June 20, 2024 #1 Local News, Information and Event Source for the Century City/Westwood areas.

Hollywood Celebrates 112th Birthday of Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) received the 2,249th star at a ceremony honoring the late children's book author on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 11, 2004 in Hollywood , California.  (Thinkstock: Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) received the 2,249th star at a ceremony honoring the late children’s book author on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 11, 2004 in Hollywood , California. (Thinkstock: Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

The 112th birthday of whimsical children’s book author Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel will be celebrated across the Southland and around the United States today with Read Across America Day.

Geisel was born March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, and first used the pen name Dr. Seuss on a cartoon in the Saturday Evening Post in 1927.

His first book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” was published 10 years later — after 27 rejections. He penned classics like “Green Eggs and Ham” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” that became staples for young readers.

He died in 1991.

The National Education Association launched Read Across America on his birthday seven years later. The program promotes the importance of reading to school children.

Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Krekorian and LAUSD board member Scott Schmerelson will take part in a Read Across America event at Rio Vista Elementary School in North Hollywood, while a Read Across America ceremony will be held at the Battleship Iowa in San Pedro, beginning a month-long book drive.

A slate of actors and actress will take part in an event at Lindbergh Elementary School in Lynwood. Among those reading to children will be Aarti Mann (“The Big Bang Theory”), Nina Siemaszko (“The West Wing”), Alexandra Barreto (“The Fosters”), Marieve Herington (“How I Met Your Mother”), Jennifer R. Blake (“The Bar”), Donis Leonard (“House of Lies”) and Jadon Sand (“The Lego Movie”).

Related Posts

(Video) Director Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin Q&A On Their New Film The Exorcism

June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

It stars Russell Crowe, Sam Worthington, and David Hyde-Peirce. @centurycitywestwoodnews Director Joshua John Miller and M.A. Fortin Q&A On Their...

Westfield Century City Announces First Annual Foodie Week Starting Today

June 20, 2024

June 20, 2024

Deals and Prix-Fixe Menus Available From June 20th to June 27th Westfield Century City, a premier outdoor shopping destination in...

Los Angeles Public Health Warns of Surge in Mpox Cases Reported in Los Angeles County

June 19, 2024

June 19, 2024

Public Health Officials Urge Testing, Prevention, and Vaccination Amid Recent Spike The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is...

Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Crossing the 405 Freeway in Brentwood

June 19, 2024

June 19, 2024

Victim Hit While Crossing Southbound Lanes; Investigation Underway A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on the I-405 southbound...

Brentwood, Palisades, West LA Libraries Closures for Juneteenth

June 18, 2024

June 18, 2024

Upcoming Program and Event Schedules for The Week  Brentwood Library Schedule: We are celebrating Juneteenth this Wednesday, June 19! The...

LAUSD Board Approves Cell Phone Ban for District Schools

June 18, 2024

June 18, 2024

Resolution Aims to Be Effective by January 2025 The LAUSD board voted 5-2 on Tuesday to pass a resolution authored...

Gunfire Incident at Westchester Park Leads to Arrest, Prompts Community Meeting

June 18, 2024

June 18, 2024

LAPD Pursues Suspect After Shots Fired, Councilmember Responds An LAPD spokesperson confirmed that a disturbing incident took place at Westchester...

Toddler Fatally Struck by Relative’s RV at Dockweiler State Beach

June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

2-Year-Old Child Lancaster Identified as Victim in Tragic Accident A toddler died Saturday after being struck by a relative who...

Texas Man Sentenced to 33 Months for Threatening U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters

June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Gaherty Targeted the Congresswoman With Racist and Violent Threats  A Texas man was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison...

LAUSD Considers Cell Phone Ban for Students During School Day

June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

Some Parents Object Citing Safety Issues During a Crisis The Los Angeles Unified School District is considering a policy that...

Brentwood Beat: Giving Some Brentwood Thanks on the Fourth of July

June 17, 2024

June 17, 2024

As July 4th approaches, we should be thankful to live in America.   Sure, our country has its issues, but immigrants...

West Hollywood Resident Robbed at Gunpoint Near Sheriff’s Station After Pride

June 16, 2024

June 16, 2024

Victim Recounts Harrowing Early Morning Encounter in Rainbow District A West Hollywood resident and his friends were heading home in...

Michelin-Starred Chef James Kent Passes Away, Saga Hospitality Group Announces

June 16, 2024

June 16, 2024

Chef Kent Is Remembered for His Culinary Excellence and Charity Work The Saga Hospitality Group announced the death of Michelin-starred...

Film Review: Longlegs

June 16, 2024

June 16, 2024

LONGLEGS is pure poetic eldritch terror. From the very beginning, director Osgood Perkins uses the actors’ performances, cinematography, and even...

Two Men Arrested After Injuring Elderly Woman in Road Rage Incident at LAX

June 16, 2024

June 16, 2024

Violent Altercation Hospitalized Elderly Passenger  Los Angeles Police Department detectives from the Pacific-LAX Division have arrested two men involved in...