Maurice Sendak Children's Author

Maurice Sendak
Birth Place:
New York City, New York
United States of America
June 10, 1928
Death Date:
May 8, 2012 (age 83)
Birth Sign:

He was born on June 10, 1928 (died on May 08, 2012, he was 83 years old) as Maurice Bernard Sendak. His nickname was Maurice Bernard Sendak.


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. Born to Jewish-Polish parents his childhood was affected by the death of many of his family members during the Holocaust. Besides Where the Wild Things Are Sendak also wrote works such as In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There and illustrated Little Bear. read more

His Parents

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Philip Sendak
Philip Sendak

His father Philip Sendak and Philip Sendak was 33 years old when Maurice born. His father was a American writer.

Is Maurice Sendak still alive?

No, he died on 05/08/2012, 9 years ago. He was 83 years old when he died. Cause of death: stroke. He died in Danbury Hospital

What was Maurice's zodiac sign?

Maurice Sendak zodiac sign was gemini.


Maurice Sendak had 1 sibling. Jack (4 years older)


His first feature film was Where the Wild Things Are (2009). He was 81 when he starred in this movie. Since 2009, he has appeared in 15 feature films. The last one is In The Night Kitchen (1987). .

His first TV Show was

Awards (6)

Awarded Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2002 , awarded Library of Congress Living Legend in 2000 , awarded National Medal of Arts in 1995 , awarded Children's Literature Legacy Award in 1982 , awarded Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration in 1969 ,


He graduated from Art Students League Of New York and Lafayette High School

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Maurice Sendak Movies (15)

Maurice Sendak TV Shows

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When is Maurice Sendak's next birthday?

Maurice Sendak was born on the , which was a Sunday

Maurice Sendak net worth

He had a net worth of 20 million dollars.

His real name:
Birth name of Maurice Sendak is Maurice Bernard Sendak
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