Edward Albee

1928 - 2016

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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 1,158,630 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Edward Albee is the 1,418th most popular writer (down from 1,282nd in 2019), the 1,712th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,453rd in 2019) and the 165th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Edward Albee ranks 1,418 out of 5,794Before him are Qiu Chuji, Sadriddin Ayni, Daniel Pennac, Evelyn Waugh, Ko Un, and Pierre Drieu La Rochelle. After him are Vita Sackville-West, Ljudevit Gaj, Magda Szabó, Wilhelm Müller, Prosper of Aquitaine, and Bāṇabhaṭṭa.

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Among people born in 1928, Edward Albee ranks 102Before him are Seymour Papert, Bo Diddley, Vladimir Beara, Pedro Casaldáliga, Jack Kevorkian, and Frank Borman. After him are Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Cy Twombly, Federico Bahamontes, Takeshi Inoue, Stuart Whitman, and Christa Ludwig. Among people deceased in 2016, Edward Albee ranks 85Before him are René Angélil, Henry Heimlich, Seymour Papert, Walter Kohn, Maria Teresa de Filippis, and André Courrèges. After him are Bata Živojinović, Thomas Luckmann, Ashraf Pahlavi, Lloyd Shapley, Queen Anne of Romania, and Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Albee ranks 1,712 out of 15,968Before him are James Gandolfini (1961), Danny Kaye (1911), John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Beck (1970), Billy Milligan (1955), and Chris Kyle (1974). After him are Frederic Edwin Church (1826), Ma Barker (1873), Helen Hayes (1900), Murray Bookchin (1921), Roger D. Kornberg (1947), and Albert King (1923).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edward Albee ranks 165Before him are Ed McBain (1926), Don DeLillo (1936), Jack Vance (1916), Ira Levin (1929), James Patterson (1947), and Henry Steel Olcott (1832). After him are Wayne Dyer (1940), Martin Gardner (1914), Jim Thompson (1906), Bob Woodward (1943), Nicholas Sparks (1965), and Philip José Farmer (1918).