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Seuss Geisel
Dr. Seuss
General information
Born: Theodor Seuss Geisel
March 2, 1904
Springfield, Massachusetts
Died: September 24, 1991 (aged 87)
La Jolla, California
Cause of death: Throat cancer
Alternate names: Theo LeSieg., Rosetta Stone, Theodor Geisel, Theophrastus Seuss
Occupation(s): Author, poet, cartoonist
Years active: 1925 - 1991
Spouse: Helen Palmer Geisel (deceased)
Audrey Stone Diamond (deceased)

Theodor Seuss Giesel (March 2, 1904 - September 24, 1991), better known by his pen name "Dr. Seuss," was an American author, poet, and cartoonist famous for his books The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who!, Green Eggs & Ham, The Lorax, How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, and hundreds of others.

For Looney Tunes, he wrote the scripts for many of the Private Snafu cartoons, hence their rhyming dialogue. He also wrote the book which was later adapted into the Looney Tunes short "Horton Hatches the Egg".

Dr. Seuss (aged 87) died of throat cancer on September 24, 1991. He was cremated, and his ashes were scattered.

Pop Culture References

To see Dr. Seuss references, please visit the Looney Tunes In Pop Culture page.

Looney Connections

Voice actors and other crew members worked on both Looney Tunes and Dr. Seuss adaptations for film, TV, or movies.

  • Friz Freleng helped produce a few specials for Geisel in the mid-1970s.
  • Chuck Jones was the producer and co-director for the animated How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Horton Hears a Who! TV specials. He also voiced Jojo and the Junior Kangaroo in the latter special.
  • Don Messick provided voice work for Pontoffel Pock, Where Are You?
  • Frank Welker voiced the Grinch's dog Max in The Grinch Grinches the Cat in the Hat and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (2000 film).
  • June Foray voiced Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 special) and Jane Kangaroo in the Horton Hears a Who! (1970 special).
  • Jess Harnell voiced Another Who in Horton Hears a Who! (2008 film).
  • Laraine Newman voiced the Glummox Mom in Horton Hears a Who! (2008 film).
  • Thurl Ravenscroft sang "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" in How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 special) and voiced Thing 1 in The Cat in the Hat (1971 special). 
  • Daws Butler voiced Karlos K. Krinklebein in The Cat in the Hat (1971 TV special).

Looney Works



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