WRITER

Dorothy Parker

1893 - 1967

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Dorothy Parker (née Rothschild; August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist based in New York; she was best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary works published in magazines, such as The New Yorker, and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dorothy Parker has received more than 2,884,326 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Dorothy Parker is the 1,449th most popular writer (up from 1,863rd in 2019), the 1,832nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,348th in 2019) and the 173rd most popular Writer.

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  • 4.79

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Dorothy Parker ranks 1,449 out of 5,755Before her are Georges Feydeau, Du Mu, Giovannino Guareschi, Heiner Müller, Evelyn Waugh, and Wen Tianxiang. After her are Christian Morgenstern, Allen Carr, Tom Wolfe, Sadriddin Ayni, Ichiyō Higuchi, and Rick Riordan.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1893, Dorothy Parker ranks 62Before her are Wallace Fard Muhammad, Nicholas J. Spykman, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, Battista Farina, Hans Scharoun, and Ernst Öpik. After her are Ivan Panfilov, Edsel Ford, Carl Værnet, Dragiša Cvetković, Gillis Grafström, and Mário de Andrade. Among people deceased in 1967, Dorothy Parker ranks 65Before her are Vladimir Bartol, Julius Schaub, Paul Muni, Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Tom Simpson, and Günther Blumentritt. After her are Woody Guthrie, Primo Carnera, Géza Lakatos, Roger B. Chaffee, Basil Rathbone, and George Kelly.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dorothy Parker ranks 1,832 out of 18,182Before her are Nathan Rosen (1909), Antony Blinken (1962), Eddie Constantine (1913), Phil Knight (1938), Tobe Hooper (1943), and Frances Conroy (1953). After her are Gary Ridgway (1949), George Roy Hill (1921), Bess Truman (1885), Woody Guthrie (1912), Kirsten Dunst (1982), and Lily Tomlin (1939).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Dorothy Parker ranks 173Before her are Diana Gabaldon (1952), James Patterson (1947), Thornton Wilder (1897), Martin Gardner (1914), Ida Tarbell (1857), and Ira Levin (1929). After her are Tom Wolfe (1930), Rick Riordan (1964), Philip José Farmer (1918), Jack Vance (1916), William Carlos Williams (1883), and James B. Donovan (1916).