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Biggers, Earl Derr

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Born: 1884 AD
Died: 1933 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors

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1884 - Born on the 24th of August in Warren, Ohio, USA.

 

Educated at Harvard University.

 

1907 - Biggers worked with the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

 

1908 - He moved to the Boston Traveler as a humor columnist.

 

1912 - His reviews were often so scathing that causing him to fire.

 

1913 - Published his first novel, "Seven Key to Baldpate".

 

1914 - Followed with "Love Insurance".

 

1916 - Published the "Agony Column" followed and was a huge success.

 

1919 - Visited Hawaii where a newspaper article appeared concerning the work of Chinese detectives.

 

1925 - He published the first of the Chan novels, "The House Without a Key".

 

1926 - The Chinese Parrot appeared and continued the success.

 

1933 - He died on 5th of April in Pasadena, California, USA.

 

Created character Charlie Chan

 

 

 


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