Miriam Young

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Miriam Young
Born Miriam Burt[1]
(1913-07-16)July 16, 1913[citation needed]
New York City, New York, US
Died 12 September 1974(1974-09-12) (aged 61)
Lake Katonah, New York[1]
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genre Children's literature, picture book texts
Notable works Mother Wore Tights

Miriam Young (died September 12, 1974)[1] 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".[1]

Young was born in 1911 or 1912, her New York Times obituary implies.[1] Other sources give year of birth 1913. The Library of Congress gives date February 26, 1913.

Selected works[edit]

  • Mother Wore Tights (1944)
  • The Dollar Horse (1961)
  • Miss Suzy (1964)
  • Jellybeans for Breakfast (1968)
  • A Witch's Garden (1973)


  1. ^ a b c d e "Miriam Young, 62, Writer, is Dead". The New York Times. September 13, 1974. Page 40. Retrieved 2017-03-20.
      Quote: "died of cancer yesterday at her home in Lake Katonah, N. Y. She was 62 years old."
      Abstract alone may be available, previous report implies.
  • "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.

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