Shel Silverstein was born in Chicago, Illinois on 25th September 1930. According to Shel Silverstein bio, he was enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1950 and served in Korea and Japan, becoming a cartoonist for Stars & Stripes magazine. Silverstein's cartoons featured in every issue of Playboy, enjoying the highest of its popularity, from 1957 through the mid-1970s.
Shel Silverstein net worth
Shel Silverstein net worth was estimated around 16 million US dollars. While at Playboy in the 1950s, Shel Silverstein also started exploring other genres of creativity, including writing and music, and he wrote poems for the magazine, including The Winner and The Smoke-off as well as authored the books Playboy's Teevee Jeebies and its sequel, More Playboy's Teevee Jeebies: Do-It-Yourself Dialogue for the Late Show. He also started to publish his own books of cartoons which started from Take Ten and Grab Your Socks. In 1960, Silverstein’s collected cartons, Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities, published with one of his most famous drawings adorning the cover. Throughout this time, he enhanced himself out into music, recording his first album, Hairy Jazz, a record that contained several standards and a couple of original songs. Moreover, Silverstein produced more than a dozen albums. In 1963, Silverstein met Ursula Nordstrom, a book editor, and she offered him to write material for children, which he did on short notice. Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back would be the first, appearing that same year. Besides being widely popular, The Giving Tree is one of the most discussed children’s books of all time.
Shel Silverstein book
Shel Silverstein book is both sad and ambiguous in intent. Due to this reasons it was initially rejected by publishers, who thought the book’s themes resided somewhere around those meant for adults and those for children. Regardless of the message, The Giving Tree has been translated into more than 30 languages and is continually enlisted on the best children’s books of all time. As the 1960s came to an end and the 1970s began, Silverstein paved up his songwriting efforts, composing the songs like A Boy Named Sue, One's on the Way, So Good to So Bad, Sylvia's Mother and Yes, Mr. Rogers, among others. He also penned motion picture soundtracks for 1970s films like as Ned Kelly, Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?, Thieves and years down the road, Postcards from the Edge. He produced two of his most memorable creations in the 1970s: Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Missing Piece. At the ending of 1970s, Silverstein would continue releasing memorable children’s titles, among them A Light in the Attic, a collection of poems and drawings, which was nominated on several awards, and The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, a sequel to The Missing Piece. Silverstein became bit inactive in the 1980s and returned in the 1990s with Falling Up and Draw a Skinny Elephant, adding a few more to his oeuvre posthumously.
Shel Silverstein wedding
Reflecting Shel Silverstein personal life, he was the father of one daughter named Shoshanna Jordan Hastings. Unfortunately, there is no record of Shel Silverstein wedding or wife. He died away on 10th May 1999 due to heart attack in Key West, Florida.