Howard Fast

1914 - 2003

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Howard Melvin Fast (November 11, 1914 – March 12, 2003) was an American novelist and television writer. Fast also wrote under the pen names E. V. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howard Fast has received more than 366,360 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Howard Fast is the 1,894th most popular writer (up from 2,297th in 2019), the 2,375th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,733rd in 2019) and the 219th most popular American Writer.

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  • 370k

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  • 65.88

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Howard Fast ranks 1,894 out of 5,794Before him are Vera Brittain, Jean Paulhan, Friedrich Rückert, Konstantin Paustovsky, Peter Shaffer, and Clive Barker. After him are Voltairine de Cleyre, Lina Kostenko, Ben Hecht, Mahadevi Varma, René Crevel, and Hadewijch.

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Among people born in 1914, Howard Fast ranks 100Before him are J. Lee Thompson, Nicolas de Staël, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Ferenc Fricsay, Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, and Álvaro del Portillo. After him are Edward Schillebeeckx, Marcos Pérez Jiménez, Nicanor Parra, Richard Basehart, Vladimir Chelomey, and Alberto Lattuada. Among people deceased in 2003, Howard Fast ranks 78Before him are Alan Bates, Fritz Fischer, André Claveau, Rik Van Steenbergen, Martha Scott, and Prince Carl Bernadotte. After him are Guy Thys, Charles Berlitz, Donald O'Connor, Mario Merz, Kinji Fukasaku, and Massimo Girotti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howard Fast ranks 2,375 out of 15,968Before him are Anna Moffo (1932), Carol Gilligan (1936), Emma Stone (1988), Jeffrey C. Hall (1945), Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921), and Lee Hazlewood (1929). After him are Paul Sorvino (1939), Voltairine de Cleyre (1866), Melissa McBride (1965), Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882), Lin Shaye (1943), and Ben Hecht (1893).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Howard Fast ranks 219Before him are Alex Haley (1921), Ross Macdonald (1915), Stephen Crane (1871), Dorothy Parker (1893), Morgan Robertson (1861), and John Kennedy Toole (1937). After him are Voltairine de Cleyre (1866), Ben Hecht (1893), Carl Sandburg (1878), Lady Randolph Churchill (1854), Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1945), and Theodore Sturgeon (1918).