Biography of Linda Goodman
Mary Alice Kemery popularly known as Linda Goodman (April 9, 1925 - October 21, 1995) was a New York Times bestselling American astrologer and poet. She is notable as the author of the first astrology book to make The New York Times Best Seller list.
Linda Goodman was born in Morgantown, West Virginia. Although Goodman never revealed her year of birth, swearing even her father to silence, it emerged posthumously that she was born in 1925. According to data collector Frank C. Clifford, Linda was born on April 9, 1925 in Morgantown, West Virginia at 6:05 a.m. Clifford cites Linda's birth certificate as his source. Her father's name was Robert Stratton Kemery. Her mother's maiden name was Mazie McBee. By her own account she was born in her maternal grandparents' house on 115 Kingwood Street. She attended and graduated from Parkersburg High School in 1943 aged 18 years.