Saturday, December 10, 2011

Charles Addams, 1912 -1988

Charles Addams was born 100 years ago, on January 7 

   No artist has contributed as much to both humor and FOOD than he has.  Witches and newts, cannibals and cocktails, Halloween and dinner table horror, appeared in the New Yorker magazine from1932.  His wonderful book, Charles Addams' Half-Baked Cookbook appeared in 2005 and was preceded by his first, Drawn and Quartered (1964), The Charles Addams Mother Goose (1967) and many other titles.

   Adams died September 29, 1988, at St. Clare's Hospital and Health Center in New York City, having suffered a heart attack while still in his car after parking it. An ambulance took him from his apartment to the hospital, where he died in the emergency room.[3] As he had requested, a wake was held rather than a funeral; he had wished to be remembered as a "good cartoonist". He was cremated and his ashes were buried in the pet cemetery of his estate "The Swamp".

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