Shel Silverstein (1930–1999)

Soundtrack | Writer | Composer
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KNOWN FOR 
Almost Famous (2000) | Thelma & Louise (1991) | Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
AWARDS 
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations More »
NICKNAME  
Uncle Shelby
BORN 
Sep 25, 1930 (died May 10, 1999)
HEIGHT 
5' 11" (1.80m)

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Past Film & Video (29 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for WoodlandsWoodlands (Short) Writer (poem by)  Less 2017 $10K
  • Primary photo for The Giving TreeThe Giving Tree (Short) Writer (story)  Less 2015
  • Primary photo for Opry Video Classics: The Hall of FameOpry Video Classics: The Hall of Fame (Video) Writer ("One's On the Way")  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Dennis Locorriere: The Unique Voice of Dr. Hook - Hits and History Tour LiveDennis Locorriere: The Unique Voice of Dr. Hook - Hits and History Tour Live (Video) Writer ("I Don't Want To Be Alone Tonight", "More Like The Movies", "The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan", "A Couple More Years", " (Freakin' At The) Freakers' Ball", "The Cover Of "The Rolling Stone"", "Sylvia's Mother", "Queen Of The Silver Dollar", "Jungle To The Zoo" (Solo Acoustic Bonus Feature), "I Gave Her Comfort" (Solo Acoustic Bonus Feature), "Judy" (Solo Acoustic Bonus Feature))  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Are We Done Yet?Are We Done Yet? Writer ("A Boy Named Sue")  Less 2007 $28MM $50MM
  • Primary photo for Alone with Dennis LocorriereAlone with Dennis Locorriere (Video) Writer ("The Wonderful Soup Stone", "More Like The Movies", "I Can't Touch The Sun", "The Cover Of The "Rolling Stone"", "Queen Of The Silver Dollar", "The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan", "Carry Me, Carrie", "Sylvia's Mother", "A Couple More Years")  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Manki & DaghighanchiManki & Daghighanchi (Short) Writer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for The BridgeThe Bridge (Short) Writer  Less 2004 $10K
  • Primary photo for An Old Man & Little BoyAn Old Man & Little Boy (Short) Writer  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for TarnationTarnation Writer ("The Ballad of Lucy Jordan")  Less 2003 $218 $592K
  • Primary photo for De boom die gafDe boom die gaf (Short) Writer (novel)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Almost FamousAlmost Famous Writer ("The Cover of 'Rolling Stone'")  Less 2000 $60MM $33MM
  • Primary photo for Divorcing JackDivorcing Jack Writer ("Danger of a Stranger")  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Completely HookedCompletely Hooked (Video) Writer ("Sylvia's Mother", "The Cover Of The "Rolling Stone"", "I Don't Want To Be Alone Tonight")  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Thelma & LouiseThelma & Louise Writer ("The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan")  Less 1991 $16MM $45MM
  • Primary photo for Postcards from the EdgePostcards from the Edge Writer ("I'm Checkin' Out")  Less 1990 $22MM $38MM
  • Primary photo for Things ChangeThings Change Writer  Less 1988 $3.5MM
  • Primary photo for Little TreasureLittle Treasure Writer ("Queen of the Silver Dollar")  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for MontenegroMontenegro Writer ("The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan")  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Coal Miner's DaughterCoal Miner's Daughter Writer ("One's on the Way")  Less 1980 $67MM
  • Primary photo for Marianne Faithfull: The Ballad of Lucy JordanMarianne Faithfull: The Ballad of Lucy Jordan (Video) Composer  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Broken English: Three Songs by Marianne FaithfullBroken English: Three Songs by Marianne Faithfull (Short) Writer ("Ballad of Lucy Jordan")  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot BackLafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back (Short) Narrator (voice), Director, Writer  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for ThievesThieves Composer (flute themes)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for PaydayPayday Writer ("She's Only a Country Girl", "Slowly Fadin' Circle", "Lovin' You More", "Baby Here's a Dime")  Less 1973 $760K
  • Primary photo for The Giving TreeThe Giving Tree (Short) Narrator (voice), Composer, Producer, Writer (book)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Bernie, Composer, Lyrics ("Bunky and Lucille", "Last Morning", "The Sweet Forever Song" (uncredited), "Ricky Ticky Song" (uncredited)), Music ("Bunky and Lucille", "Last Morning", "The Sweet Forever Song" (uncredited), "Ricky Ticky Song" (uncredited))  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Ned KellyNed Kelly Composer, Lyrics ("Ned Kelly" (uncredited), "She Moved Through the Fair"), Music ("Ned Kelly" (uncredited), "She Moved Through the Fair")  Less 1970 £1MM
  • Primary photo for The Moving FingerThe Moving Finger Party Attendee, Composer  Less 1963
Past Television (35 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("One's on the Way") ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
  • Primary photo for American Horror StoryAmerican Horror Story (TV Series) Writer ("The Ballad of Lucy Jordan") ( 1 episode, 2016 )  Less 2016 1
    • Be Our Guest (Jan 13, 2016) Writer ("The Ballad of Lucy Jordan") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for FargoFargo (TV Series) Writer ("Sylvia's Mother") ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
    • The Castle (Dec 7, 2015) Writer ("Sylvia's Mother") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Pop GoldPop Gold (TV Mini-series) Writer ("A Boy Named Sue (Live)") ( 1 episode, 2015 )  Less 2015 1
    • Hellraisers (Mar 4, 2015) Writer ("A Boy Named Sue (Live)")  Less
  • Primary photo for DetectoristsDetectorists (TV Series) Writer ("Sylvia's Mother") ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
    • Episode #1.4 (Oct 23, 2014) Writer ("Sylvia's Mother")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Nostalgia CriticThe Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) Writer (story "The Giving Tree") ( 1 episode, 2014 )  Less 2014 1
    • The Lorax (May 6, 2014) Writer (story "The Giving Tree")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Marty Stuart ShowThe Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) Writer ("Marie Laveau") ( 1 episode, 2012 )  Less 2012 1
    • Bobby Bare (Feb 25, 2012) Writer ("Marie Laveau")  Less
  • Primary photo for Todd's Pop Song ReviewsTodd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series) Writer ("Cover of the Rolling Stone") ( 1 episode, 2011 )  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for Queens of British PopQueens of British Pop (TV Series) Writer ("The Ballad of Lucy Jordan") ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009 1
    • Episode #1.1 (Apr 1, 2009) Writer ("The Ballad of Lucy Jordan") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Premio Donostia a Meryl StreepPremio Donostia a Meryl Streep (TV Special) Writer ("I'm Checkin' Out")  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Absolutely FabulousAbsolutely Fabulous (TV Series) Songwriter ("The Ballad of Lucy Jordan") ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
    • Donkey (Sep 21, 2001) Songwriter ("The Ballad of Lucy Jordan") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Top of the Pops 2Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) Writer ("Sylvia's Mother") ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Stars in Their EyesStars in Their Eyes (TV Series) Writer ("A Boy Named Sue") ( 1 episode, 1995 ) , Writer ("Sylvia's Mother") ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1995–1998 2
    • Episode #9.7 (May 2, 1998) Writer ("Sylvia's Mother")  Less
    • Episode #6.4 (May 27, 1995) Writer ("A Boy Named Sue")  Less
  • Primary photo for TohuwabohuTohuwabohu (TV Series) Writer ("The Cover Of 'Rolling Stone'") ( 2 episodes, 1996–1997 ) , Writer ("The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan") ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1996–1998 3
    • Seite 45 (1998) Writer ("The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan") (uncredited)  Less
    • Tralala 2 bzw. 40 (1997) Writer ("The Cover Of 'Rolling Stone'") (uncredited)  Less
    • Beweisstück 30 (1996) Writer ("The Cover Of 'Rolling Stone'") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 63rd Annual Academy AwardsThe 63rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) Writer ("I'm Checkin' Out")  Less 1991
  • Primary photo for BullerfnisBullerfnis (TV Series) Music ("Den grimmeste mand i byen") ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
    • Episode #1.3 (Jan 12, 1991) Music ("Den grimmeste mand i byen")  Less
  • Primary photo for DollyDolly (TV Series) Writer ("Coal Miner's Daughter/You Ain't Woman Enough/Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (with Lovin' On Your Mind)/Blue Kentucky Girl/One's On The Way/The Pill/Coal Miner's Daughter (reprise) Medley") ( 1 episode, 1988 )  Less 1988 1
    • Episode #1.22 (1988) Writer ("Coal Miner's Daughter/You Ain't Woman Enough/Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (with Lovin' On Your Mind)/Blue Kentucky Girl/One's On The Way/The Pill/Coal Miner's Daughter (reprise) Medley")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Benny Hill ShowThe Benny Hill Show (TV Series) Writer ("Hey, Lady Godiva") ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
    • Holiday (Mar 16, 1983) Writer ("Hey, Lady Godiva")  Less
  • Primary photo for Top of the PopsTop of the Pops (TV Series) Writer ("The Ballad of Lucy Jordan") ( 1 episode, 1979 ) , Writer ("More Like the Movies") ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1978–1979 2
  • Primary photo for 13th Annual Music City News Awards13th Annual Music City News Awards (TV Special) Music ("On The Cover of The Music City News" (parody of "On the Cover of the Rolling Stone"))  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The Muppet ShowThe Muppet Show (TV Series) Writer ("Put Another Log on the Fire") ( 1 episode, 1976 ) , Writer ("One's on the Way") ( 1 episode, 1978 ) , Writer ("You're Always Welcome at Our House") ( 1 episode, 1978 )  Less 1976–1978 3
    • Marisa Berenson (Dec 16, 1978) Writer ("You're Always Welcome at Our House") (uncredited)  Less
    • Loretta Lynn (Oct 21, 1978) Writer ("One's on the Way")  Less
    • Candice Bergen (Nov 27, 1976) Writer ("Put Another Log on the Fire")  Less
  • Primary photo for 12th Annual Music City News Awards12th Annual Music City News Awards (TV Special) Writer ("On The Cover of The Music City News", "Danger of A Stranger")  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for The Old Grey Whistle TestThe Old Grey Whistle Test (TV Series) Writer ("Get My Rocks Off", "Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me", "Carry Me, Carrie") ( 1 episode, 1975 ) , Writer ("Scum of the Earth") ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1975–1977 2
    • Episode #7.5 (Oct 18, 1977) Writer ("Scum of the Earth")  Less
    • Dr. Hook (Nov 25, 1975) Writer ("Get My Rocks Off", "Everybody's Makin' It Big But Me", "Carry Me, Carrie")  Less
  • Primary photo for A Concert: Behind Prison WallsA Concert: Behind Prison Walls (TV Movie) Writer ("A Boy Named Sue")  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for DollyDolly (TV Series) Writer ("Queen of the Silver Dollar") ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976 1
    • Episode #1.3 (Feb 15, 1976) Writer ("Queen of the Silver Dollar")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Ernie Sigley ShowThe Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) Writer ("One's on the Way") ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
  • Primary photo for MusikladenMusikladen (TV Series) Writer ("Sylvia's Mother", "Marie Lavaux", "Cops And Robbers", "Carry Me, Carrie", "Penicillin Penny", "Roland The Roadie And Gertrude The Groupie", " (Freakin' At The) Freakers' Ball", "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone") ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
    • Episode #1.12 (Mar 20, 1974) Writer ("Sylvia's Mother", "Marie Lavaux", "Cops And Robbers", "Carry Me, Carrie", "Penicillin Penny", "Roland The Roadie And Gertrude The Groupie", " (Freakin' At The) Freakers' Ball", "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone")  Less
  • Primary photo for Free to Be... You & MeFree to Be... You & Me (TV Movie) Writer (stories)  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Midnight SpecialThe Midnight Special (TV Series) Writer ("The Cover Of The "Rolling Stone"", "Sylvia's Mother", "Roland The Roadie And Gertrude The Groupie", "Lonliest People In The World (Joe's Bar)") ( 1 episode, 1974 ) , Writer ("If I'd Only Come And Gone", "Marie Lavaux", "Cops And Robbers") ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 2
    • Episode #2.25 (Mar 1, 1974) Writer ("If I'd Only Come And Gone", "Marie Lavaux", "Cops And Robbers")  Less
    • Episode #2.18 (Jan 11, 1974) Writer ("The Cover Of The "Rolling Stone"", "Sylvia's Mother", "Roland The Roadie And Gertrude The Groupie", "Lonliest People In The World (Joe's Bar)")  Less
  • Primary photo for Rock ConcertRock Concert (TV Series) Writer ("Queen of the Silver Dollar", "Everybody's Makin't It Big But Me") ( 1 episode, 1974 )  Less 1974 1
    • Episode #2.9 (1974) Writer ("Queen of the Silver Dollar", "Everybody's Makin't It Big But Me")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Graham Kennedy ShowThe Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) Writer ("Do You Wanna Boogie") ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for Johnny Cash i KøbenhavnJohnny Cash i København (TV Special) Writer ("A Boy Named Sue")  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for The Johnny Cash ShowThe Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) Writer ("A Boy Named Sue") ( 6 episodes, 1969–1971 ) , Writer ("Boa Constrictor") ( 1 episode, 1971 ) , Music ("A Girl Named Cash") ( 1 episode, 1971 )  Less 1969–1971 7
    • Episode #2.22 (Mar 3, 1971) Writer ("Boa Constrictor")  Less
    • Episode #2.20 (Feb 17, 1971) Writer ("A Boy Named Sue")  Less
    • Episode #2.15 (Jan 13, 1971) Music ("A Girl Named Cash"), Writer ("A Boy Named Sue")  Less
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  • Primary photo for The Best on RecordThe Best on Record (TV Special) Writer ("A Boy Named Sue")  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Johnny Cash in San QuentinJohnny Cash in San Quentin (TV Movie) Writer ("A Boy Named Sue")  Less 1969
Self (7 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for AM NorthwestAM Northwest (TV Series) Himself / Writer ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for SpotlightSpotlight (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1975 )  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for The Johnny Cash ShowThe Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1970 )  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Playboy After DarkPlayboy After Dark (TV Series) Himself - Singer ( 1 episode, 1969 )  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for CartoonCartoon (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Guest ( 5 episodes, 1963–1964 )  Less 1963–1964
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  • Primary photo for The MostThe Most (Short) Himself (uncredited)  Less 1963
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for The Girls Next DoorThe Girls Next Door (TV Series) Himself - Playboy Cartoonist / Writer ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005
    • My Kind of Town (Nov 20, 2005) Himself - Playboy Cartoonist / Writer (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Playboy: The Party ContinuesPlayboy: The Party Continues (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 2000

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