Eugene O'Neill

1888 - 1953

Eugene O'Neill

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 U.S. drama techniques of realism earlier associated with Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, and Swedish playwright August Strindberg. The drama 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 2,338,783 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 534th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Eugene O'Neill ranks 531 out of 4,883Before him are Walter Raleigh, Bohumil Hrabal, Patrick Süskind, Charles, Duke of Orléans, Gustav Meyrink, and Muhammad Iqbal. After him are Mihai Eminescu, Ivan Bunin, Tyrtaeus, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Alfred Jarry, and Denis of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1888, Eugene O'Neill ranks 25Before him are Alexander Friedmann, Friedrich Fromm, F. W. Murnau, Frits Zernike, Gerrit Rietveld, and Anton Makarenko. After him are Friedrich Olbricht, Andrei Tupolev, T. S. Eliot, Selman Waksman, Maurice Chevalier, and Johannes Itten. Among people deceased in 1953, Eugene O'Neill ranks 16Before him are Carol II of Romania, Francis Picabia, Vladimir Tatlin, Hans Fritzsche, Mary of Teck, and Emmerich Kálmán. After him are Ivan Bunin, Hugo Sperrle, Raoul Dufy, Erich Mendelsohn, Guccio Gucci, and Richard Walther Darré.

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Among people born in United States, Eugene O'Neill ranks 506 out of 12,171Before him are Joan Crawford (1904), Jessica Lange (1949), Theodore William Richards (1868), Oprah Winfrey (1954), Leon Cooper (1930), and Jennifer Aniston (1969). After him are Jeff Bezos (1964), Christopher Reeve (1952), Nat King Cole (1919), Danny Trejo (1944), Charles Goodyear (1800), and Kurt Russell (1951).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Eugene O'Neill ranks 57Before him are Sylvia Plath (1932), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Susan Sontag (1933), Washington Irving (1783), and Toni Morrison (1931). After him are Ellen G. White (1827), Louise Hay (1926), Ambrose Bierce (1842), Harper Lee (1926), Thomas Wolfe (1900), and Robert Ludlum (1927).