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Ed Wood

1924 - 1978

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Edward Davis Wood Jr. (October 10, 1924 – December 10, 1978) was an American filmmaker, actor, and pulp novel author. In the 1950s, Wood directed several low-budget science fiction, crime and horror films that later became cult classics, notably Glen or Glenda (1953), Jail Bait (1954), Bride of the Monster (1955), Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957) and Night of the Ghouls (1959). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ed Wood has received more than 2,741,079 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. Ed Wood is the 149th most popular film director (down from 117th in 2019), the 1,019th most popular biography from United States (down from 773rd in 2019) and the 42nd most popular American Film Director.

Ed Wood is most famous for his films, which are considered some of the worst films ever made.

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Among film directors, Ed Wood ranks 149 out of 1,581Before him are Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Wong Kar-wai, Victor Sjöström, Abel Gance, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, and Jan Švankmajer. After him are Joris Ivens, Robert Wise, Roland Emmerich, Sergei Bondarchuk, Denis Villeneuve, and Ettore Scola.

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Among people born in 1924, Ed Wood ranks 42Before him are Amílcar Cabral, Dmitry Yazov, Roger Guillemin, Francisco Macías Nguema, Christopher Tolkien, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. After him are Karmapa, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Allan MacLeod Cormack, Guy Williams, Luigi Nono, and Ahmadou Ahidjo. Among people deceased in 1978, Ed Wood ranks 33Before him are Claude François, Norman Rockwell, W. Eugene Smith, Herta Oberheuser, Jomo Kenyatta, and Nazli Sabri. After him are Harvey Milk, József Bozsik, Tamara Karsavina, Étienne Gilson, Keith Moon, and Charles Boyer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ed Wood ranks 1,019 out of 18,182Before him are Keith Jarrett (1945), Percival Lowell (1855), Jean Webster (1876), Anne Hathaway (1982), Robert W. Holley (1922), and Chester Bennington (1976). After him are Mark David Chapman (1955), Lee Miller (1907), R. Lee Ermey (1944), Thomas Huckle Weller (1915), John Holmes (1944), and Chris Isaak (1956).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Ed Wood ranks 42Before him are Michael Cimino (1939), Mel Brooks (1926), D. W. Griffith (1875), Joel Schumacher (1939), Blake Edwards (1922), and Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909). After him are Robert Wise (1914), William Friedkin (1935), Jonathan Demme (1944), Kathryn Bigelow (1951), Robert Aldrich (1918), and Don Siegel (1912).