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Larry Cohen

1936 - 2019

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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). He originally emerged as the writer of blaxploitation films such as Bone (1972), Black Caesar, and Hell Up in Harlem (both 1973). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Larry Cohen has received more than 797,170 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Larry Cohen is the 985th most popular film director (down from 821st in 2019), the 6,609th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,323rd in 2019) and the 255th most popular American Film Director.

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  • 20

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  • 3.45

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Among film directors, Larry Cohen ranks 985 out of 1,581Before him are Gabriele Salvatores, Gianfranco Parolini, David Twohy, Štefan Uher, Luis Llosa, and Sergey Urusevsky. After him are Kjell Grede, Vladimir Bortko, Frank Beyer, Jonas Åkerlund, Joe Wright, and Lee Tamahori.

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Among people born in 1936, Larry Cohen ranks 357Before him are Henck Arron, László Szabó, Eddie Colman, Iya Savvina, Néstor Gonçalves, and Edward Gibson. After him are Kjell Grede, Théodore-Adrien Sarr, Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz, Trevor Taylor, Marin Sorescu, and Jack Lousma. Among people deceased in 2019, Larry Cohen ranks 311Before him are Owen Garriott, Verna Bloom, Cameron Boyce, Pedro Morales, Ron Leibman, and Bernard Binlin Dadié. After him are Judith Krantz, Gjermund Eggen, Dinko Dermendzhiev, Michael D. Coe, Ellen Schwiers, and Fred Bongusto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Larry Cohen ranks 6,609 out of 18,182Before him are Mark Cuban (1958), Will Keith Kellogg (1860), Philip Ahn (1905), Barry Van Dyke (1951), Loretta Devine (1949), and Frank Norris (1870). After him are Norbert Schemansky (1924), Yokozuna (1966), Tom Byron (1961), Judith Krantz (1928), Nicholas Metropolis (1915), and Russell Westbrook (1988).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Larry Cohen ranks 255Before him are Andrew Stanton (1965), Iwao Takamoto (1925), Spike Jonze (1969), Walter Lang (1896), Harold Becker (1928), and David Twohy (1955). After him are Busby Berkeley (1895), Byron Haskin (1899), Bennett Miller (1966), Zalman King (1941), Tay Garnett (1894), and Tom McCarthy (1966).