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Erle Stanley Gardner

Born: Jul 17, 1889

Death: Mar 11, 1970

Birthplace: Malden

Profession: Author

Nationality: United States

Erle Stanley Gardner

Date of Birth : Jul 17, 1889
Date of Death : Mar 11, 1970
Birth Place : Malden

Erle Stanley Gardner was an American lawyer and author. Though best known for the Perry Mason series of detective stories, he wrote numerous other novels and shorter pieces, as well as a series of non-fiction books, mostly narrations of his travels through Baja California and other regions in Mexico. The best-selling American author of the 20th century at the time of his death, Gardner also published under numerous pseudonyms, including A.A. Fair, Kyle Corning, Charles M. Green, Carleton Kendrake, Charles J. Kenny, Les Tillray and Robert Parr.


  • Author
  • Lawyer
  • Novelist

Also known as

  • Charles Green
  • Grant Holiday
  • Kyle Corning
  • A. A. Fair
  • Charles J. Kenny
  • Carleton Kendrake
  • A.A. Fair
  • Robert Parr
  • Less Tillray
  • Charles M. Green


  • Natalie Talbert
  • Agnes Jean Bethell


  • Grace Gardner

Awards Won

  • Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime
  • Edgar Grand Master Award
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