Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr.

Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. ( born March 17, 1911 in Plainfield, New Jersey, † February 18, 2001 in Charleston, South Carolina ) was an American journalist and writer. He was beside his sister Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, the second author of Cheaper By The Dozen ( Cheaper by the Dozen ) and its sequel are people from children ( Belles on Their Toes ).

He also wrote Time Out for Happiness and Ancestors of the Dozen.


He was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, the fifth child ( and first son ) of the twelve children of time and motion management pioneers Frank Gilbreth, Sr. and Lillian Moller Gilbreth was born and grew up in his family's estate on in Montclair, New Jersey. Frank Bunker Gilbreth Jr. was a journalist whose memories of his life with his father Cheaper by the Dozen ( Cheaper by the Dozen ) 1948 was a bestseller. In 1950 a successful movie out of the same title, was released by the 2003 remake with the same title.

Professional life

Cheaper by the Dozen was filmed twice successfully and was largely autobiographical. He also wrote about his own life as a father and the baby boom after the Second World War. Also on members of his family, he often wrote. In his later years, he moved to Charleston to South Carolina, where he continued working as a journalist, writer and newspaper Responsible. Under his pseudonym Ashley Cooper, he wrote a long-running column for the Charleston Post Courier, which was published until 1993.

Private life

Gilbreth was married twice: first to Elizabeth Cauthen until her death in 1954 and then from 1955 to 2001 with Mary Pringle Manigault. He had three children, one from his first marriage, Elizabeth G. Cantler, which has set itself as the editor of The Post and Courier to rest, and two from his second marriage ( Dr. Edward M. Gilbreth and Rebecca G. Herre. )

Gilbreth died on a Sunday in Charleston, South Carolina, where he had spent the last fifty years of his life, at the age of 89 years. Gilbreth also owned a house in Nantucket in Massachusetts.


  • ( Cheaper by the Dozen ) ( Cheaper by the Dozen, 1948, ISBN 0 - 06-008460 -X), Ernestine Gilbreth Carey with
  • I'm a Lucky Guy, 1951
  • From children are people ( Belles on Their Toes, 1952, ISBN 0-553-25605- X) with Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
  • Hero 's Angels, with John Held ( Illustrator ), 1952
  • Time Out for Happiness, 1971, ISBN 0-690-82517- X