Edward Gorey

1925 - 2000

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Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000) was an American writer, Tony Award-winning costume designer, and artist noted for his illustrated books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Gorey has received more than 1,001,690 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Edward Gorey is the 1,996th most popular writer (down from 1,768th in 2019), the 2,503rd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,070th in 2019) and the 236th most popular American Writer.

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  • 22

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  • 2.75

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Among writers, Edward Gorey ranks 1,996 out of 5,794Before him are Adnan Oktar, Mateo Alemán, Abu Hamid al-Gharnati, Miguel Delibes, Joan Didion, and Berthold Auerbach. After him are José Zorrilla, Silva Kaputikyan, Anne Perry, Juan del Encina, Jørgen Moe, and Nora Ephron.

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Among people born in 1925, Edward Gorey ranks 128Before him are Mario Merz, Pavel Belyayev, Tofiq Bahramov, Warren Christopher, Pierre Bérégovoy, and Michael Halliday. After him are Antoine Gizenga, Bill Gates Sr., Luis Molowny, Sufi Abu Taleb, Aldo Ciccolini, and Uzi Narkiss. Among people deceased in 2000, Edward Gorey ranks 79Before him are Claude Sautet, Tito Puente, Steven Runciman, Charles M. Schulz, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and Libertad Lamarque. After him are Roger Peyrefitte, Yehuda Amichai, Don Budge, Andy Hug, Ahmet Kaya, and George Segal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edward Gorey ranks 2,503 out of 15,968Before him are Joan Didion (1934), J. Presper Eckert (1919), Randy Schekman (1948), John Frusciante (1970), Diane Ladd (1935), and Stella Adler (1901). After him are Jack Nicklaus (1940), Daniel Inouye (1924), Duane Allman (1946), Nora Ephron (1941), Michael Parks (1940), and Russell Means (1939).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Edward Gorey ranks 236Before him are John W. Campbell (1910), Archibald Gracie IV (1858), Kathy Reichs (1948), Suzanne Collins (1962), Anne Sexton (1928), and Joan Didion (1934). After him are Nora Ephron (1941), Maria Shriver (1955), Johnston McCulley (1883), Maurice Sendak (1928), Nelson Algren (1909), and James M. Cain (1892).