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Kay Thompson


  Female      American      Author

  Born : Nov 09, 1909  -
  Died : Jul 02, 1998


About Author

Kay Thompson (born Catherine Louise Fink; November 9, 1909 – July 2, 1998) was an American author, composer, musician, actress and singer. She is best known nowadays as the creator of the Eloise children's books.

Thompson was born Catherine Louise Fink in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1909, the second of the four children of Leo George Fink (1874–1939), an Austrian-born pawnbroker and jeweler, of at least partial Jewish descent, and his wife, Harriet Adelaide "Hattie" Tetrick (born August 6, ca. 1886 – December 26, 1954), a Christian. Thompson's parents were married on November 29, 1905, in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois.

Thompson's siblings were: Blanche Margaret Fink, Mrs. Hurd (born January 28, 1907 – died May 31, 2002); Leo George "Bud" Fink, Jr. (born March 20, 1911 – died June 10, 1952), and Marian Antoinette Fink, Mrs. Doenges (born August 20, 1912 – died January 4, 1960)...


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