“Forgotten Hollywood”- Mrs. Seuss…

Posted on December 21, 2018 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Audrey Geisel was the widow of kid’s scribe Dr. Seuss and longtime overseer of his lucrative literary estate.  Mrs. Geisel is credited as an executive producer of last month’s movies release The Grinch, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch.

“`Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, died in 1991, and two years later Audrey founded Dr. Seuss Enterprises.  Over the past quarter century, Dr. Seuss has proved a highly profitable multimedia brand, from books and films to theme park rides and the Broadway show Seussical. Over ten million Dr. Seuss books sell each year.

“`Audrey kept a tight grip on the empire; and she expanded it beyond her husband’s forty-seven children’s stories. In 2002, she helped unveil bronze sculptures of her hubby and his beloved characters at the Seuss Memorial in his hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts.

“`Though the stories he wrote were whimsical, their relationship was born out of an affair. They were married after the first Mrs. Geisel committed suicide and after Audrey’s divorce. The latter included sending her two children to their dad in order to consummate the next union.

“`Audrey Geisel (above right) was ninety-seven.


“`Donald Moffat was an English film and stage actor, who had a great career as a character actor. He is best known for his portrayals in  The Right Stuff, The Thing, and Clear and Present Danger. His initial assignment was at the Old Vic Theatre in London.

“`Other movie roles included in Popeye, Earthquake, and Regarding Henry. On the small screen, Moffat guest-starred in Night Gallery, Logan’s Run, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and The West Wing.

“`Donald Moffat (right) was eighty-seven.

Until next time>                               “never forget

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