Harold Prince

1928 - 2019

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Harold Smith Prince (born Harold Smith; January 30, 1928 – July 31, 2019), commonly known as Hal Prince, was an American theatrical director and producer known for his work in musical theater. One of the foremost figures in 20th century American theater, Prince became associated throughout his career with many of the most noteworthy musicals in Broadway history, including West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd, and Phantom of the Opera, the longest running show in Broadway history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harold Prince has received more than 573,228 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Harold Prince is the 1,279th most popular film director (down from 1,078th in 2019), the 9,656th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,883rd in 2019) and the 376th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Harold Prince ranks 1,279 out of 1,580Before him are Darren Star, Mike Judge, Matthew Barney, Lisa Cholodenko, McG, and Tom Six. After him are Tom McGrath, Benoît Lamy, Albert Pyun, Niki Caro, Noémie Lvovsky, and Raja Gosnell.

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Among people born in 1928, Harold Prince ranks 422Before him are Jimmy Dean, Cy Young, Joseph Kruskal, Bruce Ames, Martin Davis, and Fred Ebb. After him are Hap Sharp, Jerry Bock, Andrew Sarris, Cynthia Ozick, Keely Smith, and Donald Henderson. Among people deceased in 2019, Harold Prince ranks 430Before him are Walter Munk, Alexander Volkov, Joseph Pilato, Mary L. Good, Blanca Fernández Ochoa, and Shivakumara Swami. After him are Gert Frank, Jeon Mi-seon, Abdul Hamid, Norma Croker, Fernando Ricksen, and Morgan Woodward.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harold Prince ranks 9,656 out of 15,968Before him are Karl Gordon Henize (1926), George Baird (1907), Buck Angel (1962), Janeane Garofalo (1964), Lucas Grabeel (1984), and Eddie Harris (1934). After him are Tom McGrath (1964), Bam Margera (1979), Sidney Darlington (1906), Nick Stahl (1979), Steve Albini (1962), and Robert Merrill (1917).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Harold Prince ranks 376Before him are Lynn Shelton (1965), Lee Daniels (1959), Darren Star (1961), Matthew Barney (1967), Lisa Cholodenko (1964), and McG (1968). After him are Tom McGrath (1964), Albert Pyun (1953), Raja Gosnell (1958), Mark Romanek (1959), Tom Mankiewicz (1942), and Todd Solondz (1959).