Kay Thompson was an American author, composer, musician, actress, and singer. She is perhaps best known as the creator of the Eloise children's books.
Kay Thompson was born to parents Leo George , an Austrian immigrant, and Hattie A. , a native of Kansas. The second of four children, Kay had three other siblings: sisters M. Blanche and Marian A. ; and a brother, Leo George, Jr. . The Finks raised their family in St. Louis, where father Leo was a jewelry store owner.