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Tomi Ungerer (1931–2019)

Tomi Ungerer was born on November 28, 1931 in Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin, France as Jean Thomas Ungerer. He was a writer and actor, known for The Hat (1982), Jackanory (1965) and Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2012). He was married to Yvonne Wright, Miriam Strandquest and Nancy White. He died on February 9, 2019 in Cork, Ireland. See full bio »


(age 87) in Cork, Ireland

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The Hat Writer
Jackanory Writer
Mondmann Writer


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 2012 Moon Man (story)
 2007 Trick or Treaters (picture book)
 2006 Mondmann (Short) (story)
 1982 The Hat (Short) (book)
 1981 Moon Man (Short) (from the book by)
 1974 The Beast of Monsieur Racine (Short) (book)
 1972 The Three Robbers (Short) (book)
 1972 Jackanory (TV Series) (book "The Hat" - 1 episode)
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His play, "Emil," was performed at the Chicago Dramatists Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, with Celeste Lynch and Wayne Brown in the cast.

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He was a satirist who wrote more than 140 books in German, French and English, including children's literature. He was also a sculptor, print-maker, painter, caricaturist, and antique toy collector. See more »

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