Life of Theodore Seuss Geisel
Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904 on Howard Street Springfield, Massachusetts. His father and grandfather were successful brew masters. Even though World War 1 was approaching they managed to keep financially stable, therefore Dr. Seuss and his sister had a comfortable childhood. He also recalled his mom telling them rhymes as children and that's what really had an influence in his career.
Dr. Seuss left as a teen to attend Dartmouth College where he became and editor-in-chief
for the Jack-o-Lantern humor magazine.His time as an editor came up short because he was caught throwing a drinking party which was against campus rules.
To please his father, after graduating Seuss decided to go to Oxford University to become a professor. After coming to the conclusion that his studies bored him, he decided to tour Europe instead. While he was in Oxford though he met his wife, Helen Palmer. After he returned home from Europe he went on to pursue a career as a cartoonist. He created advertising campaigns for over 15 years with some low key magazine companies. with World War 2 approaching and him being to old for the draft but still wanting to help, he joined Frank Capra's Signal Corps. He made training videos and that is how he got introduced to animation.
Later on when Seuss was editing magazines like Judge and Vanity Fair he was offered a contract to illustrate a collection of children saying's called Boners. although the book wasn't very popular it was still considered Seuss's breakthrough. The first book he published was "And To Think I Saw It On Mulberry Street," which was rejected 27 times at first. He continued to publish more book that he is known for.
Later on (elder)
His first wife died in 1967 but he remarried to his old friend Audrey, who is the president of Dr. Seuss enterprise. By the time he died on September 24, 1991 he had already published 44 children's books. Some of which have even been made into movies. He has gotten two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award and the Pulitzer award.
"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
"Unless some one like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."