Mildred Cram

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Mildred Cram (October 17, 1889, Washington, D.C. - April 4, 1985, Santa Barbara, California) was a popular American writer.

Her short story "Stranger Things" was included in the O. Henry Award story collection for 1921. A number of her stories and novels were made into films. She was nominated, along with Leo McCarey, for the Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Story for Love Affair (1939). Gerald Clarke wrote in his biography Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland that Cram was Tyrone Power's favorite author.[1] Power introduced Garland to Cram's novella Forever, which Garland could eventually "quote word for word".[1]


  • All The King's Horses, book length novel, Cosmopolitan Magazine, September 1936
  • Forever, novella (60 pages), Alfred A. Knopf, April 22, 1938; reprinted 11 times; 13th printing, November 1954



  1. ^ a b Clarke, Gerald (2000). Get Happy: the Life of Judy Garland. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-385-33515-6. 

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