Herschell Gordon Lewis

1926 - 2016

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Herschell Gordon Lewis (June 15, 1926 – September 26, 2016) was an American filmmaker, best known for creating the "splatter" subgenre of horror films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herschell Gordon Lewis has received more than 346,276 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Herschell Gordon Lewis is the 911th most popular film director (down from 797th in 2019), the 6,024th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,373rd in 2019) and the 239th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Herschell Gordon Lewis ranks 911 out of 1,580Before him are Alexander Rou, Cameron Crowe, Monte Hellman, Joseph Sargent, Mario Van Peebles, and Jacques Rozier. After him are Robert Parrish, Kurt Maetzig, Stanislav Rostotsky, Gerhard Lamprecht, Mimi Leder, and James Gunn.

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Among people born in 1926, Herschell Gordon Lewis ranks 290Before him are Bhupen Hazarika, Moshe Sanbar, Geoffrey Howe, Maneca, Hermann Kant, and Jacques Rozier. After him are Sverre Stenersen, Anahit Tsitsikian, Roberto Goyeneche, Janet Asimov, Rodrigo Carazo Odio, and Bernhard Klodt. Among people deceased in 2016, Herschell Gordon Lewis ranks 293Before him are Anatoli Ilyin, Gotlib, Anne Jackson, Lutz D. Schmadel, Hermann Kant, and Anita Brookner. After him are Martin Lundström, Giorgio Albertazzi, Slobodan Santrač, Eri Klas, Elizabeth Roemer, and José Parra Martínez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Herschell Gordon Lewis ranks 6,024 out of 15,968Before him are Adoniram Judson (1788), Michael Giacchino (1967), Elisabeth Moss (1982), Ben Hogan (1912), Candace Bushnell (1958), and Vanessa Marcil (1968). After him are Chuck Mangione (1940), Ernie Davis (1939), Hubert Sumlin (1931), John Munro Longyear (1850), William P. Gottlieb (1917), and Robert Parrish (1916).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Herschell Gordon Lewis ranks 239Before him are Irwin Winkler (1931), Bennett Miller (1966), Frank Pierson (1925), Cameron Crowe (1957), Monte Hellman (1932), and Joseph Sargent (1925). After him are Robert Parrish (1916), Mimi Leder (1952), James Gunn (1966), Gordon Parks (1912), Busby Berkeley (1895), and Antoine Fuqua (1966).