|Date of Birth||2 March 1904 , Springfield, Massachusetts, USA|
|Date of Death||24 September 1991 , La Jolla, California, USA (throat cancer)|
|Birth Name||Theodor Seuss Geisel|
|Height||5' 11" (1.8 m)|
Mini Bio (2)
Following the war, Geisel and his first wife Helen moved to La Jolla, California, where he wrote and published several children's books in the coming years, including If I Ran the Zoo and Horton Hears a Who! A major turning point in Geisel's career came when, in response to a 1954 Life magazine article that criticized children's reading levels, Houghton Mifflin and Random House asked him to write a children's primer using 220 vocabulary words. 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.
In the years that followed, Geisel wrote many more books, both in his new simplified-vocabulary style and using his older, more elaborate technique, and including such favorites 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.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984 and three Academy Awards, Seuss overall was the author and illustrator of 44 children's books, some of which have been made into audiocassettes, animated television specials, and videos for children of all ages. Even after his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss continues to be the best-selling author of children's books in the world. Following the death of his first wife Helen Palmer in 1967, Geisel wed 'Audrey Stone', who remained his wife until his death on September 24, 1991 at the age of 87.
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|Audrey Geisel||(6 August 1968 - 24 September 1991) (his death)|
|Helen Palmer||(29 November 1927 - 23 October 1967) (her death)|
Trade Mark (2)
Published in 1957, "Cat in the Hat" became Dr. Seuss's all-time biggest seller. The following year, Seuss, Cerf, and Cerf's wife, inspired by the books' success, began the Beginner Books series that continues to the present day, with entertaining, elementary-level books by Seuss and other authors.