Ernestine Gilbreth Carey

Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (* April 4, 1908; † November 4, 2006 in Fresno ) was an American author.

She was the daughter of Lillian Moller Gilbreth and Frank Bunker Gilbreth, who were pioneers in the field of time and motion management in the early years of the 20th century. She lived as a child in Montclair, New Jersey. Growing up with her ​​eleven siblings, she described in the book Cheaper by the Dozen (1948 ), which was filmed in 1950. This book and the second part she wrote with her brother Frank. She graduated from Smith College and worked as a buyer for department stores. In 1930 she married Charles E. Carey Sr., with whom she has two children - Lillian Carey Barley ( b. 1938 ) and Charles E. Carey, Jr. ( b. 1942 ). Besides the two books she wrote with her brother, she also wrote several books herself. She moved to Reedley, California. Ernestine Gilbreth Carey died on 4 November 2006 of old age in Fresno, California at the age of 98


  • Cheaper by the Dozen ( Cheaper by the Dozen, 1948) ( with Frank Gilbreth Jr.)
  • From children are people ( Belles on Their Toes, 1952) ( with Frank Gilbreth Jr.)
  • Jumping Jupiter
  • Giddy moment