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Dr. Seuss (1904–1991)


Acclaimed writer Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts on March 2, 1904. After attending Dartmouth College and Oxford University, he began a career in advertising. His advertising cartoons, featuring Quick, Henry, the Flit!, appeared in several leading American magazines. Dr. Seuss' first children's book, And To Think ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 The Lorax (based on the book by)
 2010 The Cat in the Hat (Short)
 2008 Red Beans & Jam (Short) (adaptation)
 2008 Horton Hears a Who! (book) / (story)
 1986 Welcome (Short) (book "Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose")
 1966 Ya zhdu ptentsa (Short) (book)
 1957 The Big Fun Carnival (story - archive footage)
 1956 Gerald McBoing! Boing! on Planet Moo (Short) (characters - uncredited)
 1954 How Now Boing Boing (Short) (characters - uncredited)
 1953 Gerald McBoing-Boing's Symphony (Short) (characters - uncredited)
 1953 The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. (screenplay) / (story and conception)
 1950 Gerald McBoing-Boing (Short) (story)
 1950 The Costume Designer (Short documentary) (story - uncredited)
 1947 Design for Death (Documentary) (as Theodor S. Geisel)
 1945 Your Job in Germany (Documentary short)
 1945 No Buddy Atoll (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 Operation Snafu (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 Hot Spot (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 It's Murder She Says... (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 A Few Quick Facts: Fear (Short) (uncredited)
 1945 In the Aleutians (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Going Home (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Target Snafu (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Pay Day (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Three Brothers (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Outpost (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Censored (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 The Chow Hound (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Gas (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 A Lecture on Camouflage (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Private Snafu vs. Malaria Mike (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Snafuperman (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 A Few Quick Facts: Inflation (Short) (uncredited)
 1944 Booby Traps (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 Rumors (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 The Home Front (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 The Goldbrick (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 The Infantry Blues (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 Spies (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 Gripes (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 Coming!! Snafu (Short) (uncredited)
 1943 The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins (Short) (writer)
 1942 Horton Hatches the Egg (Short) (book)
 1931 'Neath the Bababa Tree (Short) (story)
 1931 Put on the Spout (Short) (story)
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Other Works:

Novel: "The Lorax" (filmed as The Lorax (2012), The Lorax (1972), The Lorax: He Speaks for the Trees (2009)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 6 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Dr. Theodor S. Geisel | Ted Geisel | Theodor S. Geisel | Theodor Seuss Geisel | Theodor Geisel | Theo LeSieg

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. See more »

Trivia:

In 1942, he was placed in charge of the Animation Division of the Armed Forces Motion Picture unit by Colonel Frank Capra. Under his administration, a series of instructional cartoons featuring the character Private Snafu (an unofficial acronym for "Situation Normal, All [Fouled] Up") were produced from 1942 to 1945. Snafu's concept and name were created by Capra, and the character designed by ... See more »

Trademark:

Verse written in anapestic tetrameter See more »

Nickname:

The Kaiser

Star Sign:

Pisces

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Can sb please post an excerpt of any of his books! violetbird
He died the day I was born ahunkajunk
If Dr. Suess died in 1991 then why does IMDb say he's in that picture? missbe
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Was this a Dr Seuss story/film?? viggenviggen
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