Heloise Bowles Cruse

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Heloise
Born Eloise Bowles
(1919-05-14)May 14, 1919
Died December 28, 1977(1977-12-28) (aged 58)
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Citizenship United States
Occupation Newspaper columnist, author

Heloise Bowles Cruse (born Eloise Bowles, May 14, 1919 - Dec 28, 1977 [1][2][3]) was the original author of the popular syndicated newspaper column "Hints from Heloise." [2][4][5]

Born in Fort Worth, Texas,[1][4] Bowles married Marshal (Mike) Holman Cruse, a US Air Force Captain[4] (later Colonel) in 1946. Their daughter Ponce Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse, born in 1951, is the current "Heloise."[4]

The original column was first published in the Honolulu Advertiser as "Readers' Exchange" in 1959.[1][4] In 1961, King Features syndicated it as "Hints from Heloise,";[4] nearly 600 newspapers carried the column,[1] and, at the time of her death, it was one of three most popular (in terms of syndication) in the United States.[2]

Her book Heloise's Housekeeping Hints was, at half a million copies total, one of the top 10 selling hardcover books in 1963. The book later became the fastest selling paperback in the history of its publisher Pocket Books.[1]

Books[edit]

  • Heloise’s Housekeeping Hints (1962)
  • Heloise’s Kitchen Hints (1963)
  • Heloise All Around the House (1965)
  • Hints For Working Women (1966)
  • Heloise’s Work and Money Savers (1967)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Heloise Bowles Dies at 58. Florence Times Daily. p. 27. Dec 29 1977.
  2. ^ a b c Heloise Bowles of 'Hints' column. St Petersburg Times, Dec 30, 1977. P. 11B
  3. ^ Heloise Bowles Cruise Find a grave entry
  4. ^ a b c d e f HELOISE BOWLES CRUSE—THE ORIGINAL HELOISE
  5. ^ Life Stories: Profiles from the New Yorker. David Remnick, editor. Modern Library. 2001.