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D. C. Fontana

1939 - 2019

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Dorothy Catherine Fontana (March 25, 1939 – December 2, 2019) was an American television script writer and story editor, best known for her work on the original Star Trek series and several Western television series.After a short period working for Samuel A. Peeples as a secretary, Fontana moved to work for Del Reisman, a producer on The Lieutenant, whose creator was Gene Roddenberry. Though The Lieutenant was soon cancelled, Roddenberry began working on Star Trek, and Fontana was appointed as the series' story editor, but left after the second season to pursue freelance work. She later worked with Roddenberry again on Genesis II and then as story editor and associate producer on Star Trek: The Animated Series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of D. C. Fontana has received more than 462,396 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). D. C. Fontana is the 6,050th most popular writer (down from 5,437th in 2019), the 12,379th most popular biography from United States (down from 11,624th in 2019) and the 923rd most popular American Writer.

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  • 460k

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  • 37.41

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.61

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  • 3.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, D. C. Fontana ranks 6,050 out of 5,755Before her are Éric Vuillard, Martin Österdahl, Tom Lanoye, Maxine Hong Kingston, Éliette Abécassis, and Ann Leckie. After her are Sjón, Juli Zeh, Cory Doctorow, Peter Schiff, Terence Winter, and Frederick Denison Maurice.

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Among people born in 1939, D. C. Fontana ranks 531Before her are Ayi Kwei Armah, Bill Mulliken, Peter Goldreich, Eddie Kendricks, Lino Brocka, and Dorothy Shirley. After her are Zelmo Beaty, Fernando Poe Jr., Leon Brittan, Barry Mann, Jim Baxter, and John H. Sununu. Among people deceased in 2019, D. C. Fontana ranks 515Before her are Peter McNamara, Phil Masinga, Les Murray, Fay McKenzie, Susan Bernard, and Lina Cheryazova. After her are James Frawley, Robert Ouko, Juice Wrld, Ted Burgin, Kathleen Blanco, and Mike Troy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, D. C. Fontana ranks 12,379 out of 18,182Before her are Barbara Lee (1946), Gary Herbert (1947), Laura Harrier (1990), Matt Walsh (1964), Diedrich Bader (1966), and Ann Leckie (1966). After her are Dash Mihok (1974), Erin Daniels (1973), Joan Blackman (1938), Andrew Dice Clay (1957), Alexander Acosta (1969), and Franklin Graham (1952).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, D. C. Fontana ranks 923Before her are Al Jean (1961), Ronald D. Moore (1964), Paul Attanasio (1959), Bayard Taylor (1825), Maxine Hong Kingston (1940), and Ann Leckie (1966). After her are Peter Schiff (1963), Terence Winter (1960), Karen Joy Fowler (1950), William Safire (1929), Alfred Gough (1967), and Paolo Bacigalupi (1972).