George S. Kaufman

1889 - 1961

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George Simon Kaufman (November 16, 1889 – June 2, 1961) was an American playwright, theater director and producer, humorist, and drama critic. In addition to comedies and political satire, he wrote several musicals for the Marx Brothers and others. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the musical Of Thee I Sing (with Morrie Ryskind and Ira Gershwin) in 1932, and won again in 1937 for the play You Can't Take It with You (with Moss Hart). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George S. Kaufman has received more than 491,261 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. George S. Kaufman is the 5,901st most popular writer, the 11,422nd most popular biography from United States and the 861st most popular Writer.

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Among writers, George S. Kaufman ranks 5,901 out of 5,755Before him are Forrest J Ackerman, Tom Egeland, William H. Gass, Kim Thúy, Phyllis A. Whitney, and Wilma Mankiller. After him are Nathaniel Parker Willis, Juan Gabriel Vásquez, Ruth Graham, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Monika Fagerholm, and August Wilson.

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Among people born in 1889, George S. Kaufman ranks 257Before him are Frederico Paredes, Walter Catlett, Fanny Durack, James Stephenson, Moroni Olsen, and George Walsh. After him are Elsie Janis, Dorothy Phillips, James Wordie, Vera C. Bushfield, and Ernest Truex. Among people deceased in 1961, George S. Kaufman ranks 177Before him are Adela Pankhurst, Gustaf Rosenquist, Kazimierz Laskowski, George Simpson, George Formby, and Maribel Vinson. After him are Gwen Lee, Tony Bettenhausen, George Irving, Leo Carrillo, and Sam Rayburn.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George S. Kaufman ranks 11,422 out of 18,182Before him are Tory Belleci (1970), Elden Henson (1977), Richard Bassett (1745), Ralph Ince (1887), Wilma Mankiller (1945), and Tony Orlando (1944). After him are Kelly Stables (1978), Jake Lloyd (1989), Robert J. Bentley (1943), Sean Faris (1982), Lauren Tom (1961), and Charles Adkins (1932).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, George S. Kaufman ranks 861Before him are Dorothy Allison (1949), Stephen Chbosky (1970), James Gleick (1954), Forrest J Ackerman (1916), William H. Gass (1924), and Wilma Mankiller (1945). After him are Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806), Jonathan Rosenbaum (1943), August Wilson (1945), Frances Harper (1825), Marc Connelly (1890), and Studs Terkel (1912).