Charles Monroe Schulz standing in at 5' 11½" (1.82 m) was born on November 26, 1922 (Sagittarius) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, nicknamed Sparky, was an American cartoonist, writer and producer best known for the comic strip "Peanuts" (which featured the characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy, among others) and several movies and tv shows like The Peanuts Movie (2015), The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show (1983), It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966), Snoopy - Come Home (1972), A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973). He is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time. He died in his sleep at about 9:45 pm on February 12, 2000 in Santa Rosa, California, USA. He was suffering from colon cancer, with which he was diagnosed in November 1999. He also had Parkinson's disease. He left behind 5 children Craig Schulz, Meredith Hodges, Amy Schulz, Monte Schulz, Jill Schulz and his latest wife of 27 years Jean Schulz (m. 1973–2000) which she passed away there after in 2000. He had a prior marriage to Joyce Halverson (m. 1951–1972).