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Bruce Springsteen to release picture book 'Outlaw Pete'

Bruce Springsteen to release picture book 'Outlaw Pete'

RUMSON, N.J., Aug. 29 (UPI) --Bruce Springsteen adapted his song "Outlaw Pete" into an illustrated book that brings the bank-robbing baby to life.
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Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

The entertainment world mourned the loss of numerous titans and dozens of supporting players this year.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, June 10, 2012.
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Author Maurice Sendak dead at 83

Author Maurice Sendak dead at 83

DANBURY, Conn., May 8 (UPI) -- Beloved children's book author and artist Maurice Sendak died Tuesday in Danbury, Conn., of complications from a recent stroke, his editor said. He was 83.

'Wild Things' enjoys box-office rumpus

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- "Where the Wild Things Are" was No. 1 at the U.S. box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $32.5 million, Box Office Mojo said.
Sendak riled some say 'Wild' too scary

Sendak riled some say 'Wild' too scary

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. author Maurice Sendak said those who think the film version of his children's book "Where the Wild Things Are" is too scary can "go to hell."
'Wild Things' headed to IMAX screens

'Wild Things' headed to IMAX screens

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- Warner Bros. Pictures and IMAX Corp. say the Hollywood film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things Are" will be played on IMAX screens.

Ambrose replaces Williams for 'Wild' movie

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Lauren Ambrose has replaced fellow Hollywood actress Michelle Williams as one of the voice talents in Spike Jonze's "Where the Wild Things Are."

Stars lined up for 'Wild Things' film

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- The film adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic book "Where the Wild Things Are" will feature the voices of Benicio Del Toro and Michelle Williams.

Dolly Parton gets 'Living Legend' award

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Entertainer Dolly Parton has been tapped to receive the Living Legend Award, the U.S. Library of Congress's most prestigious honor.
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Renowned illustrator Maurice Sendak poses at the October 12 debut of award winning producer / director Todd McFarlane action figure toy line based on Sendak 1963 book Where The Wild Things Are. rw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Maurice Bernard Sendak (born June 10, 1928) is an American writer and illustrator of children's literature. He is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963.

Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York to Polish Jewish immigrant parents Sarah (née Schindler) and Philip Sendak, a dressmaker. He decided to become an illustrator after viewing Walt Disney's film Fantasia at the age of twelve; however, his love of books came at an early age when he developed health problems and was confined to his bed. One of his first professional commissions was to create window displays for the toy store F.A.O. Schwarz. His illustrations were first published in 1947 in a textbook titled Atomics for the Millions by Dr. Maxwell Leigh Eidinoff. He spent much of the 1950s working as an artist for children's books, before beginning to write his own stories.

Sendak gained international acclaim after writing and illustrating Where the Wild Things Are, although the book's depictions of fanged monsters concerned some parents when it was first released, as his characters were somewhat grotesque in appearance. Sendak's seeming attraction to the forbidden or nightmarish aspects of children's fantasy have made him a subject of controversy. The monsters in the book were actually based on relatives who would come to weekly dinners. Because of their broken English and odd mannerisms, they were the perfect basis for the monsters in Sendak's book. Before Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak was best known for illustrating Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear series of books.

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