Maurice Sendak Net Worth 2021: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Maurice Sendak net worth is
$20 Million

Maurice Sendak Wiki Biography

Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American illustrator and writer of children’s books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.



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Full Name Maurice Sendak
Net Worth $20 Million
Date Of Birth June 10, 1928, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Died May 8, 2012, Danbury, Connecticut, United States
Place Of Birth Brooklyn
Profession Writer, Illustrator, Artist, Author, Television producer, Film Producer, Production Designer, Visual Artist
Education Art Students League of New York
Nationality United States of America
Parents Sadie Schindler, Philip Sendak
Siblings Jack Sendak, Natalie Sendak
Nicknames Maurice Bernard Sendak , The Picasso of Children’s Books
IMDB http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0784124
Awards Caldecott Medal, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program, Locus Award for Best Art Book, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Books, National Book Award for Children’s Books (Paperback)
Movies , Where the Wild Things Are, Little Bear, more
TV Shows Seven Little Monsters, Little Bear
# Trademark
1 His works frequently depict a child entering an imaginative or dream related world or setting.
# Quote
1 When I was a child, and I was shopping with my mother and she was holding my hand because I was a very little boy, and I passed the newsstand, and I saw a picture of a the Lindbergh baby dead in the woods… and I took my mother to see it. And apparently nobody but me saw it… It’s only in the past few years that I realized Colonel Lindbergh was so enraged that that picture was used and it was taken off the afternoon edition; I saw the morning edition. I spent my whole life believing I saw that picture. But that to me is why children are so important: they see things.
2 The town that my mother lived in and was born in… the town was burnt to the ground by the Germans, and my grandmother and her children got out and came to America. Tiresome, deadly people. I mean, yes, we’re so happy for those who survived, but some of them were just like regular people. You hated them. When I finally got to envision what the Wild Things looked like, that’s what they looked like: those greedy uncles and aunts who came to eat my food.
3 I want to kill everybody in publishing; I want to see them all laid out.
4 If Ursula Nordstrom hadn’t pursued everybody on the board of the Caldecott Newberry Committee, I’d never have won. I was the bad boy; I was always into bad-boy books.
5 I remember my own childhood vividly – I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.
6 I refuse to lie to children. I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence.
7 [from an interview in 2011] I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.
8 [Interview by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report (2005), 1/25/2012] Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown. There is something so hopelessly gross and vile about him, that it’s hard to take him seriously.
9 All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew. [In a 2008 New York Times interview, talking about never telling his parents he was gay.].
10 I think Disney is terrible for young children.
11 There must be more to life than having everything.
# Fact
1 Sendak and companion Dr. Eugene Glynn lived together for 50 years before Glynn’s May 2007 death from lung cancer.
2 His studio was a large barn in Connecticut.
3 His most famous book, “Where the Wild Things Are,” was originally going to be titled “Where the Wild Horses Are.” He gave that up when he discovered that he couldn’t draw horses.
4 Several of the Wild Things were actually caricatures of relatives who used to visit his parents’ home when he was a child.
5 His book “Chicken Soup with Rice” was set to music by and sung by Carole King as part of Really Rosie (1975).
6 He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1996 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, DC.
7 Was a writer and illustrator of children’s literature.
8 Won the Caldecott Medal in 1964 for the book “Where the Wild Things Are.”.
9 Was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the 1998 commencement ceremonies for his services to children’s literature.
10 Was close friends with playwright Tony Kushner. They collaborated on the book “Brundibar,” and he made a cameo in the HBO version of Kushner’s Angels in America (2003).
11 Co-founder of the Night Kitchen Theater and the developer of plays, musicals, and films based on his books.
12 Worked also as a designer for ballet and opera.
13 The Educational Paperback Association listed him in its Top-100 Children’s Authors.
14 Produced more than a dozen books of his own and illustrated more than seventy stories by other authors.
15 Said he set his goal to become a writer and an illustrator when he was four or five years old.

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