Jack Kent

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Birthday
10, 1920
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Oct 18, 1985 (65)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1920
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Oct 18, 1985 (65)

About

Illustrator of more than 40 children's books, he was best known as the creator of the comic strip, King Aroo.

Before Fame

He dropped out of school at 15 and joined the U.S. Army in 1941.

Trivia

His book, Mr. Meebles, was named by The New York Times as the most outstanding picture book of 1970.

Family Life

He married reporter June Kilstofte in 1954.

Associated With

He and Hans Wilhelm were both renowned authors and illustrators of children's books.