Mildred Cram

Mildred Cram (October 17, 1889 – April 4, 1985) was an American writer.[1]

Mildred Cram
Born(1889-10-17)October 17, 1889
DiedApril 4, 1985(1985-04-04) (aged 95)
  • Author
  • screenwriter

Her short story "Stranger Things" was included in the O. Henry Award story collection for 1921.[2] A number of her stories and novels were made into films. She was also nominated, along with Leo McCarey, for the Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Story for Love Affair (1939).[3]

Gerald Clarke wrote in his biography Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland that Cram was Tyrone Power's favorite author.[4] Power introduced Garland to Cram's novella Forever, which Garland could eventually "quote word for word".[4]


  • All the King's Horses, book-length novel, Cosmopolitan Magazine, September 1936
  • Forever, novella (60 pages), Alfred A. Knopf, April 22, 1938; 13th printing, November 1954



  1. ^ "Authors No Longer "Slave" In Garrets!: Successful Writers Of Today Have Different Slant On Life Than Immortals Of Yesteryear!". Daily Capital Journal. May 29, 1937 – via   Note image of Cram on the left.
  2. ^ "The O. Henry Prize Stories: Past Winners List". Random House.
  3. ^ "Academy Awards Database: 1939 (12th)". Retrieved April 15, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Clarke, Gerald (2000). Get Happy: the Life of Judy Garland. New York: Random House. ISBN 0-385-33515-6.

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