Shel Silverstein

Born Sep 25, 1930
Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein, was an American poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, screenwriter, and author of children's books. He styled himself as Uncle Shelby in some works. Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have sold over 20 million copies.

Shel Silverstein Stats


: Sheldon Alan Silverstein, Silverstein, Shel


: United States of America

Date of Birth

: September 25, 1930

Place of Birth

: Chicago

Date of Death

: May 10, 1999

Place of Death

: Key West

Cause of Death

: Myocardial infarction