- Hildegarde Dolson Lockridge
name = Hildegarde Dolson Lockridge
pseudonym = Hildegarde Dolson
birthdate = 1908
deathdate = death date|1981|1|15|mf=y
Columbus, North Carolina
occupation = Poet, novelist
nationality = American
genre = Mystery
notableworks = "We Shook the Family Tree"
Hildegarde Dolson Lockridge (1908—1981) was a poet, playwright and novelist who wrote 14 books, including "We Shook the Family Tree," "Guess Whose Hair I'm Wearing," "To Spite Her Face," and "A Dying Fall."
Dolson was born and grew up in
Franklin, Pennsylvania, and after college, she moved to New York City, where she wrote for magazinesFact|date=February 2007 and penned mystery stories. Dolson's best-known work is "We Shook the Family Tree", a book about her experiences growing up, which became a successful paperback for Scholastic Pressand was adapted for the stage.
Dolson acted as a literary agent for fellow detective writer
Richard Lockridge, whom she married in 1965. [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0516937/bio] She died in St. Luke's Hospital in Columbus, North Carolina, on January 15, 1981. [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9503E2D9143BF934A25752C0A967948260]
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