsical children's book that features his trademark illustrations and wordplay.
1974: Silverstein published "Where the Sidewalk Ends," a collection of poems for children that quickly became a bestseller and remains popular to this day.
1981: Silverstein published "A Light in the Attic," another collection of humorous and irreverent poems for children.
1996: Silverstein published his final book, "Falling Up," which features more of his playful and inventive poetry.

Shel Silverstein books:
"The Giving Tree"
"Where the Sidewalk Ends"
"A Light in the Attic"
"Falling Up"
"The Missing Piece"
"The Missing Piece Meets the Big O"
"Runny Babbit"
"The Unicorn and the Bloath"
"Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?"
"Every Thing On It"

Shel Silverstein Death:
1999: Silverstein died of a heart attack at the age of 68.

Shel Silverstein Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 168 cm
In Meters 1.68 m
In feet & Inches 5'6"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 Kg
In Pounds 154 lbs

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Hair Color

Shel Silverstein Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Nathan Silverstein

Mother's Name
Helen Silverstein

Susan Taylor Hastings

Not Known

Peggy Myers

Matthew Silverstein

Shoshanna Jordan Hastings

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