Eleanor Coerr
Eleanor Coerr

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Name: Eleanor Coerr
Occupation: Children's Author
Gender: Female
Birth Day: May 29, 1922
Death Date: Nov 22, 2010 (age 88)
Age: Aged 88
Country: Canada
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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Eleanor Coerr

Eleanor Coerr was born on May 29, 1922 in Canada (88 years old). Eleanor Coerr is a Children's Author, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out Eleanor Coerrnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


Her Japanese childhood best friend inspired her enduring interest in Japanese culture and history, which, in turn, eventually led her to write her most famous literary work.

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As per our current Database, Eleanor Coerr died on Nov 22, 2010 (age 88).

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Before Fame

After earning an undergraduate degree in English from American University, she obtained a master's in library science from the University of Maryland and subsequently worked as a journalist, newspaper editor, and creative writing teacher. She published her first children's book, Twenty-five Dragons, in 1971.

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She is perhaps best known for her book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, published in 1977. It told the story of Sadako Sasaki, who was diagnosed with leukemia due to complications from the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima when she was two years old. She is told that folding a thousand paper cranes will make her well, but only folded 664 before she died at the age of twelve.


She was married to the by then former 1962-1965 U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay, Wymberly DeRenne Coerr (1913–1996) from 1965 until his death from Parkinson's disease in 1996. He was a career diplomat, and she travelled with him to a number of countries, including foreign posts in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines, and Brazil. Coerr both wrote and illustrated her first book in 1945, although she did not begin to publish her work until the 1970s. Her later works included children's books, philanthropy, and giving lectures at American universities and overseas. After Wymberly's death, she became more reclusive and stayed at private residences in Pebble Beach, California and Henderson, Nevada.


Coerr died on November 22, 2010 at the age of 88. Both she and Wymberly were cremated.

Family Life

Eleanor was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada. During her three-decade marriage to diplomat Wymberly De Renne Coerr (which ended with his death in 1996), she lived in the Philippines, Thailand, Brazil, Taiwan, the United States, and Japan.

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