American poetDied when: 68 years 227 days (823 months)
Star Sign: Libra
Sheldon Allan Silverstein (September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999) was an American writer, poet, cartoonist, songwriter, and playwright.He was best known for his cartoons, songs, and children's books.
He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works.His books have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold more than 20 million copies.
His songs have been recorded and popularized by a wide range of acts including Johnny Cash, The Irish Rovers, and Dr.
Hook & the Medicine Show.He was the recipient of two Grammy Awards as well as Golden Globe Award and Academy Award nominations.