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Ira Levin

1929 - 2007

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Ira Marvin Levin (August 27, 1929 – November 12, 2007) was a Jewish-American novelist, playwright, and songwriter. His works include the novels A Kiss Before Dying (1953), Rosemary's Baby (1967), The Stepford Wives (1972), This Perfect Day (1970), and The Boys from Brazil (1976), as well as the play Deathtrap (1978). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ira Levin has received more than 768,274 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ira Levin is the 1,430th most popular writer (down from 1,377th in 2019), the 1,809th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,642nd in 2019) and the 172nd most popular American Writer.

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  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.46

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  • 3.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Ira Levin ranks 1,430 out of 5,755Before him are Mukhtar Auezov, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Robert Browning, Siegfried Lenz, Joseph Needham, and August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben. After him are Ibrahim ibn Yaqub, Blaise de Vigenère, Léo Taxil, James Murray, Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, and Paul Rée.

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Among people born in 1929, Ira Levin ranks 111Before him are Eva Schloss, Chespirito, Isabel Sarli, David Kelly, Lorenzo Buffon, and Robert Faurisson. After him are Fred Phelps, Heiner Müller, José Santamaría, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Vic Morrow, and André Previn. Among people deceased in 2007, Ira Levin ranks 65Before him are Mary Douglas, Jean-Pierre Vernant, André Gorz, Lady Bird Johnson, Jean-Marie Lustiger, and Ashraf Marwan. After him are Michel Serrault, Maurice Papon, Alan MacDiarmid, Yvonne De Carlo, Rudolf Arnheim, and Kiichi Miyazawa.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ira Levin ranks 1,809 out of 18,182Before him are Robert C. Merton (1944), Mitt Romney (1947), Ralph Macchio (1961), Saul Kripke (1940), Arthur Danto (1924), and Robert Moog (1934). After him are Stephen Sondheim (1930), Isaac Hayes (1942), Don Rosa (1951), Martin Rodbell (1925), Lucy Liu (1968), and Fred Phelps (1929).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Ira Levin ranks 172Before him are Norman Mailer (1923), Diana Gabaldon (1952), James Patterson (1947), Thornton Wilder (1897), Martin Gardner (1914), and Ida Tarbell (1857). After him are Dorothy Parker (1893), Tom Wolfe (1930), Rick Riordan (1964), Philip José Farmer (1918), Jack Vance (1916), and William Carlos Williams (1883).