Shel Silverstein, also known by the nickname "Uncle Shelby", was a renowned American author of children’s books, poet, cartoonist, songwriter and playwright whose most notable works include the 1964 children's picture book The Giving Tree and the 1974 children's poetry book Where the Sidewalk Ends. He is also remembered for writing the song A Boy Named Sue, which was made popular by Johnny Cash.
He fathered two children, including daughter Shoshanna, who died at the premature age of 11.
In 1970, he won a Grammy Award for his song A Boy Named Sue. The song ended up becoming Johnny Cash's most successful song.
He won a second Grammy Award in 1984.
In 2002, he was honored with a posthumous induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.
He has the obligation to society that any human being has. I don't think a satirist has any greater obligation to society than a bricklayer or anybody else.Shel Silverstein
I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins.Shel Silverstein
Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary.Shel Silverstein
Tell me I'm clever, Tell me I'm kind, Tell me I'm talented, Tell me I'm cute, Tell me I'm sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I'm perfect - But tell me the truth.Shel Silverstein
To me, freedom entitles you to do something, not to not do something.Shel Silverstein
was a famous American author, poet, illustrator, and songwriter,
who was born on
September 25, 1930. As a person born on this date, Shel Silverstein is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (September 25) and the 22nd most popular for the year (1930).
People born on September 25
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Shel Silverstein is the 341st most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Shel Silverstein's birthday, Shel Silverstein is the 2302nd most famous American and ranks 277th in famous people born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
In general, Shel Silverstein ranks as the 4092nd
most popular famous person, and the 106th most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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