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 2,633,247 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Dorothy Parker is the 1,864th most popular writer (down from 1,691st in 2019), the 2,349th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,965th in 2019) and the 216th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Dorothy Parker ranks 1,864 out of 5,794Before her are Thomas Wyatt, John of Ruusbroec, John of Ephesus, Menander Protector, Catherine of Bologna, and Avitus of Vienne. After her are Alexandre Benois, Zeki Müren, Frans Sammut, Philippe de Commines, Jean-Jacques Ampère, and Mikhail Zoshchenko.

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Among people born in 1893, Dorothy Parker ranks 80Before her are Gaston Julia, Merian C. Cooper, Dragiša Cvetković, Roman Ingarden, Dean Acheson, and Marianne Brandt. After her are Gillis Grafström, Vera Brittain, Ben Hecht, Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen, Israel Joshua Singer, and Alexander Korda. Among people deceased in 1967, Dorothy Parker ranks 78Before her are Walter Weiß, Stanisław Sosabowski, Walter A. Shewhart, Abdel Hakim Amer, Langston Hughes, and Joseph Boxhall. After her are Jane Darwell, Alphonse Juin, Basil Rathbone, Carl Sandburg, Pierre Jeanneret, and Shukri al-Quwatli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dorothy Parker ranks 2,349 out of 15,968Before her are J. P. Guilford (1897), James Whitmore (1921), Randy Rhoads (1956), Anne Ramsey (1929), Paris Hilton (1981), and Jason Newsted (1963). After her are Barbara W. Tuchman (1912), Jane Darwell (1879), Jessica Chastain (1977), Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919), Betsy Ross (1752), and William Halsey Jr. (1882).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Dorothy Parker ranks 216Before her are Agnes Smedley (1892), Harold Bloom (1930), Bernard Malamud (1914), Alex Haley (1921), Ross Macdonald (1915), and Stephen Crane (1871). After her are Morgan Robertson (1861), John Kennedy Toole (1937), Howard Fast (1914), Voltairine de Cleyre (1866), Ben Hecht (1893), and Carl Sandburg (1878).