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Ed McBain

1926 - 2005

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Evan Hunter, born Salvatore Albert Lombino, (October 15, 1926 – July 6, 2005) was an American author and screenwriter best known for his 87th Precinct novels, written under his Ed McBain pen name, and the novel upon which the film Blackboard Jungle was based. Hunter, who legally adopted that name in 1952, also used the pen names John Abbott, Curt Cannon, Hunt Collins, Ezra Hannon, and Richard Marsten, among others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ed McBain has received more than 308,305 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ed McBain is the 1,973rd most popular writer (down from 1,363rd in 2019), the 2,557th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,627th in 2019) and the 235th most popular American Writer.

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  • 30

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  • 4.40

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  • 3.35

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Among writers, Ed McBain ranks 1,973 out of 5,755Before him are Olga Rozanova, Gustav Schwab, Methodius of Olympus, Atsushi Nakajima, Ji Kang, and Eiji Tsuburaya. After him are Jean Bodel, Chuck Palahniuk, Katia Mann, Karen Armstrong, Moschus, and Musa Cälil.

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Among people born in 1926, Ed McBain ranks 136Before him are Shigeo Sugimoto, Kim Jong-pil, Peter Graves, Riz Ortolani, Shin Sang-ok, and Karel Reisz. After him are Don Rickles, Jeffrey Hunter, Teddy Scholten, Rafi Eitan, Morton Feldman, and Elias Hrawi. Among people deceased in 2005, Ed McBain ranks 83Before him are Augusto Roa Bastos, Álvaro Cunhal, John Garang, Erich Topp, Richard Pryor, and Cicely Saunders. After him are Alexander Yakovlev, Julio César Turbay Ayala, Alberto Lattuada, Annette Stroyberg, Sandra Dee, and Alain Bombard.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ed McBain ranks 2,557 out of 18,182Before him are Taylor Swift (1989), Chris Rock (1965), John Grinder (1940), Don McLean (1945), Rodney Alcala (1943), and William Heard Kilpatrick (1871). After him are Charlie Wilson (1933), Frank Marshall (1877), Rip Torn (1931), Stephen Foster (1826), John Adams (1947), and Chuck Palahniuk (1962).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ed McBain ranks 235Before him are Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815), Anne Sexton (1928), Kate Millett (1934), Tony Robbins (1960), Alfred Bester (1913), and John Grinder (1940). After him are Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Carl Sandburg (1878), Harlan Coben (1962), Michael Cunningham (1952), Nelson Algren (1909), and Joseph Heller (1923).