Irwin Shaw

1913 - 1984

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Irwin Shaw (February 27, 1913 – May 16, 1984) was an American playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and short-story author whose written works have sold more than 14 million copies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irwin Shaw has received more than 305,993 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Irwin Shaw is the 946th most popular writer (down from 896th in 2019), the 1,040th most popular biography from United States (down from 970th in 2019) and the 106th most popular American Writer.

Irwin Shaw was a prolific American playwright, author, and screenwriter. He is best known for his novels The Young Lions and Rich Man, Poor Man.

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  • 31

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  • 7.69

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  • 2.41

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Among writers, Irwin Shaw ranks 946 out of 5,794Before him are Benito Pérez Galdós, Jamal Khashoggi, Marie d'Agoult, Aziz Nesin, Vicente Aleixandre, and Eleanor Marx. After him are Valerius Maximus, Kurt Eisner, Guido Cavalcanti, Bernard Cornwell, Christoph Martin Wieland, and Harry Mulisch.

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Among people born in 1913, Irwin Shaw ranks 46Before him are Wolfgang Paul, Mehmet Shehu, Muddy Waters, Masanobu Fukuoka, Charles Trenet, and Aimé Césaire. After him are Peter Cushing, Vinicius de Moraes, Mary Ainsworth, Gert Fröbe, Paul Grice, and Witold Lutosławski. Among people deceased in 1984, Irwin Shaw ranks 32Before him are Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Martin Ryle, Ahmed Sékou Touré, Dmitry Ustinov, Karl Rahner, and Vicente Aleixandre. After him are Yılmaz Güney, Jiro Miyake, Henri Michaux, Count Basie, James Mason, and Ansel Adams.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Irwin Shaw ranks 1,040 out of 15,968Before him are Pete Seeger (1919), Otis Redding (1941), Elliott Gould (1938), Buck Henry (1930), Daniel Bell (1919), and Anjelica Huston (1951). After him are Richard Barthelmess (1895), Larry Ellison (1944), Roger Zelazny (1937), Hiram Bingham III (1875), George Beadle (1903), and A. L. Kroeber (1876).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Irwin Shaw ranks 106Before him are Virginia Satir (1916), Richard Matheson (1926), Walter Lippmann (1889), Jean Webster (1876), H. L. Mencken (1880), and Irving Stone (1903). After him are Roger Zelazny (1937), Clifford D. Simak (1904), Jean M. Auel (1936), Hunter S. Thompson (1937), Clive Cussler (1931), and William Gibson (1948).