Larry Cohen

1936 - 2019

Larry Cohen

Lawrence George Cohen (July 15, 1936 – March 23, 2019) was an American screenwriter, producer, and director of film and television, best known as an author of horror and science fiction films — often containing police procedural and satirical elements — during the 1970s and 1980s, such as It's Alive (1974), God Told Me To (1976), It Lives Again (1978), The Stuff (1985) and A Return to Salem's Lot (1987). After that, he concentrated mainly on screenwriting, including Phone Booth (2002), Cellular (2004) and Captivity (2007). Early in his career, he was a prolific television writer, creating series such as Branded, Blue Light, Coronet Blue, and The Invaders. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Cohen has received more than 444,421 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 314th most popular film director.

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  • 440k

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  • 54.86

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


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Among film directors, Larry Cohen ranks 315 out of 1,305Before him are Ub Iwerks, Marco Bellocchio, Guy Hamilton, Walter Lantz, Jack L. Warner, and Karel Reisz. After him are Bigas Luna, Ray Harryhausen, Tsui Hark, Alberto Lattuada, Irvin Kershner, and Chris Columbus.

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Among people born in 1936, Larry Cohen ranks 118Before him are Wolf Biermann, Al Oerter, Eric Walter Elst, Dan Inosanto, Ghassan Kanafani, and Hiroshi Saeki. After him are Claude Brasseur, Horst Mahler, Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Masashi Watanabe, Andrew Grove, and Isacio Calleja. Among people deceased in 2019, Larry Cohen ranks 107Before him are Jan Olszewski, Vladimir Etush, Bayram Şit, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly, Sylvia Miles, and Dimitar Dobrev. After him are Dr. John, Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Charlie Whiting, Johnny Clegg, Claude Goretta, and Chelo Alonso.

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