Edward Albee

1928 - 2016

Edward Albee

Edward Franklin Albee III ( AWL-bee; March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016) was an American playwright known for works such as The Zoo Story (1958), The Sandbox (1959), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), A Delicate Balance (1966), and Three Tall Women (1994). Some critics have argued that some of his work constitutes an American variant of what Martin Esslin identified and named the Theater of the Absurd. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Albee has received more than 996,614 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,284th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Edward Albee ranks 1,283 out of 4,883Before him are Avienus, Henri Murger, Thomas Moore, Marshall Rosenberg, Samuel Pepys, and Marie of Cleves, Duchess of Orléans. After him are Donna Leon, Peter Altenberg, Martha Gellhorn, Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly, Liang Qichao, and Alfred Thayer Mahan.

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Among people born in 1928, Edward Albee ranks 91Before him are Arman, Jean Vanier, Sara Montiel, Marco Ferreri, James Randi, and Sol LeWitt. After him are Pierre Mauroy, Federico Bahamontes, Takeshi Inoue, Eugene Merle Shoemaker, Bo Diddley, and Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Among people deceased in 2016, Edward Albee ranks 82Before him are Seymour Papert, Kenny Baker, Ahmed Zewail, Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Thomas Luckmann, and David Hamilton. After him are Maria Teresa de Filippis, Iolanda Balaș, Keith Emerson, Michel Butor, Garry Marshall, and Claude Gensac.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Albee ranks 1,453 out of 12,171Before him are Jonathan Edwards (1703), Paul L. Modrich (1946), William Lipscomb (1919), Sol LeWitt (1928), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), and Raymond A. Spruance (1886). After him are Donna Leon (1942), Beyoncé (1981), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Martha Gellhorn (1908), George Armitage Miller (1920), and Clark L. Hull (1884).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edward Albee ranks 150Before him are Martin Gardner (1914), Carson McCullers (1917), Robert Wilson (1941), Tess Gerritsen (1953), Dan Simmons (1948), and Marshall Rosenberg (1934). After him are Donna Leon (1942), Martha Gellhorn (1908), Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840), Anthony Bourdain (1956), R. L. Stine (1943), and Ira Levin (1929).