Leigh Brackett

1915 - 1978

Leigh Brackett

Leigh Douglass Brackett (December 7, 1915 – March 18, 1978) was an American writer, particularly of science fiction, and has been referred to as the Queen of Space Opera. She was also a screenwriter, known for her work on such films as 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leigh Brackett has received more than 405,600 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 3,576th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Leigh Brackett ranks 3,570 out of 4,883Before her are Konstantin Aksakov, Ludovic Halévy, Robert Ettinger, Robert Greene, Vera Komissarzhevskaya, and Andrey Kurkov. After her are Ioan Slavici, Juan José Arreola, Bernard Pivot, Tomás de Iriarte y Oropesa, Robert Hugh Benson, and Vladislav Khodasevich.

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Among people born in 1915, Leigh Brackett ranks 141Before her are Harry Morgan, M. F. Husain, Teoctist Arăpașu, Patrick Leigh Fermor, Aldo Boffi, and Lars Ahlin. After her are Alan Lomax, Ken Aston, Ray Evans, Mario Echandi Jiménez, Raquel Rastenni, and Sargent Shriver. Among people deceased in 1978, Leigh Brackett ranks 137Before her are Jerzy Kuryłowicz, Robert Menzies, Léon Damas, Gene Tunney, Josef Frings, and Peggy Wood. After her are Ali Soilih, Carlos Riolfo, Theo Lingen, Jack Oakie, Eric Frank Russell, and Dragoslav Mihajlović.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leigh Brackett ranks 4,621 out of 12,171Before her are Denver Pyle (1920), Stella Stevens (1936), Jay Cutler (1973), David Sanborn (1945), Michael Peña (1976), and Christine Jorgensen (1926). After her are Seasick Steve (1951), Cameron Boyce (1999), Michael B. Jordan (1987), Melanie (1947), Carmine Appice (1946), and Adam Riess (1969).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Leigh Brackett ranks 403Before her are John Green (1977), Gordon Willis (1931), Dennis Lehane (1965), Katherine Anne Porter (1890), William Gaddis (1922), and James Agee (1909). After her are Peter Straub (1943), Robert G. Ingersoll (1833), James Redfield (1950), Kim Stanley Robinson (1952), Helen Thomas (1920), and Bret Easton Ellis (1964).