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Edward Stratemeyer (1862–1930)


Son of a German immigrant, he wrote an estimated 160 books under his many pseudonyms (which include Oliver Optic and Horatio Algers, Jr.), perhaps 60 under his own name, and outlined stories for about 800 more. See more trivia »


(age 67) in Newark, New Jersey, USA

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 2013 The Hardy Boys (TV Mini-Series) (characters - 3 episodes)
- Mystery of the Missing Agent (2013) ... (characters)
- Nazis and Sombreros (2013) ... (characters)
 2012 The Hardy Boys (creator)
 1995 The Hardy Boys (TV Series) (novels - as Franklin W. Dixon)
  The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (TV Series) (creator - 8 episodes, 1977 - 1978) (books "Hardy Boys" - 7 episodes, 1977) (books "Hardy Boys - 1 episode, 1977)
- Campus Terror (1978) ... (creator)
- Arson and Old Lace (1978) ... (creator)
- Sole Survivor (1978) ... (creator)
- The House on Possessed Hill (1978) ... (creator)
- Acapulco Spies (1977) ... (creator)
 1969 The Hardy Boys (TV Series) (novels - as Franklin W. Dixon)
 1967 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Chinese Junk (novel - as Franklin W. Dixon)
 1957 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Ghost Farm (TV Series) (characters - 1957)
 1956 The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of the Applegate Treasure (TV Series) (novel - 19 episodes)
- The Tower Treasure (1956) ... (novel)
- Boys in Danger (1956) ... (novel)
- Never Say Die (1956) ... (novel)
- The Tower's Secret (1956) ... (novel)
- The Final Search (1956) ... (novel)

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Franklin W. Dixon

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Father of the popular novelist 'Harriet Adams', who wrote under the name Carolyn Keene, a pseudonym for the many authors who have contributed to the Nancy Drew series. See more »

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