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.[1]

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).[2] Gerald Clarke wrote in his biography Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland that Cram was Tyrone Power's favorite author.[3] Power introduced Garland to Cram's novella Forever, which Garland could eventually "quote word for word".[3]


  • 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. ^ "Authors No Longer "Slave" In Garrets!: Successful Writers Of Today Have Different Slant On Life Than Immortals Of Yesteryear!". Daily Capital Journal. May 29, 1937 – via  open access publication - free to read Note image of Cram on the left.
  2. ^ "Academy Awards Database: 1939 (12th)". Retrieved April 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ 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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