Shel Silverstein  American Writer

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Shel Silverstein passed away on 10th May 1999 aged 68.


American Writer Shel Silverstein was born Sheldon Allan Silverstein on 25th September, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois and passed away on 10th May 1999 Key West, Florida aged 68. He is most remembered for Where The Sidewalk Ends. His zodiac sign is Libra

Shel Silverstein is a member of the following lists: Jewish American poets, Poets from Florida and 20th-century American poets.


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Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back1978Narrator (voice)Short Film
The Giving Tree1973Narrator (voice)Movie
Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?1971BernieMovie
The Moving Finger1963Party AttendeeMovie


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    Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) 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 th...

    First Name Shel
    Middle Name Allan
    Last Name Silverstein
    Full Name at Birth Sheldon Allan Silverstein
    Alternative Name Uncle Shelby
    Age 68 (age at death) years
    Birthday 25th September, 1930
    Birthplace Chicago, Illinois
    Died 10th May, 1999
    Place of Death Key West, Florida
    Cause of Death Heart attack
    Hair Color Bald
    Zodiac Sign Libra
    Sexuality Straight
    Religion Jewish
    Ethnicity White
    Nationality American
    Occupation Text Author Poet Cartoonist Songwriter Playwright
    Occupation Writer
    Claim to Fame Where The Sidewalk Ends
    Music Genre (Text) Children's fiction, Black comedy, Playwright, Country Rock
    Instrument (text) Guitar
    Associated Acts Johnny Cash, Dr. Hook and The Medicine Show
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