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Judith Krantz

1928 - 2019

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Judith Krantz (née Tarcher; January 9, 1928 – June 22, 2019) was a magazine writer and fashion editor who turned to fiction as she approached the age of 50. Her first novel Scruples (1978) quickly became a New York Times best-seller and went on to be a worldwide publishing success, translated into 50 languages. Scruples, which describes the glamorous and affluent world of high fashion in Beverly Hills, California, helped define a new supercharged sub-genre of the romance novel - the bonkbuster or "sex-and-shopping" novel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Judith Krantz has received more than 310,350 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Judith Krantz is the 4,631st most popular writer (down from 3,958th in 2019), the 6,613th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,421st in 2019) and the 535th most popular American Writer.

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  • 310k

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  • 46.55

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  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.42

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.31

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Judith Krantz ranks 4,631 out of 5,755Before her are Elizabeth Goudge, Eduard Bagritsky, Frank Norris, Hermann Kant, Giovanni Berchet, and Rosa Liksom. After her are Felisberto Hernández, Albert Londres, Julie Garwood, Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani, Patrick Rothfuss, and Cyril M. Kornbluth.

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Among people born in 1928, Judith Krantz ranks 368Before her are Kenny Drew, Paul Dooley, Irena Veisaitė, Clifford Edmund Bosworth, Vladimir Toporov, and Léon Glovacki. After her are Ruth Brown, Pete Rademacher, Veijo Meri, Johnny Griffin, Nunzio Gallo, and Ján Zachara. Among people deceased in 2019, Judith Krantz ranks 312Before her are Verna Bloom, Cameron Boyce, Pedro Morales, Ron Leibman, Bernard Binlin Dadié, and Larry Cohen. After her are Gjermund Eggen, Dinko Dermendzhiev, Michael D. Coe, Ellen Schwiers, Fred Bongusto, and Bernard Lietaer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Judith Krantz ranks 6,613 out of 18,182Before her are Loretta Devine (1949), Frank Norris (1870), Larry Cohen (1936), Norbert Schemansky (1924), Yokozuna (1966), and Tom Byron (1961). After her are Nicholas Metropolis (1915), Russell Westbrook (1988), Timothy Pickering (1745), Joe E. Brown (1891), Steve Wynn (1942), and Julie Garwood (1946).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Judith Krantz ranks 535Before her are Chester Himes (1909), John O'Hara (1905), James E. Gunn (1923), Jaroslav Pelikan (1923), Eudora Welty (1909), and Frank Norris (1870). After her are Julie Garwood (1946), Patrick Rothfuss (1973), Cyril M. Kornbluth (1923), Josephine Diebitsch Peary (1863), William Dean Howells (1837), and Zig Ziglar (1926).