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Carl Sandburg

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American poet and author who’s best remembered for Rootabaga Tales, The Battle Years, and Cornhuskers. A lot of his poems consist of references to the town of Chicago. He remaining school at age group thirteen and kept several odd careers before becoming a member of the Milwaukee, Wisconsin branch of the Socialist Party of America. He was a three-time receiver of the Pulitzer Reward for Books. He wedded Lilian Steichen in 1908. He, his wife, and their three daughters ultimately resolved on a NEW YORK estate they called Connemara. He had written an award-winning biography of Abraham Lincoln.

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Full Name Carl Sandburg
Date Of Birth January 6, 1878
Place Of Birth Illinois
Profession Poet
Education Lombard College
Nationality American
Spouse Lilian Steichen
Children Janet Sandburg, Margaret Sandburg, Helga Sandburg
Parents Clara Mathilda, August Sandberg
Siblings Frederick Sandburg, Martha Sandburg Goldstone, Martin Godfrey Sandburg, Emil Sandburg, Esther Sandburg Wachs, Mary Sandburg Johnson
Awards Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Pulitzer Prize for History, Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album, Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards, Robert Frost Medal, American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for History
Nominations Nobel Prize in Literature, National Book Award for Nonfiction
Movies The Greatest Story Ever Told, Bomber: A Defense Report on Film
Star Sign Capricorn

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
American Playhouse1982TV Series poems - 1 episode
Lincoln1974TV Mini-Series book
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965uncredited
You Are There1955TV Series book - 1 episode
Bomber1941Documentary short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965creative associate
The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln1924technical advisor - uncredited

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Blues2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amelia2009acknowledgement: excerpt from 'Fog' from Chicago Poems, 1916 by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
NET Festival1968TV Series documentaryHimself
The Filmmaker1965Documentary shortHimself
The Bell Telephone Hour1960-1962TV SeriesHimself - Poet / Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show1956-1962TV SeriesPoet / Himself
CBS Reports1961-1962TV Series documentaryHimself
Person to Person1960TV Series documentaryHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1960TV SeriesHimself
What's My Line?1960TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
The Milton Berle Show1958-1959TV SeriesHimself
The Gene Kelly Show1959TV MovieHimself
Small World1959TV SeriesHimself
Home1957TV SeriesHimself
See It Now1952-1955TV Series documentaryHimself
Producers' Showcase1954TV SeriesHimself
Is Everybody Listening?1947Documentary shortCarl Sandburg

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
He Walks in Beauty: The George Stevens Production 'The Greatest Story Ever Told'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Biography1987TV Series documentaryHimself
American Playhouse1982TV SeriesHimself

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