|Born||Nicholas Anthony Geiss
November 16, 1924
Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||January 21, 2011
Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Complications from a fall|
|Spouse(s)||Phyllis Eisen (1928 - 2010; her death)|
Nicholas Anthony "Tony" Geiss (November 16, 1924 - January 21, 2011) was an American producer, screenwriter, songwriter and author, known principally for his children's work.
Geiss was born in The Bronx to Alexander Geiss and Marjore Thirer. Geiss was a staff writer and songwriter for Sesame Street - he wrote Don't Eat the Pictures (1983) - and was a writer for The Land Before Time (1988) and the associated book. He was also a producer and writer for the Don Bluth film An American Tail (1986).
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