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 632,696 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Larry Cohen is the 821st most popular film director (down from 316th in 2019), the 5,326th most popular biography from United States and the 213th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Larry Cohen ranks 821 out of 1,580Before him are Ennio de Concini, Ferzan Özpetek, August Blom, Antonio Pietrangeli, Todd Haynes, and Eugeniusz Bodo. After him are Julio Medem, Abraham Polonsky, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Oldřich Lipský, Charles Crichton, and András Kovács.

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Among people born in 1936, Larry Cohen ranks 287Before him are Gary Hart, Robert May, Baron May of Oxford, Conchita Bautista, Betty Curtis, Natalya Gorbanevskaya, and Clive Swift. After him are James Jamerson, Susan Kohner, Floyd Westerman, Alfredo Zitarrosa, Mike Spence, and David Suzuki. Among people deceased in 2019, Larry Cohen ranks 263Before him are Charles Gérard, Thomas Remengesau Sr., Klara Guseva, Mark Zakharov, Mirjam Pressler, and Clive Swift. After him are Sigvard Ericsson, Mohamed Mahmoud Ould Louly, Arif Malikov, Bernard Lietaer, Agustina Bessa-Luís, and Judith Krantz.

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Among people born in United States, Larry Cohen ranks 5,326 out of 15,968Before him are Buckethead (1969), Malcom McLean (1913), Jack Colvin (1934), Xzibit (1974), Peggy Whitson (1960), and Kendall Jenner (1995). After him are Joe Manganiello (1976), Tom Hamilton (1951), James Kottak (1962), Henry Carr (1941), George Ritzer (1940), and Richard Petty (1937).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Larry Cohen ranks 213Before him are Barry Sonnenfeld (1953), Dennis Dugan (1946), Caleb Deschanel (1944), Peter Farrelly (1956), Rob Marshall (1960), and Todd Haynes (1961). After him are Abraham Polonsky (1910), Ralph Nelson (1916), David Chase (1945), Randall Wallace (1949), Alexander Mackendrick (1912), and Stephen Gyllenhaal (1949).