July 16, 1913
New York City, New York, US
|Died||12 September 1974
Lake Katonah, New York
|Genre||Children's literature, picture book texts|
|Notable works||Mother Wore Tights|
Miriam Young (died September 12, 1974) was an American writer best known for children's books. She also wrote Mother Wore Tights, a memoir about growing up in a vaudeville family, which was adapted as the 1947 film of the same name, a "Hollywood supermusical".
Young was born in 1911 or 1912, her New York Times obituary implies. Other sources give year of birth 1913. The Library of Congress gives date February 26, 1913.
- Mother Wore Tights (1944)
- The Dollar Horse (1961)
- Miss Suzy (1964)
- Jellybeans for Breakfast (1968)
- A Witch's Garden (1973)
- "Miriam Young, 62, writer, is dead". The New York Times Biographical Service. New York Times & Arno Press. 1974. Volume 5. Page 1355. Google Books. – Originally published in the newspaper, September 13, 1974, p. 40. See above.
- Commire, Anne (ed). "Miriam Young (1913-1974)" in Something About the Author. Gale Research. Detroit, Michigan. 1975. Volume 7.
- Reginald, Menville and Burgess. "Miriam Young" in Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature. 1979. Reprinted by Wildside Press. 2010. Volume 2 (Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II). Page 1137.
- Miriam Young on Internet Movie Database
- Miriam Young at Library of Congress Authorities, with 41 catalog records
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