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William "Bill" Steig (November 14, 1907 - October 3, 2003) was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor, and, late in life, an illustrator and writer of popular children's books, best known for the picture book Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name, as well as others that included Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island, and Doctor De Soto. He was the U.S. nominee for both of the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Awards, as a children's book illustrator in 1982 and a writer in 1988.

Shrek 2, which was released seven months after his death, was dedicated to his memory.

His son, jazz flutist Jeremy Steig, played the Pied Piper in Shrek Forever After.




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