This month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names.
Artist, author, illustrator. Someone with a marvelously alliterative name.
Born April 26, 1916 in New York City to wealth and privilege.
His father, Ferdinand Earle, a movie producer, moved the family to Hollywood in 1918. Eyvind’s mom, Charlotte Herman—concert pianist, and fourth wife to Ferdinand.
Eyvind’s older brother, Ferdi (named for his father), contracted polio at the age of ten and passed away. The day after the burial, Eyvind, age eight, contracted polio, which left his face partially paralyzed.
He spent the rest of his life avoiding smiling and laughing. He compensated for his crooked smile by painting every day.
Two years later his mother divorced his father and received custody of Eyvind.
Ferdinand got permission from Charlotte to…
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