Maurice Sendak Net Worth

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Maurice Sendak net worth is
$20 Million

Maurice Sendak Wiki Biography

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.

Full NameMaurice Sendak
Net Worth$20 Million
Date Of BirthJune 10, 1928, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
DiedMay 8, 2012, Danbury, Connecticut, United States
Place Of BirthBrooklyn
ProfessionWriter, Illustrator, Artist, Author, Television producer, Film Producer, Production Designer, Visual Artist
EducationArt Students League of New York
NationalityUnited States of America
ParentsSadie Schindler, Philip Sendak
SiblingsJack Sendak, Natalie Sendak
NicknamesMaurice Bernard Sendak , The Picasso of Children's Books
AwardsCaldecott Medal, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Children's Animated Program, Locus Award for Best Art Book, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Picture Books, National Book Award for Children's Books (Paperback)
Movies, Where the Wild Things Are, Little Bear, more
TV ShowsSeven Little Monsters, Little Bear
1His works frequently depict a child entering an imaginative or dream related world or setting.
1When I was a child, and I was shopping with my mother and she was holding my hand because I was a very little boy, and I passed the newsstand, and I saw a picture of a the Lindbergh baby dead in the woods... and I took my mother to see it. And apparently nobody but me saw it... It's only in the past few years that I realized Colonel Lindbergh was so enraged that that picture was used and it was taken off the afternoon edition; I saw the morning edition. I spent my whole life believing I saw that picture. But that to me is why children are so important: they see things.
2The town that my mother lived in and was born in... the town was burnt to the ground by the Germans, and my grandmother and her children got out and came to America. Tiresome, deadly people. I mean, yes, we're so happy for those who survived, but some of them were just like regular people. You hated them. When I finally got to envision what the Wild Things looked like, that's what they looked like: those greedy uncles and aunts who came to eat my food.
3I want to kill everybody in publishing; I want to see them all laid out.
4If Ursula Nordstrom hadn't pursued everybody on the board of the Caldecott Newberry Committee, I'd never have won. I was the bad boy; I was always into bad-boy books.
5I remember my own childhood vividly - I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn't let adults know I knew. It would scare them.
6I refuse to lie to children. I refuse to cater to the bullshit of innocence.
7[from an interview in 2011] I have nothing now but praise for my life. I'm not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more. There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready.
8[Interview by Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report (2005), 1/25/2012] Newt Gingrich is an idiot of great renown. There is something so hopelessly gross and vile about him, that it's hard to take him seriously.
9All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew. [In a 2008 New York Times interview, talking about never telling his parents he was gay.].
10I think Disney is terrible for young children.
11There must be more to life than having everything.
1Sendak and companion Dr. Eugene Glynn lived together for 50 years before Glynn's May 2007 death from lung cancer.
2His studio was a large barn in Connecticut.
3His most famous book, "Where the Wild Things Are," was originally going to be titled "Where the Wild Horses Are." He gave that up when he discovered that he couldn't draw horses.
4Several of the Wild Things were actually caricatures of relatives who used to visit his parents' home when he was a child.
5His book "Chicken Soup with Rice" was set to music by and sung by Carole King as part of Really Rosie (1975).
6He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1996 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, DC.
7Was a writer and illustrator of children's literature.
8Won the Caldecott Medal in 1964 for the book "Where the Wild Things Are.".
9Was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the 1998 commencement ceremonies for his services to children's literature.
10Was close friends with playwright Tony Kushner. They collaborated on the book "Brundibar," and he made a cameo in the HBO version of Kushner's Angels in America (2003).
11Co-founder of the Night Kitchen Theater and the developer of plays, musicals, and films based on his books.
12Worked also as a designer for ballet and opera.
13The Educational Paperback Association listed him in its Top-100 Children's Authors.
14Produced more than a dozen books of his own and illustrated more than seventy stories by other authors.
15Said he set his goal to become a writer and an illustrator when he was four or five years old.


Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life2010Video short book "Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life"
Where the Wild Things Are2009book
Little Bear1995-2003TV Series creator - 22 episodes
Seven Little Monsters2000-2003TV Series based on the book by - 49 episodes
The Little Bear Movie2001characters
In the Night Kitchen1987Short from the book by
Nutcracker1986conceived by
Higglety Pigglety Pop!1985TV Movie libretto
Where the Wild Things Are1984TV Movie libretto
Simple Gifts1977TV Movie segment "Prologue"
Chicken Soup with Rice1975Video short story by
Really Rosie1975TV Movie story
Where the Wild Things Are1973Short book


Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life2010Video short executive producer
Where the Wild Things Are2009producer
The Little Bear Movie2001executive producer
Seven Little Monsters2000TV Series executive producer
George and Martha1999-2000TV Series executive producer - 26 episodes
Little Bear1995TV Series executive producer

Production Designer

Hansel und Gretel1999TV Movie
Higglety Pigglety Pop!1985TV Movie designer
Where the Wild Things Are1984TV Movie designer
Live from Lincoln Center1983TV Series 1 episode
The Love for Three Oranges1982TV Movie

Costume Designer

Last Dance2002Documentary
Hansel und Gretel1999TV Movie
Live from Lincoln Center1983TV Series 1 episode


Angels in America2003TV Mini-SeriesRabbi on Bench #2
Chicken Soup with Rice1975Video shortJenny's Bark (voice)
Really Rosie1975TV MovieJenny's Bark (voice)

Art Department

Last Dance2002Documentary set designer
Jackanory1971TV Series illustrator - 2 episodes


Northern Exposure1991TV Series "Where the Wild Things Are" copyright 1963 by - 1 episode
Return to Oz1985preliminary artwork - uncredited
Zlateh the Goat1966Short consultant


Chicken Soup with Rice1975Video short
Really Rosie1975TV Movie

Art Director

Hansel and Gretel1998TV Movie
Really Rosie1975TV Movie


The Dresden Dolls: In Paradise2005Video writer: "Pierre"
Seasons of the Heart1994TV Movie as Maurice Zendak, "Where the Wild Things Are"

Music Department

Chicken Soup with Rice1975Video short lyrics by


Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak2009TV Short documentary very special thanks
Lois Gibbs and the Love Canal1982TV Movie special thanks


Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story2012DocumentaryHimself
The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak2009TV Short documentaryHimself
Last Dance2002DocumentaryHimself
Great Performances1994TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1987TV Series documentaryHimself
The World of Maurice Sendak1986Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Today1975TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

The Colbert Report2012TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies

IMDB Wikipedia

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