Earl Biggers (26 August, 1886 – April 5, 1933) was a journalist and a writer born in the United States. Mr. Biggers is known for his novels featuring fictional Chinese detective Charlie Chan.
- Mr. Biggers was born in Warren, OH.
- In 1907 Mr. Biggers graduated from Harvard University.
- He made his living working as a journalist for The Plain Dealer.
- Mr. Biggers first popular work of fiction was Seven Keys to Baldpate (1913).
- Seven Keys to Baldpate was adapted in to a hit Broadway play by George M. Cohan.
- Seven Keys to Baldpate was so popular it was adapted into nine movies over the years (seven of which took the name of the book), and revived in 1935 as a Broadway play.
- The Charlie Chan detective stories were written a decade after the success of Seven Keys to Baldpat.
- The Charlie Chan movies were so popular in Shanghai, that Chinese movie companies started making their own adaptations.
- Detective Chang Apana was the inspiration for Charlie Chan.
- Mr. Biggers posthumously inducted into the Warren City Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
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