Edward Gorey

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Birthday
22, 1925
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Apr 15, 2000 (75)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
22, 1925
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Apr 15, 2000 (75)

About

Artist, writer and illustrator whose best-known works included "The Gashlycrumb Tinies" and "The Doubtful Guest." He also animated the opening titles to the long-running "Mystery!" series on PBS.

Before Fame

He spent his early career illustrating such classics as H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds" and "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot.

Trivia

His costume design for the 1977 Broadway production of "Dracula" earned him a Tony Award, and his scenic design for the same production received a Tony nomination.

Family Life

His parents divorced when he was eleven years old and remarried sixteen years later.

Associated With

He illustrated "Dracula," Bram Stoker's famous novel.