Anthony Bourdain

1956 - 2018

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Anthony Michael Bourdain (; June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018) was an American celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian, who starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition. Bourdain was a 1978 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of a number of professional kitchens during his career, which included many years spent as an executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles in Manhattan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anthony Bourdain has received more than 26,601,898 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Anthony Bourdain is the 1,140th most popular writer (up from 1,291st in 2019), the 1,311th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,472nd in 2019) and the 139th most popular American Writer.

Anthony Bourdain is an American chef, author, and television personality. He is best known for his memoir Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, which was a New York Times bestseller.

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Among writers, Anthony Bourdain ranks 1,140 out of 5,794Before him are Allan Pinkerton, Rosalía de Castro, Adalberon, Ulrich von Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, Nikolay Nekrasov, and Michel Butor. After him are Tarjei Vesaas, Rudolf von Sebottendorf, Lao She, Zhuanxu, Leonid Andreyev, and Fernando Arrabal.

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Among people born in 1956, Anthony Bourdain ranks 34Before him are Geena Davis, Danny Boyle, Ian Curtis, Joe Satriani, Eric Roberts, and Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. After him are Leslie Cheung, Steve Harris, Aileen Wuornos, Marc Dutroux, Zbigniew Boniek, and Kim Cattrall. Among people deceased in 2018, Anthony Bourdain ranks 62Before him are Joe Jackson, Wim Kok, Christine Nöstlinger, Steve Ditko, Shoko Asahara, and Ruud Lubbers. After him are Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Oskar Gröning, Gene Sharp, Dolores O'Riordan, and John Gavin.

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Among people born in United States, Anthony Bourdain ranks 1,311 out of 15,968Before him are Virginia Cherrill (1908), David Morse (1953), Phil Hill (1927), Edward Emerson Barnard (1857), Alan Greenspan (1926), and Neil Diamond (1941). After him are Rene Russo (1954), Cordell Hull (1871), Karen Grassle (1942), John Brown (1800), Count Basie (1904), and George Benson (1943).

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Among writers born in United States, Anthony Bourdain ranks 139Before him are Sam Shepard (1943), Poul Anderson (1926), Danielle Steel (1947), James Baldwin (1924), William Carlos Williams (1883), and Harry Harrison (1925). After him are Joyce Carol Oates (1938), Martha Gellhorn (1908), Sylvia Browne (1936), Carson McCullers (1917), Dan Simmons (1948), and Robert Bloch (1917).

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