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Erle Stanley Gardner

Erle Stanley GardnerBorn: 17-Jul-1889
Birthplace: Malden, MA
Died: 11-Mar-1970
Location of death: Temecula, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated (ashes scattered)

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Creator of Perry Mason

Once a practicing lawyer and prolific pulp magazine author, Gardner penned over 80 Perry Mason novels, the character inspiring the wildly popular prime-time television series Perry Mason (1957-66). A radio show also based on the character became the soap opera The Edge of Night (1956-84). Gardner organized The Court of Last Resort, to assist imprisoned individuals who had a probabability of wrongful conviction, and had not the means to defend themselves.

    University: Valparaiso University (dropped out)

Author of books:
The Case of the Velvet Claws (1933, novel)
The Case of the Sulky Girl (1933, novel)
The D.A. Calls It Murder (1937, novel)
The Case of the Substitute Face (1938, novel)
The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe (1938, novel)
The Case of the Perjured Parrot (1939, novel)
The D.A. Goes to Trial (1940, novel)
The Case of the Turning Tide (1941, novel)
The Case of the Empty Tin (1941, novel)
The Case of The Careless Kitten (1942, novel)
The D.A. Breaks a Seal (1945, novel)
The D.A. Takes a Chance (1948, novel)
The Case of the Lonely Heiress (1948, novel)
The D.A. Breaks an Egg (1949, novel)
The Case of the Hesitant Hostess (1953, novel)
The Case of the Glamorous Ghost (1955, novel)
The Case of the Terrified Typist (1956, novel)
The Count of Nine (1958, novel)

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