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Shel Silverstein

Born: Sep 25, 1930

Death: May 10, 1999

Birthplace: Chicago

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Shel Silverstein

Date of Birth : Sep 25, 1930
Date of Death : May 10, 1999
Birth Place : Chicago

Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies.


  • Writer
  • Screenwriter
  • Poet
  • Playwright
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Cartoonist

Also known as

  • Sheldon Alan Silverstein
  • Silverstein, Shel


  • Nathan Silverstein
  • Helen Silverstein

Awards Won

  • Grammy Award for Best Country Song
  • Grammy Award for Best Album for Children
  • Quill Award for Children''s illustrated book
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