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Who is Beverly Cleary?

Beverly was an American writer immensely known for her literature as a Children’s writer for young adult fiction. She was established as one of America’s most successful authors, with over 91 million sales worldwide. Bev’s famous characters include Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins and Ralph S. Mouse.

Beverly is one of the first Children’s authors, well known for portraying the life and Humor of middle-class families in her writings. Unfortunately, the famous writer passed away on March 25, 2021, at 104.

Full NameBeverly Atlee Cleary
ProfessionWriter and Author
Popular ForBooks such as Henry Huggins, Ramona series

Birthday and Zodiac

Age104 (As in 2021)
Date of BirthApril 12, 1916
Date of DeathMarch 25, 2021, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, United States
Zodiac SignAries
Birth placeMcMinnville, Oregon


UniversityBennington College

Physical Stats

Eye colorDark brown

Net Worth

Estimated net worth$20 million

Family and Relationship                    

FatherChester Lloyd Bunn
MotherMable Atlee Bunn
SpouseClarence Cleary (m. 1940–2004)
ChildrenMalcolm James Cleary, Marianne Elizabeth Cleary
Grand childrenN/A 

Social Media

Social MediaN/A

Beverly Age, Early life

Beverly Cleary was a single child born to father Mable Atlee and mother Chester Lloyd on April 12, 1916. She was born in McMinnville, Oregon, where she lived on a farm in Yamhill until she was six. The American writer moved to Portland at six. Young Bev has raised a presbyterian by religion. She identifies as an American author and is of white ethnicity.

Beverly Cleary Age

Betty’s career and accomplishments

During her college year, Beverly struggled and worked different types of jobs. The author also worked as a chambermaid.

However, the early primary years of the young author’s education shaped the foundations of her long and successful career. Back in her primary grade, the young author expresses a lack in the author’s depiction and expression of humor and sentiments of middle-class families.

The late American writer also expresses her regards to author/writer Lucy Fitch Perkins for her book The Dutch. Bev represents her epiphany after reading the adventure series of middle-class children by

Clearance received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 1975.

The American author won the National Book Award for her fifth book of the popular Ramona series back in 1981.

Later after three years, the writer also landed the Newbery Medal in 1984 for the juvenile epistolary novel by Beverly Cleary.

Beverly, the author of Henry Huggins, was also bestowed the National Medal of Arts as the Library of Congress Living Legend for her exemplary work on arts and literature.

The American writer’s educational journey

Beverly went to graduate from Grant High School, situated in Portland. She then joined the public community college Chaffey Junior College in Ontario, California, which offered lower tuition fees as it was the only reasonable choice during the Great Depression.

Seemingly, The Author enrolled at the University of California in Berkeley and graduated with a B.A. degree in English in 1938. She also adds that those two years were also her favorite since it was back then the children’s writer had first met her husband, then-boyfriend, Clearance Cleary.

The late American writer also got her second graduation in library science and started working in Yakima as a children’s librarian.

Beverly later life

The American writer/author was married to his late husband, who died in 2004.

Beverly had a long and fulfilling life in which she celebrated her 100th birthday on April 12, 2016.

Beverly ran away and got married to Clearance in 1940; because of her father, Chester Llyod, ‘s unapproval of the relationship. The couple were married for 64 long years before his death at 104 in 2021.

How much is/was Beverely worth?

Beverly was one of the most prominent and successful author of children’s literature in history. According to some reliable sources, the late children’s author, Beverly, as of 2022, is estimated to have over $50 million.


  • Beverly celebrated her 100th birthday on March 25, 2021.
  • At six, Beverly was born in McMinnville, Oregon and moved to Portland, Oregon.
  • Becoming one of the most successful writers with an estimated net worth of 20 million dollars.
  • Bev was married to her late husband, Clearance Cleary, who died in 2004 at 94.
  • Beverly has received several awards for her literature, such as the National Book Award, Newbery Medal and National Medal of Arts.
  • Cleary published her first children’s Nobel ‘Henry Huggins’ in 1950.
  • Cleary has sold over 91 million copies of her books worldwide.
  • She is an only child.
  • The manuscript for her first book, was purchased for $500
Courtney Silvera
Courtney Silvera
Courtney Silvera writes blogs about celebrity gossip and biography. She is also a nationally acclaimed writing instructor. Her work has been appeared in a number of publications worldwide.

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