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Net Worth$110 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 24, 1927
SpouseJohn Conheeney (m. 1996), Warren Clark (m. 1949–1964)
FactShe was awarded Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in France (2000).

Mary Higgins Clark is an American author of suspense novels. Each of her 56 books has been a bestseller in the United States and many of them have been translated into foreign languages.

Born in the Bronx, New York on Christmas Eve, 1927, Mary was the youngest of five children. Her parents, Irish immigrants, died within five years of each other when Mary was still in her teens. She and her siblings were raised by their older sister, Nora, who worked as a secretary to support the family.

Mary Higgins Clark graduated from Fordham University with a degree in philosophy in 1949. She married Warren Clark in 1952 and they had five children together. After her husband died in 1964, Mary Higgins Clark began writing to support her family. Her first novel, Where Are the Children?, was published in 1975 and was an immediate success.

Since then, Mary Higgins Clark has written thirty-six more suspense novels, including A Stranger is Watching, The Cradle Will Fall, and Loves Music, Loves to Dance. She has also written several collections of short stories and two non-fiction books. Her books have sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone and have been translated into forty-five languages.

In addition to her writing career, Mary Higgins Clark has served on the boards of several charities and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America. She has been awarded three honorary degrees and was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America in 2000.

Mary Higgins Clark’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million.

General Info

Full NameMary Higgins Clark
Net Worth$110 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 24, 1927
ProfessionAuthor, Novelist, Flight attendant, Actor
EducationFordham University


SpouseJohn Conheeney (m. 1996), Warren Clark (m. 1949–1964)
ChildrenCarol Higgins Clark, Marilyn Higgins Clark, Patricia Higgins Clark, David Higgins Clark, Warren Clark Jr.
ParentsNora Higgins, Luke Higgins
SiblingsJoseph Higgins, Johnny Higgins


AwardsEdgar Grand Master Award, Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category, Anthony Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection
NominationsGoodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller, Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction
MoviesMy Gal Sunday, The Cradle Will Fall, Try to Remember, You Belong to Me, All Around the Town, He Sees You When You're Sleeping, Haven't We Met Before?, Loves Music, Loves to Dance, While My Pretty One Sleeps, Mary Higgins Clark's Remember Me, Where Are the Children?, A Stranger Is Watching

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1On the passing of Elaine Kaufman: She was feisty, in the happiest sense of the word. Not mean "feisty". She was always trying to set people up. She loved it. She would sit people together. "Come on over to this table". It was delightful. She will be terribly missed.
2On solitude: Wouldn't it be nice if everybody understood without being told that you need a certain amount of space?


1Currently resides in Saddle River, New Jersey. [November 2010]
2Inducted into the Irish American Hall of Fame for her services and contributions in literature. [March 2011]
3Inducted into the 2011 New Jersey Hall of Fame for her services and contributions in literature and charities.
4Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 133, pp. 146-151. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
5She was awarded Dame of Malta and Dame of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
6She was awarded Dame of the Order of St. Gregory the Great, a Papal honor.
7Mother of Carol Higgins Clark, two judges and a daughter who works on the Merchantile Exchange.
8She was awarded Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in France (2000).
9Is a member of the Board of Directors for the Mystery Writers of America.



Souviens-toi2015TV Movie novel: Remember Me
Toi que j'aimais tant2014TV Movie novel: Daddy's Little Girl
Où es-tu maintenant?2014TV Movie novel: Where Are You Now?
Deux petites filles en bleu2014TV Movie novel
My Gal Sunday2014TV Movie book
The Mystery Cruise2013TV Movie book "Santa Cruise"
Deck the Halls2011TV Movie book
All Around the Town2002TV Movie based on a novel by
Lucky Day2002TV Movie story
Haven't We Met Before?2002TV Movie story
You Belong to Me2002TV Movie novel
Pretend You Don't See Her2002TV Movie novel
Loves Music, Loves to Dance2001TV Movie novel
Moonlight Becomes You1998TV Movie novel
Let Me Call You Sweetheart1997TV Movie novel
While My Pretty One Sleeps1997TV Movie novel
Weep No More, My Lady1992TV Movie novel
Double Vision1992TV Movie short story
A Cry in the Night1992TV Movie novel
Terror Stalks the Class Reunion1992TV Movie story
Stillwatch1987TV Movie novel
Where Are the Children?1986novel
The Cradle Will Fall1983TV Movie based on the novel by
A Stranger Is Watching1982novel
Les années perdues2015TV Movie novel: The Lost Years
La clinique du docteur H2015TV Movie novel: The Cradle Will Fall


Lucky Day2002TV MovieGrandma (as Sary Higgins Clark)
While My Pretty One Sleeps1997TV MovieMary
Remember Me1995TV MovieMary


The Last Horsemen of New YorkDocumentary post-productionHerself
Today2010-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest / Herself - Author
Imus in the Morning2014TV SeriesHerself (Phone)
Café Picouly2011TV SeriesHimself
Books Equal Gifts Commercial2008Short
Thé ou café2008TV SeriesHerself
Encore with John Palmer2006TV SeriesHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2006TV Series documentaryHerself
Party Planner with David Tutera2005TV SeriesHerself
The View2004TV SeriesHerself
Campus, le magazine de l'écrit2003TV Series documentaryHerself
En aparté2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Tout le monde en parle2003TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself
Ex Libris1995TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2003Life Achievement Christopher AwardChristopher Awards
1998Lucien Barrière Literary AwardDeauville Film FestivalFor the novel "You Belong to Me (Tu m'appartiens)".

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