Eugene O'Neill

1888 - 1953

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Eugene Gladstone O'Neill (October 16, 1888 – November 27, 1953) was an American playwright and Nobel laureate in literature. His poetically titled plays were among the first to introduce into the U.S. the drama techniques of realism earlier associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The tragedy Long Day's Journey into Night is often numbered on the short list of the finest U.S. plays in the 20th century, alongside Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.O'Neill's plays were among the first to include speeches in American English vernacular and involve characters on the fringes of society. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eugene O'Neill has received more than 3,071,708 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Eugene O'Neill is the 586th most popular writer (down from 531st in 2019), the 614th most popular biography from United States (down from 506th in 2019) and the 66th most popular American Writer.

Eugene O'Neill was an American playwright who is most famous for his plays "The Iceman Cometh" and "Long Day's Journey Into Night."

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Among writers, Eugene O'Neill ranks 586 out of 5,794Before him are Juana Inés de la Cruz, Walther von der Vogelweide, Edward Bernays, Thomas Hardy, Oliver Sacks, and Denis of Portugal. After him are Aulus Gellius, Demetrius Vikelas, Alexander Herzen, Vuk Karadžić, Mihai Eminescu, and Anthony Burgess.

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Among people born in 1888, Eugene O'Neill ranks 27Before him are Friedrich Fromm, Johannes Itten, Roland Garros, Alexander Friedmann, Anton Makarenko, and Friedrich Olbricht. After him are Frits Zernike, Andrei Tupolev, Selman Waksman, Inge Lehmann, Maurice Chevalier, and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Among people deceased in 1953, Eugene O'Neill ranks 17Before him are Mary of Teck, Vladimir Tatlin, Francis Picabia, Emmerich Kálmán, Hans Fritzsche, and Ivan Bunin. After him are Raoul Dufy, Guccio Gucci, Erich Mendelsohn, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, Hugo Sperrle, and Richard Walther Darré.

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Among people born in United States, Eugene O'Neill ranks 614 out of 15,968Before him are Dolly Parton (1946), Gwen Stefani (1969), Ellen Burstyn (1932), Oliver Stone (1946), Oliver E. Williamson (1932), and Owen Chamberlain (1920). After him are John Huston (1906), Kenny Rogers (1938), Harold Lasswell (1902), Robert McNamara (1916), Kary Mullis (1944), and John Browning (1855).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Eugene O'Neill ranks 66Before him are Ellen G. White (1827), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Harper Lee (1926), Harriet Tubman (1820), George R. R. Martin (1948), and Dean Koontz (1945). After him are Robert Ludlum (1927), Patricia Highsmith (1921), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), Louise Hay (1926), Thomas Harris (1940), and L. Ron Hubbard (1911).