Cornell Woolrich

1903 - 1968

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Cornell George Hopley Woolrich ( WUUL-ritch; December 4, 1903 – September 25, 1968) was an American novelist and short story writer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cornell Woolrich has received more than 391,134 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Cornell Woolrich is the 1,993rd most popular writer (down from 1,803rd in 2019), the 2,516th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,342nd in 2019) and the 221st most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 390k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.22

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.42

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Bride Wore Black
Fiction in English
She was very mysterious. She could be sultry and blonde, prim with brown hair, a dazzling redhead or a gracefully aging matron. But there was no mystery about the fact that wherever she went, a perfectly ordinary man would die a violent, painful death. The basis of François Truffaut's 1968 film classic *The Bride Wore Black* is Cornell Woolrich at his best.
Rear Window
detective, mystery, short stories
Stories that involve blackmail and murder committed by ordinary people.
Deadline at Dawn
The black angel
Rendezvous in black
Fiction, Young women in fiction, Young women
Johnny and Dorothy had everything—life, love, happiness. Then she was killed in a freak accident, and Johnny vowed that, one by one, those responsible would feel the loss of those they most loved...
I married a dead man
Impostors and imposture, Pregnant women, Extortion

Page views of Cornell Woolriches by language

Over the past year Cornell Woolrich has had the most page views in the with 50,532 views, followed by Japanese (9,882), and Italian (9,684). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (118.81%), Egyptian Arabic (57.73%), and Ukrainian (56.33%)


Among writers, Cornell Woolrich ranks 1,993 out of 7,302Before him are Alexander Fadeyev, Terentianus, Jacques Amyot, Hanns Heinz Ewers, Lady Randolph Churchill, and Vsevolod Garshin. After him are Jaume Cabré, Ji Kang, Yehuda Amichai, Nicolás Guillén, Countess of Ségur, and Jorge Manrique.

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Among people born in 1903, Cornell Woolrich ranks 99Before him are Walker Evans, Rudolf Serkin, Watchman Nee, Nikos Zachariadis, Georges Politzer, and Alice Herz-Sommer. After him are Victor Brauner, Misao Tamai, Gregor Piatigorsky, Bartel Leendert van der Waerden, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, and Michail Stasinopoulos. Among people deceased in 1968, Cornell Woolrich ranks 70Before him are Santos Iriarte, Hitoshi Imamura, Rezső Seress, Fyodor Okhlopkov, Thomas Merton, and Camille Huysmans. After him are Darío Moreno, Jean Paulhan, Chester Carlson, Ryszard Siwiec, Gabriel Hanot, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cornell Woolrich ranks 2,516 out of 20,380Before him are Edward Witten (1951), Matt Cameron (1962), John McTiernan (1951), Lady Randolph Churchill (1854), Ann Dunham (1942), and Gene Deitch (1924). After him are Bill Viola (1951), Heather Locklear (1961), Lynda Carter (1951), David Julius (1955), Cyd Charisse (1922), and Richard Roundtree (1942).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Cornell Woolrich ranks 221Before him are Clark Ashton Smith (1893), Robert James Waller (1939), Nicholas Sparks (1965), Jane Jacobs (1916), Eugene Nida (1914), and Lady Randolph Churchill (1854). After him are Richard Brautigan (1935), Bob Woodward (1943), Tom Wolfe (1930), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), John Grinder (1940), and Walter Tevis (1928).