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Gene Deitch

1924 - 2020

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Eugene Merril Deitch (August 8, 1924 – April 16, 2020) was an American illustrator, animator, comics artist, and film director who was based in Prague from the 1960s until his death in 2020. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Deitch has received more than 1,173,386 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Gene Deitch is the 373rd most popular film director (down from 145th in 2019), the 2,422nd most popular biography from United States (down from 982nd in 2019) and the 107th most popular American Film Director.

Gene Deitch is most famous for his work on the animated series The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, which he created with Jay Ward.

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Among film directors, Gene Deitch ranks 373 out of 1,581Before him are Norman Jewison, Lo Wei, Adolph Zukor, Irvin Kershner, Alexander Korda, and Luigi Comencini. After him are Bo Widerberg, Michael Apted, Georgiy Daneliya, Veit Harlan, Adrian Lyne, and Sofia Coppola.

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Among people born in 1924, Gene Deitch ranks 119Before him are Walter Gotell, Rik Van Steenbergen, Marina Berti, Richard Bull, Paisios of Mount Athos, and Dawda Jawara. After him are Daniel Inouye, Jean Girault, Khamtai Siphandon, Rikidōzan, E. P. Thompson, and Aman Andom. Among people deceased in 2020, Gene Deitch ranks 125Before him are Bill Gates Sr., Jean Kennedy Smith, Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, Daniel arap Moi, Shin Kyuk-ho, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. After him are Mory Kanté, Dana Zátopková, Otto Barić, Ben Cross, Pascal Lissouba, and Peter Sutcliffe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Deitch ranks 2,422 out of 18,182Before him are Irvin Kershner (1923), Alex Haley (1921), Berenice Abbott (1898), Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890), John Glover (1944), and Herbert Blumer (1900). After him are Daniel Inouye (1924), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), Edwin Hall (1855), Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), Vesto Slipher (1875), and William H. Seward (1801).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Gene Deitch ranks 107Before him are Gerard Damiano (1928), James L. Brooks (1940), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), Ray Harryhausen (1920), Merian C. Cooper (1893), and Irvin Kershner (1923). After him are Sofia Coppola (1971), Robert Benton (1932), John McTiernan (1951), Sam Wood (1883), Joe Dante (1946), and Donald P. Bellisario (1935).