Carl Sandburg Biography

Carl Sandburg
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Birthday: January 6, 1878

Died At Age: 89

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Also Known As: Carl August Sandburg

Born Country: United States

Born in: Galesburg, Illinois, United States

Famous as: Writer & Editor

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Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Lilian Steichen

father: August Anderson Sandburg

mother: Clara Anderson

siblings: Mary Johnson

children: Helga, Janet, Margaret

Died on: July 22, 1967

place of death: Flat Rock, North Carolina, United States

U.S. State: Illinois

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education: Lombard College (1898–1902)

awards: 1951 - Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
1960 - Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album
1919 - Pulitzer Prize for History

Robert Frost Medal
- American Academy of Arts
- Letters Gold Medal for History

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Who was Carl Sandburg?

Carl Sandburg was a famous American writer and editor, much acclaimed for his poetry. During his lifetime, he won three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. He is also remembered for his works for children like, “Rootabaga Stories” and “Rootabaga Pigeons”. In 1959, Sandburg was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Performance - Documentary Or Spoken Word for his recording of Aaron Copland's Lincoln Portrait with the New York Philharmonic. His other important works included “Chicago Poems” (1916), “Cornhuskers” (1918), “Good Morning, America” (1928) and “Potato Face” (1930).

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