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William Steig

William SteigBorn: 14-Nov-1907
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 3-Oct-2003
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Cartoonist, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Shrek, The New Yorker

Cartoonist for The New Yorker and beloved children's book author/illustrator. Patient of Wilhelm Reich.

Father: Joseph Steig (socialist housepainter, Austrian immigrant)
Mother: Laura Ebel Steig (seamstress)
Brother: Irwin Steig (writer)
Brother: Henry Steig (writer)
Brother: Arthur Steig (poet)
Wife: Elizabeth Mead (m. 1936, sister of Margaret Mead, ex-)
Wife: Kari Homestead (m. 1950, div. 1963)
Wife: Stephanie Healey (m. 1964, div. 1966)
Wife: Jeanne Doron (m. 1968, artist)
Daughter: Lucinda Steig Francheschini (artist, first marriage)
Son: Jeremy Steig (jazz flautist, first marriage)
Daughter: Margit Laura Steig (actress, second marriage)

    University: City College of New York
    University: National Academy of Design
    University: Yale University (dropped out)

    The New Yorker 1930-2003 Cartoonist
    Vanity Fair Cartoonist
    Collier's Cartoonist
    Caldecott Medal 1970 for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble
    American Book Award 1982 for Doctor De Soto
    Polish Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Austrian Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Orgone

Official Website:

Is the subject of books:
The World of William Steig, 1998, BY: Lee Lorenz

Author of books:
About People (1939)
The Lonely Ones (1942)
All Embarassed (1944)
Small Fry (1944)
Persistent Faces (1945)
Agony in the Kindergarten (1950)
The Rejected Lovers (1951)
C D B! (1968)
Roland the Minstrel Pig (1968)
The Bad Island (1969, aka Rotten Island)
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1969, banned)
An Eye for Elephants (1970)
The Bad Speller (1970)
Amos & Boris (1971)
Dominic (1972)
The Real Thief (1973)
Farmer Palmer's Wagon Ride (1974)
Abel's Island (1976)
The Amazing Bone (1976)
Caleb & Kate (1977)
Tiffky Doofky (1978)
Gorky Rises (1980)
Doctor De Soto (1982)
C D C? (1984)
Yellow & Pink (1984)
Solomon the Rusty Nail (1985)
Brave Irene (1986)
The Zabajaba Jungle (1987)
Spinky Sulks (1988)
The Old Testament Made Easy (1990, with Jeanne Doron)
Shrek! (1990)
Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa (1992)
Alpha Beta Chowder (1992, with Jeanne Doron)
Zeke Pippin (1994)
Grown-Ups Get to Do All the Driving (1995)
The Toy Brother (1996)
Toby, Where Are You? (1997)
Pete's a Pizza (1998)
Wizzil (2000)
Made for Each Other (2000)
Patch & Polly (2002)
When Everybody Wore a Hat (2003, memoir)

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