Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 - August 4, 1875) - a Danish author and poet whose works have delighted children worldwide and been translated into more than 150 languages. His stories have inspired motion pictures, plays, ballets and animated films.
Most everyone knows several of the adaptations, but they do not recognize the tale as his original work. He is best remembered for children’s stories such as “The Princess and the Pea”, “The Emperor’s New Suit”, "The Steadfast Tin Soldier”, “The Little Mermaid", “Thumbelina”, "The Little Match Girl” and "The Ugly Duckling”.
To see how many of his tales you can recognize, or learn more about him, check http://hca.gilead.org.il/#list.
The following is a scene from a biographical movie in which Danny Kaye portrays Anderson.