Judy Blume Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Siblings, Net Worth, Cancer, Books

Judy Blume Biography

Judy Blume is a children’s, young adult, and adult fiction author from the United States whose works have made important contributions to children’s and young adult literature. She is well known for her works on; Are You There, God?, It’s Me, Margaret, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Deenie, and Blubber.


How old is Judy Blume? -Age

Blume is 83 years old as of 12 February 2021. She was born in 1938 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States.

Does Judy Blume have Siblings? – Family

Blume is the daughter of Esther Sussman (née Rosenfeld) and Rudolph Sussman, a dentist. David, her five-year-old brother, is her only sibling. Her family was Jewish, and she was exposed to adversity and death throughout her childhood. Blume’s older brother contracted a kidney infection in third grade, prompting her and her mother to relocate to Miami Beach to assist him in his recovery. Three plane crashes occurred in her hometown of Elizabeth in 1951 and 1952. Her father, a dentist, assisted in identifying the unidentified remains of 118 people who died in the crashes.

Who is Judy Blumes Husband? – Marriage

Blume’s daughter Randy Lee Blume was born after she graduated from college, and she became a stay-at-home mom. Lawrence Andrew Blume, her son, was born in 1963. Blume began writing when her children started kindergarten. Judy divorced John M. Blume in 1975, and John M. Blume died on September 20, 2020. She met physicist Thomas A. Kitchens shortly after her divorce. In 1975, the couple married and relocated to New Mexico for Kitchens’ job. In 1978, they divorced. Through a mutual friend, she met George Cooper, a former law professor turned non-fiction writer. They tied the knot in 1987. Blume is very close to Cooper’s daughter from a previous marriage, Amanda.

What is Judy Blume’s Net Worth?

She has an estimated net worth of $8.5 million.

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How many books did Judy Blume make?

Blume started her writing work in 1959. She has since published more than 25 novels as of 2021.

What was Judy Blume’s first book?

Her first book ‘The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo’ was published in 1969. It’s about Freddy Dissel, a second-grader who feels emotionally squeezed between his older brother, Mike, and his younger sister, Ellen. He doesn’t seem to get much attention until he gets a part as a green kangaroo in a school play.

Is Judy Blume still alive Today? – Cancer

Blume announced in August 2012 that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine ultrasound before leaving for a five-week trip to Italy. Blume had a mastectomy and breast reconstruction six weeks after being diagnosed. Blume was cancer-free and able to recover as a result of this surgery. Randy went on to become a therapist with a specialty in assisting writers in completing their works.

Who are Judy Blume’s books?

♦ 2007 – Soupy Saturdays with the Pain and the Great One
♦ 2008 – Cool Zone with the Pain and the Great One
♦ 2008 – Going, Going, Gone! With the Pain and the Great One
♦ 2008 – Friend or Fiend? With the Pain and the Great One
♦ 1974 – Blubber
♦ 1977 – Starring Sally J. Freedman as Herself
♦ 1978 – Freckle Juice
♦ 1980 – Superfudge

♦ 1970 – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret
♦ 1971 – Then Again, Maybe I Won’t
♦ 1973 – Deenie
♦ 1975 – Forever
♦ 1981 – Tiger Eyes
♦ 1993 – Here’s to You, Rachel Robinson
♦ 1999 – Places I Never Meant to Be