Clifford Odets

1906 - 1963

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Clifford Odets (July 18, 1906 – August 14, 1963) was an American playwright, screenwriter, and actor. In the mid-1930s, he was widely seen as the potential successor to Nobel Prize–winning playwright Eugene O'Neill, as O'Neill began to withdraw from Broadway's commercial pressures and increasing critical backlash. From January 1935, Odets's socially relevant dramas were extremely influential, particularly for the remainder of the Great Depression. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clifford Odets has received more than 597,412 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Clifford Odets is the 357th most popular film director (up from 1,252nd in 2019), the 2,331st most popular biography from United States (up from 8,668th in 2019) and the 97th most popular American Film Director.

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Over the past year Clifford Odets has had the most page views in the with 75,835 views, followed by Spanish (3,634), and Italian (2,825). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Volapük (423.53%), Afrikaans (87.55%), and Basque (50.55%)


Among film directors, Clifford Odets ranks 357 out of 2,041Before him are Mika Kaurismäki, Gustaf Gründgens, Guy Hamilton, Valerio Zurlini, François Ozon, and Mikio Naruse. After him are Juan Antonio Bardem, Jacques Feyder, Jacques Audiard, Irvin Kershner, Kinji Fukasaku, and Walerian Borowczyk.

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Among people born in 1906, Clifford Odets ranks 103Before him are George Sanders, Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse, Curtis LeMay, Junio Valerio Borghese, Prince Wilhelm of Prussia, and Heinrich Schwarz. After him are Humberto Delgado, Wolf Albach-Retty, Piero Taruffi, Dita Parlo, Giuseppe Siri, and Hamazasp Babadzhanian. Among people deceased in 1963, Clifford Odets ranks 59Before him are Camille Chautemps, Gustaf Gründgens, Rikidōzan, Dinah Washington, Garrett Morgan, and Georg Lindemann. After him are W. E. B. Du Bois, Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin, Jacobus Oud, Ngô Đình Nhu, Fazlollah Zahedi, and Berthold, Margrave of Baden.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clifford Odets ranks 2,331 out of 20,380Before him are Kenny Loggins (1948), Don Taylor (1920), Philly Joe Jones (1923), Hank Aaron (1934), John Adams (1947), and Henry H. Arnold (1886). After him are Jim Hines (1946), Anne Sexton (1928), Walker Evans (1903), Irving Penn (1917), Jerome Powell (1953), and Robert Ballard (1942).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Clifford Odets ranks 97Before him are Tobe Hooper (1943), Henry King (1886), George Stevens (1904), John Landis (1950), Stanley Donen (1924), and Ray Harryhausen (1920). After him are Irvin Kershner (1923), Saul Bass (1920), Joe Dante (1946), Robert Benton (1932), Gerard Damiano (1928), and Mervyn LeRoy (1900).