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 Clarence Budington “Bud” Kelland

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Clarence Budington “Bud” Kelland

  • Birth 11 Jul 1881 Portland, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 18 Feb 1964 Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 89824479

American Author. From the 1920s through the 1950s, "Bud" Kelland was one of the most famous and highly paid authors in the world. Mr. Kelland's well known works included the novel "Scattergood Baines" and "Opera Hat," which was the basis for the 1936 Gary Cooper movie "Mr Deeds Goes To Town," and its 2002 Adam Sandler remake "Mr. Deeds." Other works were made into motion pictures, such as "Speak Easily," starring Buster Keaton, and his novel "Arizona," which was made into a movie by the same name in 1940, starring Jean Arthur. His writing career spanned over six decades. He wrote 60 novels and more than 200 short stories. He gained his reputation by writing for magazines-mostly the "Saturday Evening Post" and "The American." It was trhough these that he chronicled the fiction characters of Scattergood Baines, Mark Tidd, and Mr. Deeds.

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  • Originally Created by: Tracy Rademacher
  • Added: 8 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89824479
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Clarence Budington “Bud” Kelland (11 Jul 1881–18 Feb 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89824479, citing Memorial Cemetery of Saint John's Church, Laurel Hollow, Nassau County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .