Herman J. Mankiewicz

1897 - 1953

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Herman Jacob Mankiewicz (; November 7, 1897 – March 5, 1953) was an American screenwriter who, with Orson Welles, wrote the screenplay for Citizen Kane (1941). Earlier, he was a Berlin correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily, assistant theater editor at The New York Times, and the first regular drama critic at The New Yorker. Alexander Woollcott said that Herman Mankiewicz was the "funniest man in New York". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herman J. Mankiewicz has received more than 1,650,919 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Herman J. Mankiewicz is the 4,000th most popular writer (down from 3,921st in 2019), the 5,506th most popular biography from United States and the 471st most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Herman J. Mankiewicz ranks 4,000 out of 5,794Before him are Margaret Weis, Georges Eekhoud, Adam Asnyk, Paula Fox, Polydore Vergil, and Robertson Davies. After him are Abbas Sahhat, Dun Karm Psaila, Eduardo Pondal, Pencho Slaveykov, John O'Hara, and Gregório de Matos.

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Among people born in 1897, Herman J. Mankiewicz ranks 186Before him are George Murdock, Pixinguinha, Neil Ritchie, Dorothy Day, Nikolai Gikalo, and Alexander Lernet-Holenia. After him are Miguel Fleta, Blind Willie Johnson, Géza von Bolváry, Betty Compson, Higinio Morínigo, and Douglas Hartree. Among people deceased in 1953, Herman J. Mankiewicz ranks 111Before him are Lewis Fry Richardson, Charles William Miller, Milovan Jakšić, Hrachia Acharian, Maude Adams, and James J. Jeffries. After him are Dooley Wilson, Konstanty Ildefons Gałczyński, Issay Dobrowen, Jim Lightbody, Jonathan M. Wainwright, and Eduard Künneke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Herman J. Mankiewicz ranks 5,506 out of 15,968Before him are James Harden (1989), Clint Walker (1927), Joe Sample (1939), John Wooden (1910), Shailene Woodley (1991), and William Merritt Chase (1849). After him are Al Jardine (1942), Bob Crane (1928), Harriet Lane (1830), Robert Zoellick (1953), David Ellefson (1964), and John O'Hara (1905).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Herman J. Mankiewicz ranks 471Before him are William Dean Howells (1837), David Mamet (1947), Betty Mahmoody (1945), Tracy Chevalier (1962), Margaret Weis (1948), and Paula Fox (1923). After him are John O'Hara (1905), Elizabeth Hawley (1923), Sue Grafton (1940), Jacqueline Susann (1918), Rod Serling (1924), and James Agee (1909).