Tony Geiss

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Birthday
16, 1924
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 21, 2011 (86)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1924
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jan 21, 2011 (86)

About

Particularly remembered for his screenwriting and songwriting work on children's television shows and films, he made major contributions to both Sesame Street and The Land Before Time.

Before Fame

He studied at Cornell University and briefly served in the United States Navy.

Trivia

He wrote the teleplay for a 1991 TV movie version of Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Family Life

Born to Marjorie and Alexander Geiss, he spent his youth in New York City. He and his wife of six-decades, Phyllis Eisen, died just one year apart.

Associated With

He was on the writing and production teams for the 1986 Steven Spielberg feature An American Tail.