American illustrator and poet
Edward Gorey Rank
Edward Gorey Rank
About Edward Gorey
Edward Gorey was a celebrated American writer, illustrator and poet known for his numerous famous illustrated books such as The Gashlycrumb Tinies , The Doubtful Guest and The Headless Bust: A Melancholy Meditation on the False Millennium. In 1969, he published one of his famous poetry collections entitled The Iron Tonic. Throughout his career, he wrote over 100 books and illustrated over 50 works by other authors.
He was born to Helen Dunham and Edward Lee Gorey. He never got married nor had any children of his own.
When he died, he willed majority of his estate to a charitable trust benefiting animals.
His designs for the Broadway production of Dracula in 1977 won him a Tony Award for Best Costume Design.
Edward Gorey's Popularity
Edward Gorey was a famous American illustrator and poet, who was born on February 22, 1925. As a person born on this date, Edward Gorey is listed in our database as the 2nd most popular celebrity for the day (February 22) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1925).
People born on February 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Edward Gorey is the 19th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Edward Gorey's birthday, Edward Gorey is the 148th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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