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Maurice Sendak (1928–2012)


Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Maurice Bernard Sendak. He was a writer and producer, known for Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Little Bear (1995) and The Little Bear Movie (2001). He died on May 8, 2012 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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(age 83) in Danbury, Connecticut, USA

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 2010 Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life (Video short) (book "Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life")
 2000-2003 Seven Little Monsters (TV Series) (based on the book by - 49 episodes)
- The Big Store (2003) ... (based on the book by)
- A Five-y Tale (2003) ... (based on the book by)
- The Bad Hop (2003) ... (based on the book by)
- The Monster Trash (2003) ... (based on the book by)
- A Pony Tale (2003) ... (based on the book by)
 2001 The Little Bear Movie (characters)
 1987 In the Night Kitchen (Short) (from the book by)
 1986 Nutcracker (conceived by)
 1985 Higglety Pigglety Pop! (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1984 Where the Wild Things Are (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1977 Simple Gifts (TV Movie) (segment "Prologue")
 1975 Really Rosie (TV Movie) (story)
 1973 Where the Wild Things Are (Short) (book)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Production designer (5 credits)
Show Show Art department (2 credits)
Show Show Costume designer (3 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Art director (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (9 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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Other Works:

Book (illustrator only): "The Bat-Poet" (R. Jarrell) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[from an interview in 2011] I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more. There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready. See more »

Trivia:

Co-founder of the Night Kitchen Theater and the developer of plays, musicals, and films based on his books. See more »

Trademark:

His works frequently depict a child entering an imaginative or dream related world or setting.

Nickname:

The Picasso of Children's Books

Star Sign:

Gemini

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