Lillian Hellman

1905 - 1984

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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 945,195 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Lillian Hellman is the 2,904th most popular writer (up from 2,914th in 2019), the 3,734th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,587th in 2019) and the 338th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Lillian Hellman ranks 2,904 out of 5,794Before her are William Hope Hodgson, Dritëro Agolli, Xanthus, Paula von Preradović, Harold Robbins, and Delmira Agustini. After her are René Barjavel, Kristjan Jaak Peterson, Miguel Torga, Michael Bond, Wang Bo, and Charles Kingsley.

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Among people born in 1905, Lillian Hellman ranks 151Before her are Zdeněk Burian, Ivan Eklind, André Cluytens, Mantovani, Erich Neumann, and Robert Penn Warren. After her are Alexandre Villaplane, Dmitri Shepilov, Georges Schehadé, István Avar, Zoilo Saldombide, and Paul Grimault. Among people deceased in 1984, Lillian Hellman ranks 104Before her are Louis Réard, Sergei Salnikov, Arvīds Jansons, Walter Pidgeon, Panteleimon Ponomarenko, and Uwe Johnson. After her are Giuseppe Colombo, Jorge Guillén, Manuel Fleitas Solich, Manès Sperber, Paul Ben-Haim, and Christa Schroeder.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lillian Hellman ranks 3,734 out of 15,968Before her are Stewart Copeland (1952), Holland Smith (1882), Anne Francis (1930), Laurens Hammond (1895), Oscar Hammerstein II (1895), and Harold Robbins (1916). After her are Edmond O'Brien (1915), John Doman (1945), Richie Havens (1941), Jeff Hanneman (1964), Franz Kline (1910), and Taylor Lautner (1992).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Lillian Hellman ranks 338Before her are Fanny Crosby (1820), Katherine Jackson (1930), Gary Snyder (1930), Robert Penn Warren (1905), Helen Thomas (1920), and Harold Robbins (1916). After her are Mike Resnick (1942), H.D. (1886), Lilian Jackson Braun (1913), Charles Brockden Brown (1771), Hal Clement (1922), and Wallace Stevens (1879).