Alvah Bessie

1904 - 1985

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Alvah Cecil Bessie (June 4, 1904 – July 21, 1985) was an American novelist, journalist and screenwriter who was blacklisted by the movie studios for being one of the Hollywood Ten who refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alvah Bessie has received more than 146,221 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Alvah Bessie is the 4,858th most popular writer, the 7,849th most popular biography from United States and the 630th most popular American Writer.

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  • 15

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  • 2.49

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Among writers, Alvah Bessie ranks 4,858 out of 5,794Before her are Claudio Williman, Elisabeth Eybers, Timur Vermes, William F. Buckley Jr., Walter de la Mare, and Walter Moers. After her are Robert E. Sherwood, Peter Matthiessen, Diomidis Kyriakos, Delphine de Vigan, Henrik Nordbrandt, and John Berryman.

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Among people born in 1904, Alvah Bessie ranks 245Before her are Carleton S. Coon, Helen Kane, Humberto Elgueta, Bobbie Rosenfeld, Libby Holman, and Sabiha Bengütaş. After her are Käthe von Nagy, Rukmini Devi Arundale, Hans Lewy, Wilmer Allison, Sabin Carr, and Antero Kivi. Among people deceased in 1985, Alvah Bessie ranks 196Before her are Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., Jetta Goudal, Myrtle Cook, Jee Yong-ju, Lucien Michard, and Alister Hardy. After her are Isaac Kashdan, Harry Hopman, Lloyd Nolan, Muhammad Zafarullah Khan, Forbes Burnham, and Qaysin Quli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alvah Bessie ranks 7,849 out of 15,968Before her are Miriam Cooper (1891), Redd Foxx (1922), Simon Guggenheim (1867), Chris Hughes (1983), Lloyd Ruby (1928), and Earl Scruggs (1924). After her are Julianne Nicholson (1971), Alessandro Nivola (1972), Gerard Way (1977), Laura Nyro (1947), Mike Lee (1971), and George Hearst (1820).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Alvah Bessie ranks 630Before her are Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1815), Rick Yancey (1962), Daniel Pearl (1963), Steven Millhauser (1943), Nancy Kress (1948), and William F. Buckley Jr. (1925). After her are Robert E. Sherwood (1896), Peter Matthiessen (1927), John Berryman (1914), Barbara Ehrenreich (1941), Thomas Berger (1924), and Pauline Kael (1919).