Kay Thompson’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 9, 1909

Death Date

July 2, 1988

Age of Death

78 years

Cause of Death



Children's Author

The children’s author Kay Thompson died at the age of 78. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A Missouri-born actress, singer and author, she is best known for creating the beloved Eloise children’s series. She also served as musical arranger for The Ziegfeld Follies and The Harvey Girls and performed with a group of backup singers in the 1930s on the Chesterfield Radio Program.

She was married for two years to jazz trombonist, Jack Jenney. In 1942, she wed her second husband, William Spier, whom she divorced five years later.



“I am Eloise. I am six. I am a city child. I live at The Plaza.” (Kay Thompson)


“Getting bored is not allowed.” (Kay Thompson)