Lillian Hellman

1905 - 1984

Lillian Hellman

Lillian Florence Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American playwright, author and screenwriter known for her success on Broadway, as well as her communist sympathies and political activism. She was blacklisted after her appearance before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) at the height of the anti-communist campaigns of 1947–1952. Although she continued to work on Broadway in the 1950s, her blacklisting by the American film industry caused a drop in her income. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lillian Hellman has received more than 815,336 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 2,923rd most popular writer.

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  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.92

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  • 3.59

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Among writers, Lillian Hellman ranks 2,919 out of 4,883Before her are Elin Pelin, Christoph Friedrich Nicolai, Antoine Furetière, Daniel Guérin, Ugo Betti, and Johan Bojer. After her are Onomacritus, Mahasweta Devi, Kjell Askildsen, Abdullah Abdul Kadir, Hella Haasse, and Johan Ludvig Heiberg.

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Among people born in 1905, Lillian Hellman ranks 147Before her are Ferenc Farkas, Clarence Zener, Araken Patusca, Paul Grimault, Tore Keller, and Robert Penn Warren. After her are Manuel Ferreira, Seni Pramoj, Leo Genn, John Kuck, Lilí Álvarez, and Markos Vamvakaris. Among people deceased in 1984, Lillian Hellman ranks 102Before her are Knut Nordahl, Manuel Fleitas Solich, J. B. Priestley, Louis Réard, Peter Walker, and Hovhannes Shiraz. After her are Arkhip Lyulka, Rambai Barni, Jackie Wilson, Claude Chevalley, Panteleimon Ponomarenko, and Alexander Moyzes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lillian Hellman ranks 3,590 out of 12,171Before her are Emmett Till (1941), John Mayer (1977), Justin Chambers (1970), Robert H. Dicke (1916), Ryan Phillippe (1974), and Charles Dvorak (1878). After her are Pernell Roberts (1928), Patrick Wayne (1939), Wallace Beery (1885), Estelle Parsons (1927), Julian Beck (1925), and David Harbour (null).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Lillian Hellman ranks 323Before her are Elbert Hubbard (1856), Paul Gallico (1897), Alice B. Toklas (1877), Booker T. Washington (1856), Seymour Hersh (1937), and Robert Penn Warren (1905). After her are Fanny Crosby (1820), Joss Whedon (1964), Hubert Selby Jr. (1928), Hal Clement (1922), Jonathan Franzen (1959), and V. C. Andrews (1923).