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Mary Higgins Clark was born as Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins on the 24th December 1927, in The Bronx, New York City USA, and is an author, best known for her suspense, mystery, and psychological novels. Higgins Clark has written 51 books thus far, and each of them has been a bestseller in the US and Europe. Her career started in 1975.

Have you ever wondered how rich Mary Higgins Clark is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Mary Higgins Clark’s net worth is as high as $110 million, earned through her career as a writer. In addition to being a famous author with over 80 million copies sold in the US alone, Higgins Clark’s stories have been adapted for television and film, which has also improved her wealth.

Mary Higgins Clark Net Worth $110 Million

Mary Higgins Clark grew up in an Irish family, the only daughter of Luke and Nora Higgins and had two brothers. She started writing as a small child keeping a journal and writing her first poem at the age of seven. Her family ran an Irish pub, and the Great Depression didn’t affect them at first, but when Mary was ten years old, their financial troubles began, and Luke had to fire several employees and work longer hours. Mary found her father dead in his bed in 1939, and the family struggled even more from that point.

Higgins Clark went to the Saint Francis Xavier Grammar School and won a scholarship to continue studying at the Villa Maria Academy, where she was encouraged by the principal and teachers to develop her writing. Mary worked as a switchboard operator at the Shelton Hotel to help her mother with money, while Joseph joined the Navy in 1944, but died only six months later, from spinal meningitis. Nora was then guaranteed a life pension, so she didn’t need Mary’s contribution.

Mary studied at the Wood Secretarial School, and after finishing the course took a job as a secretary to the head of the creative department in Remington-Rand’s advertising division. Mary left in 1949 to worked as a flight attendant for Pan American Airlines, but then she became a housewife for the next 20 years before publishing her first novel called “Aspire to the Heavens”, but the book didn’t earn her a lot of money. However, in 1975, Mary wrote her second publication “Where Are The Children?”, and after two years sold it for $1.5 million.

Mary “The Queen of Suspense” Higgins Clark has since written over 50 bestsellers, including “A Stranger is Watching” (1977), “A Cry in the Night” (1982), “While My Pretty One Sleeps” (1989), and “Remember Me” (1994). She also wrote “Pretend You Don’t See Her” (1997), “Daddy’s Little Girl” (2002), “No Place Like Home” (2005), “I Heard That Song Before” (2007), “Where Are You Now?” (2008), and “Just Take My Heart” (2009), the next one even more successful than the previous one, which only increased her net worth by a large margin. Most recently, Mary published “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (2014), “The Cinderella Murder” (2014), “The Melody Lingers On” (2015), “All Dressed in White” (2015), and “As Time Goes By” (2016), increasing further her net worth..

Mary also wrote her autobiography – “Kitchen Privileges, A Memoir” – in 2001 and some of her books made into films include “A Stranger Is Watching” (1982), “Where Are The Children?” (1986), “Lucky Day” (2002), and “All Around The Town” (2002). Over a dozen of her novels have been adapated for television too, which has helped Mary to significantly increase her net worth. In March 2011, Mary was inducted into the Irish America Hall of Fame.

Regarding her personal life, Mary Higgins Clark was married to Warren Clark from 1949 to his death in 1964, and has five children with him. In 1978, Mary married Raymond Ploetz, but the marriage was annulled in 1986. She married John J. Conheeney in 1996, and they are still together. Mary Higgins Clark has a minor share in the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA franchise.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 24, 1927
Birth place: The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Profession:Author
Education:Fordham University
Nationality:American
Spouse:John Conheeney (m. 1996), Warren Clark (m. 1949–1964)
Children:Carol Higgins Clark, Patricia Higgins Clark, Marilyn Higgins Clark, David Higgins Clark, Warren Clark Jr.
Parents:Nora Higgins, Luke Higgins
Siblings:Joseph Higgins, Johnny Higgins
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
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.


Quotes

#Quote
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?


Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

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


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

Actress

Actress

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

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

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