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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
Perry Mason Writer
(1957-1966)
Special Investigator
(1936)

Filmography

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 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 Vse protiv odnogo (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 - 139 episodes, 1958 - 1966) (based upon characters created by - 34 episodes, 1958 - 1966) (story - 27 episodes, 1958 - 1965) (based on the novel by - 23 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (novel - 20 episodes, 1958 - 1964) (creator - 7 episodes, 1958 - 1965) (characters - 5 episodes, 1957 - 1964) (based on a novel by - 4 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (based on characters created by - 2 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (original story - 1 episode, 1962)
- 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 Footloose Doll". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

A.A. Fair | Charles M. Green | Carleton Kendrake | Charles J. Kenny
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If you started to write, you did it because you had an urge to express yourself. That urge is a part of you. It's still there.... See more »

Trivia:

Wrote for the popular pulp detective magazine "Black Mask" on a sporadic basis in the early 1920s (creating wildly popular "Ed Jenkins, Phantom Crook" stories in 1925). He continued to write pulp stories for the magazine into the 1940s. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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