Gene Roddenberry

1921 - 1991

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Eugene Wesley Roddenberry Sr. (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American television screenwriter and producer who created the science fiction franchise Star Trek. Born in El Paso, Texas, Roddenberry grew up in Los Angeles, where his father was a police officer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gene Roddenberry has received more than 5,947,385 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Gene Roddenberry is the 13th most popular producer (up from 14th in 2019), the 1,720th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,743rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Producer.

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Among producers, Gene Roddenberry ranks 13 out of 140Before him are Jerry Bruckheimer, Phil Spector, Simon Cowell, David O. Selznick, Aaron Spelling, and Toshio Suzuki. After him are Louis B. Mayer, Irving Thalberg, Joel Silver, Branko Lustig, Albert R. Broccoli, and William Fox.

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Among people born in 1921, Gene Roddenberry ranks 86Before him are Murray Bookchin, Peter Benenson, Countess Georgina von Wilczek, Angelica Rozeanu, Ágnes Keleti, and Leonardo Sciascia. After him are Moacir Barbosa Nascimento, Seretse Khama, Dirk Bogarde, Iris Apfel, Donna Reed, and Shin Kyuk-ho. Among people deceased in 1991, Gene Roddenberry ranks 54Before him are Richard Stone, Tony Richardson, Robert Maxwell, Alfonso García Robles, Princess Ileana of Romania, and Ralph Bellamy. After him are Christian de Castries, George Stigler, Aladár Gerevich, Eric Carr, W. Arthur Lewis, and Brad Davis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gene Roddenberry ranks 1,720 out of 20,380Before him are Barnett Newman (1905), Patricia Neal (1926), John Frankenheimer (1930), Fran Drescher (1957), Robert Bloch (1917), and Joseph Losey (1909). After him are Fred Ward (1942), Larry Page (1973), John Forsythe (1918), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Husband E. Kimmel (1882), and Chief Seattle (1786).

Among PRODUCERS In United States

Among producers born in United States, Gene Roddenberry ranks 8Before him are Harvey Weinstein (1952), Rick Rubin (1963), Jerry Bruckheimer (1943), Phil Spector (1939), David O. Selznick (1902), and Aaron Spelling (1923). After him are Irving Thalberg (1899), Joel Silver (1952), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), Darryl F. Zanuck (1902), Don Simpson (1943), and Kathleen Kennedy (1953).