Known for movies

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DiedDecember 14, 2013, Branson, Missouri, United States
FactDailey was born in a small rural town, and her farmer father died when she was young.

Janet Dailey was born on May 21, 1944 in Storm Lake, Iowa. She was the only child of Robert W. and Ruth Dailey. Her father was an insurance salesman and her mother was a homemaker. Janet Dailey graduated from high school in 1962. She attended Drake University for two years and then transferred to the University of Missouri, where she graduated with a degree in journalism in 1966.

Janet Dailey began her career as a journalist, working for the Springfield News-Leader in Missouri. She later moved to California to work for the Los Angeles Times. In 1974, she published her first novel, “Silver Wings, Santiago Blue.” This was the first book in her “American Dreams” series, which would eventually include more than 50 novels.

In addition to her “American Dreams” series, Janet Dailey has also written several standalone novels, including “Aspen Gold,” “Calder Born, Calder Bred,” and “Strangers in Paradise.” She has also written a series of mysteries set in the American West, as well as a series of romances set in England.

Janet Dailey’s novels have been translated into more than 20 languages and have sold more than 300 million copies worldwide. She is the only author to have had a novel debut at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in four different decades.

Janet Dailey has been married three times. Her first husband was Robert E. Thayer, Jr., with whom she had two sons, Robert III and Ryan. She later married George W. Bushnell, Jr., with whom she had a daughter, Allison. Her third husband is Bill Daley, with whom she has two stepdaughters, Erin and Megan.

Janet Dailey currently resides in Branson, Missouri.

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Full NameJanet Dailey
DiedDecember 14, 2013, Branson, Missouri, United States
ProfessionBusinessperson, Novelist


ParentsLena Louise Haradon, Boyd Clayton Haradon

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1She wrote well over 100 books, mostly for Canada's Harlequin publisher, from 1976 to 1984. Her Americana series for Harlequin consisted of 50 books, one set in each U.S. state.
2She was a popular romance novelist. Her books include the "Calder" novels, and her Americana series - 50 books, one set in each state of the US. Her works have been translated into 19 languages.
3Dailey was briefly a secretary in a Missouri construction company who married her boss, Bill Dailey, when she was 19, but who then went on to become a prodigious writer of romance fiction, transforming herself into one of the most successful in history, with some 300 million copies of her books sold.
4Dailey was born in a small rural town, and her farmer father died when she was young.



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