John D. MacDonald

1916 - 1986

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John Dann MacDonald (July 24, 1916 – December 28, 1986) was an American writer of novels and short stories. He is known for his thrillers. MacDonald was a prolific author of crime and suspense novels, many set in his adopted home of Florida. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John D. MacDonald has received more than 576,122 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). John D. MacDonald is the 4,267th most popular writer (up from 4,269th in 2019), the 5,846th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,075th in 2019) and the 479th most popular Writer.

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Among writers, John D. MacDonald ranks 4,267 out of 5,755Before him are Gerard Manley Hopkins, Igor Severyanin, Léon Damas, Mervyn Peake, Otar Chiladze, and Duchess Elisabeth Sophie of Mecklenburg. After him are Dmitry Gulia, Joachim Heinrich Campe, Rosa Montero, Milovan Glišić, Rosa Sensat, and Jan Arnald.

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Among people born in 1916, John D. MacDonald ranks 184Before him are Keenan Wynn, Van Johnson, Irwin Allen, Einar Englund, Mary Stewart, and Jenő Fock. After him are Ralph Nelson, Herbert Friedman, Anton Diffring, David Douglas Duncan, Jacob Talmon, and Wolfgang Hildesheimer. Among people deceased in 1986, John D. MacDonald ranks 164Before him are Marcel Arland, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Keenan Wynn, Herbert Runge, Hal B. Wallis, and Henry Russell. After him are Vilmos Kohut, Hermione Baddeley, Oldřich Lipský, Jacques Plante, Tommy Douglas, and André Tassin.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John D. MacDonald ranks 5,846 out of 18,182Before him are Alex Rodriguez (1975), Tim Blake Nelson (1964), Charles Jewtraw (1900), Shannon Elizabeth (1973), Julian Jaynes (1920), and Amanda Righetti (1983). After him are Vance D. Brand (1931), Joshua Bell (1967), Paul Arizin (1928), Liao Zhongkai (1877), Vincent Pastore (1946), and Lee Pace (1979).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John D. MacDonald ranks 479Before him are John Gray (1951), Fran Lebowitz (1950), E. E. Smith (1890), William Gibson (1914), Tracy Chevalier (1962), and Rod Serling (1924). After him are Anita Loos (1889), William Gaddis (1922), David Douglas Duncan (1916), C. L. Moore (1911), James Lee Burke (1936), and Elizabeth Gilbert (1969).