Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: April 12, 1916
Date of Passing: March 25, 2021
Birthplace: McMinnville, Oregon
Obituary: Deadline

Beverly Cleary was an American author.

She is best known for her children’s and young adult fiction, specifically the Ramona series of books that charmed several generations of young readers and were adapted into the television series Ramona, and the feature film Ramona and Beezus (2010).

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Cleary worked as a librarian after college, becoming a writer when she realized that the stories she wanted to read couldn’t be found in the library.

Beverly Cleary was an American author.

She is best known for her children’s and young adult fiction, specifically the Ramona series of books that charmed several generations of young readers and were adapted into the television series Ramona, and the feature film Ramona and Beezus (2010).

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Cleary worked as a librarian after college, becoming a writer when she realized that the stories she wanted to read couldn’t be found in the library.

Cleary published her first book, Henry Huggins, in 1950, and would go on to create the Ramona and Beezus characters as well as Quimby, and Ralph S. Mouse, the latter of which was the main character for three episodes of the Saturday morning anthology series ABC Weekend Special.

Cleary died March 25, 2021, in Carmel, California. She was 104.

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