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Arthur Laurents

1917 - 2011

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Arthur Laurents (July 14, 1917 – May 5, 2011) was an American playwright, theatre director, film producer and screenwriter. With a career spanning seven decades he received numerous accolades including two Tony Awards, and a Drama Desk Award as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and a Golden Globe Award. After writing scripts for radio shows after college and then training films for the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Laurents has received more than 562,398 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Arthur Laurents is the 5,681st most popular writer (down from 5,190th in 2019), the 10,129th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,898th in 2019) and the 774th most popular American Writer.

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  • 17

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Among writers, Arthur Laurents ranks 5,681 out of 5,755Before him are Stig Claesson, Frances Power Cobbe, Kåre Holt, Leïla Slimani, Göran Sonnevi, and Banjo Paterson. After him are Greg Daniels, George B. Seitz, Olivier Weber, Satya Vrat Shastri, Theodore Roethke, and Angie Sage.

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Among people born in 1917, Arthur Laurents ranks 288Before him are Mikhail Anikushin, Ottorino Volonterio, Lou Harrison, Oswald Karch, Leonard Chess, and Walter Munk. After him are Margo, Kamal Ranadive, Robert La Caze, Marcel Hansenne, Jack Lynch, and Robert Merrill. Among people deceased in 2011, Arthur Laurents ranks 389Before him are Roger Gautier, Dietrich Stobbe, Betty Garrett, Günther Bechem, Jack Layton, and George Baker. After him are Annalisa Ericson, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Rob Schroeder, Yrjö Hietanen, Gordon Tootoosis, and Brian Jacques.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Arthur Laurents ranks 10,129 out of 18,182Before him are Finn Wittrock (1984), Mireille Enos (1975), Rick Scott (1952), Ken Ribet (1948), Rulon Gardner (1971), and Edward Hennig (1879). After him are Dee Bradley Baker (1962), George Rogers Clark (1752), Benjamin N. Cardozo (1870), Nicole Richie (1981), Lynn Harrell (1944), and Ellie Kemper (1980).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Arthur Laurents ranks 774Before him are Terry Southern (1924), Rick Yancey (1962), Ann Bannon (1932), Richard Price (1949), George Alec Effinger (1947), and Tim O'Brien (1946). After him are Greg Daniels (1963), George B. Seitz (1888), Theodore Roethke (1908), Bill Bright (1921), Tom Kapinos (1969), and Colson Whitehead (1969).