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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 1,360,670 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Edward Albee is the 1,360th most popular writer (up from 1,418th in 2019), the 1,717th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,711th in 2019) and the 165th most popular American Writer.

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  • 49

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Among writers, Edward Albee ranks 1,360 out of 5,755Before him are Ibn Khallikan, Sharafkhan Bidlisi, James Oliver Curwood, Ubertino of Casale, Adam de la Halle, and Arturo Pérez-Reverte. After him are Norman Mailer, Diana Gabaldon, Callinus, Oribasius, Maryse Condé, and Sławomir Mrożek.

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Among people born in 1928, Edward Albee ranks 100Before him are Hans Modrow, Walter Mondale, Robert Sheckley, Sol LeWitt, Arman, and Christa Ludwig. After him are Joe Jackson, Seymour Papert, Bernard Buffet, Pierre Mauroy, Eunice Gayson, and Vyacheslav Tikhonov. Among people deceased in 2016, Edward Albee ranks 84Before him are Edgar Mitchell, Chyna, Yasuo Takamori, Thomas Schelling, David Hamilton, and Corry Brokken. After him are Seymour Papert, Tony Burton, Glenn Frey, Maria Teresa de Filippis, Ashraf Pahlavi, and Lloyd Shapley.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Albee ranks 1,717 out of 18,182Before him are Michael Spence (1943), Carolyn S. Shoemaker (1929), Floyd Patterson (1935), Jim Rogers (1942), Edwin S. Porter (1870), and Barbara W. Tuchman (1912). After him are A. L. Kroeber (1876), Angela Bassett (1958), Joe Jackson (1928), Eva Mendes (1974), Norman Mailer (1923), and Stephen Jay Gould (1941).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edward Albee ranks 165Before him are Don DeLillo (1936), Robert Bloch (1917), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), William Styron (1925), Samuel R. Delany (1942), and James Oliver Curwood (1878). After him are Norman Mailer (1923), Diana Gabaldon (1952), James Patterson (1947), Thornton Wilder (1897), Martin Gardner (1914), and Ida Tarbell (1857).