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Erle Stanley Gardner (1889–1970)


Erle Stanley Gardner, the prolific pulp fiction writer best known for creating the fictional lawyer Perry Mason; Della Street, Mason's secretary; private detective Paul Drake, Mason's favorite investigator; and Hamilton Burger, the district attorney with the worst won-lost record in the history of fictional jurisprudence, was born in in Malden, ... See full bio »

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Known For

Perry Mason Writer
(1957-1966)
(1940)
(1936)

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 2020 Perry Mason (TV Series) (based on the characters created by - 8 episodes)
- Chapter Eight (2020) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Chapter Seven (2020) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Chapter Six (2020) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Chapter Five (2020) ... (based on the characters created by)
- Chapter Four (2020) ... (based on the characters created by)
 1994 A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1993 Gladiator po naymu (novel)
 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (TV Movie) (based on characters created by)
 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (TV Movie) (characters)
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (TV Movie) (characters)
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (TV Movie) (characters)
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV Movie) (characters)
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (TV Movie) (based on characters created by)
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (TV Movie) (characters)
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie) (characters)
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (TV Movie) (characters)
 1986 Visi pries viena (novel)
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1985 Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder (Video Game) (creator)
 1985 Perry Mason Returns (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1973-1974 The New Perry Mason (TV Series) (characters - 15 episodes)
- The Case of the Violent Valley (1974) ... (characters)
- The Case of the Tortured Titan (1974) ... (characters)
- The Case of the Perilous Pen (1973) ... (characters)
- The Case of the Frenzied Feminist (1973) ... (characters)
- The Case of the Spurious Spouse (1973) ... (characters)
 1971 They Call It Murder (TV Movie) (characters)
  Perry Mason (TV Series) (characters created by - 115 episodes, 1959 - 1966) (based upon characters created by - 73 episodes, 1958 - 1966) (story - 16 episodes, 1958 - 1965) (novel - 13 episodes, 1959 - 1965) (based on characters created by - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1965) (characters - 3 episodes, 1959 - 1964) (based on a novel by - 1 episode, 1966) (novel: "The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink" - 1 episode, 1966) (novel: "The Case of the Fugitive Nurse" - 1 episode, 1966) (novel "The Case of the Vagabond Virgin" - 1 episode, 1965) (novel "The Case of the Negligent Nymph - 1 episode, 1965) (novel: The Case of the Fiery Fingers - 1 episode, 1964) (novel "The Case of the Spurious Spinster" - 1 episode, 1962) (based on the novel "The Case of the Buried Clock" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Curious Bride" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Lucky Loser" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Rolling Bones" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Terrified Typist" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Lazy Lover" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Gilded Lily" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Cast of the Long-Legged Models" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Substitute Face" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Fiery Fingers" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Screaming Woman" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Hesitant Hostess" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on novel "The Case of the Daring Decoy" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Half-Waked Wife" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Empty Tin" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the One-Eyed Witness" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Fugitive Nurse" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Lonely Heiress" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Haunted Husband" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Cautious Coquette" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Demure Defendant" by - 1 episode, 1958) (based on the novel "The Case of the Fan-Dancers Horse" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Baited Hook" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Negligent Nymph" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Crooked Candle" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Restless Corpse" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Vagabond Vixen" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the short story "The Case of the Crimson Kiss" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Angry Mourner" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Silent Partner" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Sulky Girl" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Drowning Duck" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Nervous Accomplice" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece" by - 1 episode, 1957) (based on the novel "The Case of the Restless Redhead" by - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Case of the Final Fade-Out (1966) ... (characters created by)
- The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper (1966) ... (characters created by)
- The Case of the Positive Negative (1966) ... (based upon characters created by)
- The Case of the Misguided Model (1966) ... (based upon characters created by)
- The Case of the Dead Ringer (1966) ... (characters created by)
 1958 Cool and Lam (TV Movie) (characters - as A.A. Fair)
 1957-1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series) (co-creator - 25 episodes)
- The Allen Cutler Case (1958) ... (co-creator - uncredited)
- The Todd-Loomis Case (1958) ... (co-creator - uncredited)
- The Joel Sheldon Case (1958) ... (co-creator - uncredited)
- The Mary Morales Case (1958) ... (co-creator - uncredited)
- The Stephen Lowell Case (1958) ... (co-creator - uncredited)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Bigger They Come (1955) ... (novel - as A.A. Fair)
 1940 Granny Get Your Gun (based on a story by) / (novel "The Case of the Dangerous Dowager" - uncredited)
 1936 The Case of the Black Cat (novel "The Case of the Caretaker's Cat" - uncredited) / (story)
 1936 Special Investigator (story "Fugitive Road")
 1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs (novel - uncredited)
 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride (novel - uncredited) / (story)
 1934 The Case of the Howling Dog (from the story by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "The Case of the Drowsy Mosuito". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

A.A. Fair | Charles M. Green | Carleton Kendrake | Charles J. Kenny

Spouse:

Agnes Jean Bethell  (his death) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I still have vivid recollections of putting in day after day of trying a case in front of a jury, which is one of the most exhausting activities I know about, dashing up to the law library after court had adjourned to spend three or four hours looking up law points with which I could trap my adversary the next day, then going home, grabbing a glass of milk with an egg in it, dashing upstairs to ... See more »

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Inducted into the Bowhunters Hall of Fame. See more »

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