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 included on lists 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 3,239,013 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Eugene O'Neill is the 539th most popular writer (up from 586th in 2019), the 556th most popular biography from United States (up from 614th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular 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 539 out of 5,755Before him are José Martí, Premchand, Patrick Süskind, Camille Flammarion, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Washington Irving. After him are Erich Kästner, Marie-Antoine Carême, Ivan Bunin, Laurence Sterne, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Wilbur Smith.

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Among people born in 1888, Eugene O'Neill ranks 27Before him are Roland Garros, F. W. Murnau, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Alexander Friedmann, Herbert Spencer Gasser, and T. S. Eliot. After him are Gerrit Rietveld, Selman Waksman, Frits Zernike, Inge Lehmann, Andrei Tupolev, and Maurice Chevalier. Among people deceased in 1953, Eugene O'Neill ranks 17Before him are Guccio Gucci, Django Reinhardt, Hans Fritzsche, Vladimir Tatlin, Emmerich Kálmán, and Francis Picabia. After him are Ivan Bunin, Raoul Dufy, Erich Mendelsohn, Richard Walther Darré, Lionel Logue, and Hugo Sperrle.

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Among people born in United States, Eugene O'Neill ranks 556 out of 18,182Before him are Margaret Keane (1927), Ernest Lawrence (1901), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), Thorstein Veblen (1857), Joseph Barbera (1911), and Washington Irving (1783). After him are Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Dean Martin (1917), Farrah Fawcett (1947), Theodore William Richards (1868), Doris Day (1922), and Boris Johnson (1964).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Eugene O'Neill ranks 63Before him are Harper Lee (1926), Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811), Sidney Sheldon (1917), T. S. Eliot (1888), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), and Washington Irving (1783). After him are Theodore Dreiser (1871), Thomas Wolfe (1900), Michael Crichton (1942), Anne Rice (1941), Robert Ludlum (1927), and John Irving (1942).