Shel Silverstein

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Birthday
25, 1930
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
May 10, 1999 (68)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
25, 1930
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
May 10, 1999 (68)

About

Known as Uncle Shelby for his children's books, such as Where the Sidewalk Ends. He wrote A Boy Named Sue, which Johnny Cash popularized.

Before Fame

He had to leave the University of Illinois because of a bad academic record.

Trivia

His comedy songs gained a huge following courtesy of Dr. Demento's radio show.

Family Life

He had a daughter named Shoshanna with Susan Hastings and a son named Matthew with Sarah Spencer.

Associated With

He wrote children's poems for the magazine Playboy created by Hugh Hefner.