Mario Puzo

1920 - 1999

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Mario Francis Puzo (; Italian: [ˈmaːrjo ˈputtso, -ddzo]; October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author, screenwriter, and journalist of Italian descent. He is known for his crime novels about the Italian-American Mafia and Sicilian Mafia, most notably The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a film trilogy directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and for Part II in 1974. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mario Puzo has received more than 2,302,355 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Mario Puzo is the 266th most popular writer (up from 287th in 2019), the 237th most popular biography from United States (up from 245th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Writer.

Mario Puzo is most famous for his novel The Godfather, which was made into a movie by Francis Ford Coppola.

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Among writers, Mario Puzo ranks 266 out of 5,794Before him are Tomas Tranströmer, Ali-Shir Nava'i, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Jaroslav Hašek, Taras Shevchenko, and Marcus Terentius Varro. After him are Antonin Artaud, Shota Rustaveli, Amos Oz, Fuzûlî, Carlos Castaneda, and Friedrich Hölderlin.

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Among people born in 1920, Mario Puzo ranks 10Before him are Yul Brynner, Charles Bukowski, Ray Bradbury, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Toshiro Mifune, and Rosalind Franklin. After him are Farouk of Egypt, Paul Celan, Charlie Parker, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Montgomery Clift, and Éric Rohmer. Among people deceased in 1999, Mario Puzo ranks 4Before him are Stanley Kubrick, Franjo Tuđman, and Hussein of Jordan. After him are Scatman John, Hassan II of Morocco, Wilt Chamberlain, Pete Conrad, Joaquín Rodrigo, Yehudi Menuhin, Wassily Leontief, and Gertrude B. Elion.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mario Puzo ranks 237 out of 15,968Before him are Henry Miller (1891), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Andrew Jackson (1767), Robert K. Merton (1910), Robert Fulton (1765), and William James Sidis (1898). After him are Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Gene Hackman (1930), Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), Harvey Keitel (1939), and Ava Gardner (1922).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Mario Puzo ranks 25Before him are Dr. Seuss (1904), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Walt Whitman (1819), Emily Dickinson (1830), Philip K. Dick (1928), and Henry Miller (1891). After him are O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Truman Capote (1924), and Margaret Mitchell (1900).