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Joseph D. Pistone

1939 - Today

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Joseph Dominick Pistone (born September 17, 1939), is an American former FBI agent who worked undercover as Donnie Brasco, between September 1976 and July 1981, as part of an infiltration primarily into the Bonanno crime family, and to a lesser extent the Colombo crime family, two of the Five Families of the Mafia in New York City. Pistone was an FBI agent for 17 years, from 1969 until he resigned in 1986. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph D. Pistone has received more than 2,871,942 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Joseph D. Pistone is the 2,712th most popular writer, the 3,476th most popular biography from United States and the 311th most popular American Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Joseph D. Pistone ranks 2,712 out of 5,794Before him are Yu Kil-chun, Hubert Selby Jr., Mahmoud Shabestari, Zuhayr bin Abi Sulma, Remigius of Auxerre, and José Martínez Ruiz. After him are Thor Vilhjálmsson, Charles-Louis Philippe, Charles-Louis Havas, Ōtomo no Yakamochi, Caspar Barlaeus, and Adam Zagajewski.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1939, Joseph D. Pistone ranks 197Before him are Ron Rifkin, Leka, Crown Prince of Albania, Paul Winfield, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Panajot Pano, and Brenda Vaccaro. After him are Jacques Vallée, Dean Corll, Ali Mahdi Muhammad, Vladimir Menshov, Néstor Combin, and Nông Đức Mạnh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph D. Pistone ranks 3,476 out of 15,968Before him are Burrill Bernard Crohn (1884), John Lasseter (1957), Hubert Selby Jr. (1928), Justin Theroux (1971), James Rothman (1950), and Al Green (1946). After him are Earl Warren (1891), Keith Carradine (1949), William Baumol (1922), Gregg L. Semenza (1956), Leo Frank (1884), and Katherine Helmond (1929).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Joseph D. Pistone ranks 311Before him are Neil Simon (1927), Lois McMaster Bujold (1949), Annie Proulx (1935), Lois Lowry (1937), Gregory Corso (1930), and Hubert Selby Jr. (1928). After him are William L. Shirer (1904), Robert M. Pirsig (1928), L. Sprague de Camp (1907), Richard Yates (1926), Elbert Hubbard (1856), and V. C. Andrews (1923).