The Name Behind the Legend
Bennett Cerf, the co-founder of Random House, said that of all the authors who wrote for the company, including William Faulkner, Eugene O’Neill, and Sinclair Lews, there was only one “genius.” “His name,” Cerf stated, “is Ted Geisel.”
Theodor Seuss Geisel, a native of Springfield, Massachusetts, was born on March 2, 1904. He passed away on September 24, 1991, at the age of 87. In total, he wrote and illustrated 45 books, won two Academy Awards (for “Design for Death” and “Gerald McBoing-Boing”) and two Emmys (for “Halloween Is Grinch Night” and “The Grinch Grinches The Cat in the Hat”).