Shel Silverstein

Poet, Author

1930 – 1999

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Who was Shel Silverstein?

Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein, was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies.

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Born
Sep 25, 1930
Chicago
Also known as
  • Sheldon Alan Silverstein
  • Silverstein, Shel
Parents
Religion
  • Judaism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Roosevelt University
  • Theodore Roosevelt High School
  • Chicago College of Performing Arts
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Died
May 10, 1999
Key West

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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