Leigh Brackett

1915 - 1978

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Leigh Douglass Brackett (December 7, 1915 – March 18, 1978) was an American science fiction writer called "the Queen of Space Opera." She was also a screenwriter known for The Big Sleep (1946), Rio Bravo (1959), and The Long Goodbye (1973). She also worked on an early draft of The Empire Strikes Back (1980), elements of which remained in the film; she died before the film went into production. She was the first woman shortlisted for the Hugo Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leigh Brackett has received more than 530,315 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Leigh Brackett is the 3,862nd most popular writer (down from 3,565th in 2019), the 5,240th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,619th in 2019) and the 449th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Leigh Brackett ranks 3,862 out of 5,794Before her are Georges Courteline, Thaddeus Bulgarin, Henry Bataille, Larry Collins, Simo Matavulj, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. After her are E. B. White, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Arthur Ransome, Juhan Liiv, Oskar Luts, and Palaephatus.

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Among people born in 1915, Leigh Brackett ranks 152Before her are M. F. Husain, Alan Lomax, Aldo Boffi, Robert Motherwell, O. W. Fischer, and Ferenc Sas. After her are Saifuddin Azizi, Lester del Rey, John C. Lilly, Teoctist Arăpașu, Hellmuth Marx, and Memphis Slim. Among people deceased in 1978, Leigh Brackett ranks 153Before her are Rudolf Svensson, Willy Hansen, O. E. Hasse, Léon Damas, Giuseppe Impastato, and Ali Soilih. After her are Kathleen Kenyon, Alexander Belov, Theo Lingen, Jack Oakie, Jorge Cafrune, and Ethelda Bleibtrey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leigh Brackett ranks 5,240 out of 15,968Before her are Dennis Franz (1944), Michael Stuhlbarg (1968), Chris Jericho (1970), Ben Adams (1890), Ray Romano (1957), and Grant Imahara (1970). After her are E. B. White (1899), Johnny Mathis (1935), Lesley Ann Warren (1946), Jason Becker (1969), Mary Kenneth Keller (1913), and Steve Harvey (1957).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Leigh Brackett ranks 449Before her are Bret Easton Ellis (1964), Russell Kirk (1918), Stanley G. Weinbaum (1902), Sandra Brown (1948), Mary McCarthy (1912), and Larry Collins (1929). After her are E. B. White (1899), Lloyd Alexander (1924), Nathanael West (1903), C. J. Cherryh (1942), Elizabeth Strout (1956), and Chester Himes (1909).