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Edward Bunker

1933 - 2005

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Edward Heward Bunker (December 31, 1933 – July 19, 2005) was an American author of crime fiction, a screenwriter, convicted felon and an actor. He wrote numerous books, some of which have been adapted into films. He wrote the scripts for—and acted in—Straight Time (1978) (adapted from his debut novel No Beast So Fierce), Runaway Train (1985) and Animal Factory (2000) (adapted from his sophomore novel of the same name). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Bunker has received more than 1,236,890 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Edward Bunker is the 2,340th most popular writer (down from 1,926th in 2019), the 2,990th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,429th in 2019) and the 270th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Edward Bunker ranks 2,340 out of 5,755Before him are Henrik Wergeland, Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, Laura Esquivel, Joseph Joffo, Zosimos of Panopolis, and James Boswell. After him are René de Obaldia, Frans G. Bengtsson, Izumi Shikibu, Henri Desgrange, Salvador de Madariaga, and Constantine Manasses.

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Among people born in 1933, Edward Bunker ranks 154Before him are Hossein Nasr, Sam Jones, Emanuel Ungaro, Doyle Brunson, Andrei Voznesensky, and Diane Cilento. After him are Alan Stacey, Ronald Evans, Juanita Castro, Asha Bhosle, Joachim Meisner, and Mark Forest. Among people deceased in 2005, Edward Bunker ranks 96Before him are Simone Simon, Monica Zetterlund, Eddie Guerrero, George Mikan, Frits Philips, and Johnny Carson. After him are Amrita Pritam, Henry Taube, Teresa Wright, Vasco Gonçalves, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, and Kocheril R. Narayanan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Bunker ranks 2,990 out of 18,182Before him are Carl Van Vechten (1880), John G. Thompson (1932), Harry Reems (1947), Jennifer Rush (1960), Murray Perahia (1947), and Winfield Scott (1786). After him are Natalie Cole (1950), Mel Blanc (1908), Chester Barnard (1886), Frank Vincent (1939), Lee Haney (1959), and John Lasseter (1957).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edward Bunker ranks 270Before him are Terence McKenna (1946), Jonathan Franzen (1959), S. S. Van Dine (1888), Terry Goodkind (1948), Neil Postman (1931), and Alexandra Ripley (1934). After him are Mary Baker Eddy (1821), Orson Scott Card (1951), Kate Chopin (1850), Johnston McCulley (1883), Robert James Waller (1939), and Jacques Futrelle (1875).