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Pearl S. Buck (1892–1973)

Daughter of Christian missionaries, Pearl Buck was reared and educated in China. She received her university education in America but returned to China in the mid-1910s. She became a university instructor and writer, eventually authoring novels about China, some of which were turned into Hollywood films, including The Good Earth (1937) and Dragon ... See full bio »


(age 80) in Danby, Vermont, USA

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Hide Hide Show Show Writer (11 credits)
 2001 Pavilion of Women (novel)
 1977 The Gift (Short) (story)
 1965 Guide (US version - US version)
 1962 Satan Never Sleeps (novel "The China Story")
 1961 The Big Wave (novel) / (screenplay)
 1957 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (magazine story - 1 episode)
- The Enemy (1957) ... (magazine story)
  The Alcoa Hour (TV Series) (adaptation - 1 episode, 1956) (novel - 1 episode, 1956)
- The Big Wave (1956) ... (adaptation) / (novel)
 1954 Da di (novel)
 1945 China Sky (novel)
 1944 Dragon Seed (novel)
 1937 The Good Earth (based upon the novel by)
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 1961 The Big Wave (executive producer)
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 1937 The Good Earth (technical advisor - uncredited)
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 1971 The David Frost Show (TV Series)
- Episode #3.204 (1971) ... Herself
 1971 Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 25 June 1971 (1971) ... Himself
 1966 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Herself - author
- Episode dated 28 December 1966 (1966) ... Herself - author
 1959 The Twentieth Century (TV Series documentary)
- Fall of China (1959) ... Herself
 1958 The Mike Wallace Interview (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 February 1958 (1958) ... Herself
 1957 The Tex and Jinx Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 November 1957 (1957) ... Herself
 1956 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #3.29 (1956) ... Herself

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Novel: "The Good Earth" (filmed as The Good Earth (1937)) See more »

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Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together. See more »


Charter member of the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1973. See more »

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