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Erle Stanley Gardner (1889–1970)


Erle Stanley Gardner, the prolific pulp fiction writer best known for creating the fictional lawyer Perry Mason; Della Street, Mason's secretary; private detective Paul Drake, Mason's favorite investigator; and Hamilton Burger, the district attorney with the worst won-lost record in the history of fictional jurisprudence, was born in in Malden, ... See full bio »

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The Case of the Final Fade-Out (S9, Ep30)
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Perry Mason Writer
(1957-1966)
(1936)

Filmography

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 1994 A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1993 Gladiator po naymu (novel)
 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (TV Movie) (based on characters created by)
 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (TV Movie) (characters)
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (TV Movie) (characters)
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (TV Movie) (characters)
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (TV Movie) (characters)
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (TV Movie) (based on characters created by)
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter (TV Movie) (characters)
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie) (characters)
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1988 Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1987 Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love (TV Movie) (characters)
 1986 Visi pries viena (novel)
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1986 Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1985 Perry Mason: The Case of the Mandarin Murder (Video Game) (creator)
 1985 Perry Mason Returns (TV Movie) (characters creator)
 1973-1974 The New Perry Mason (TV Series) (characters - 15 episodes)
- The Case of the Violent Valley (1974) ... (characters)
- The Case of the Tortured Titan (1974) ... (characters)
- The Case of the Perilous Pen (1973) ... (characters)
- The Case of the Frenzied Feminist (1973) ... (characters)
- The Case of the Spurious Spouse (1973) ... (characters)
 1971 They Call It Murder (TV Movie) (characters)
  Perry Mason (TV Series) (characters created by - 128 episodes, 1958 - 1966) (based upon characters created by - 54 episodes, 1958 - 1966) (story - 27 episodes, 1958 - 1965) (based on the novel by - 23 episodes, 1957 - 1958) (novel - 19 episodes, 1958 - 1963) (creator - 6 episodes, 1958 - 1965) (based on a novel by - 3 episodes, 1966) (characters - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (novel "The Case of the Vagabond Virgin" - 1 episode, 1965) (based on characters created by - 1 episode, 1965) (based on The Case of The Fiery Fingers - 1 episode, 1964) (original story - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Case of the Final Fade-Out (1966) ... (characters created by)
- The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper (1966) ... (characters created by)
- The Case of the Positive Negative (1966) ... (based upon characters created by)
- The Case of the Misguided Model (1966) ... (based upon characters created by)
- The Case of the Dead Ringer (1966) ... (characters created by)
 1958 Cool and Lam (TV Movie) (characters - as A.A. Fair)
 1957-1958 The Court of Last Resort (TV Series) (co-creator - 25 episodes)
- The Allen Cutler Case (1958) ... (co-creator - uncredited)
- The Todd-Loomis Case (1958) ... (co-creator - uncredited)
- The Joel Sheldon Case (1958) ... (co-creator - uncredited)
- The Mary Morales Case (1958) ... (co-creator - uncredited)
- The Stephen Lowell Case (1958) ... (co-creator - uncredited)
 1955 Climax! (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Bigger They Come (1955) ... (novel - as A.A. Fair)
 1940 Granny Get Your Gun (based on a story by) / (novel "The Case of the Dangerous Dowager" - uncredited)
 1936 The Case of the Black Cat (novel "The Case of the Caretaker's Cat" - uncredited) / (story)
 1936 Special Investigator (story "Fugitive Road")
 1935 The Case of the Lucky Legs (novel - uncredited)
 1935 The Case of the Curious Bride (novel - uncredited) / (story)
 1934 The Case of the Howling Dog (from the story by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Compilation: "Perry Mason Casebook". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

A.A. Fair | Charles M. Green | Carleton Kendrake | Charles J. Kenny
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I still have vivid recollections of putting in day after day of trying a case in front of a jury, which is one of the most exhausting activities I know about, dashing up to the law library after court had adjourned to spend three or four hours looking up law points with which I could trap my adversary the next day, then going home, grabbing a glass of milk with an egg in it, dashing upstairs to ... See more »

Trivia:

In a roundabout way, he created The Edge of Night (1956). That series was originally the CBS radio serial "Perry Mason". Gardner blocked CBS' attempt to transfer the serial from radio to TV because he wanted "Mason" to be a prime-time series. After negotiating some unusual conditions, the radio serial became "Edge" and Gardner got his prime-time series, Perry Mason (1957). See more »

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