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Mary Higgins Clark

1927 - 2020

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Mary Higgins Clark (born Mary Theresa Eleanor Higgins; December 24, 1927 – January 31, 2020) was an American author of suspense novels. Each of her 51 books was a bestseller in the United States and various European countries, and all of her novels remained in print as of 2015, with her debut suspense novel, Where Are the Children?, in its seventy-fifth printing. Higgins Clark began writing at an early age. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mary Higgins Clark has received more than 1,354,385 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Mary Higgins Clark is the 737th most popular writer (down from 488th in 2019), the 850th most popular biography from United States (down from 498th in 2019) and the 86th most popular American Writer.

Mary Higgins Clark is most famous for her suspense novels.

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Among writers, Mary Higgins Clark ranks 737 out of 5,755Before her are Alexander Griboyedov, Epicharmus of Kos, A. J. Cronin, Marie Mancini, Alexander Litvinenko, and Kōbō Abe. After her are Aubrey Beardsley, Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, Émile Verhaeren, Christa Wolf, Natalia Ginzburg, and Nikolai Ostrovsky.

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Among people born in 1927, Mary Higgins Clark ranks 36Before her are Hubert de Givenchy, Robert Hossein, Manfred Eigen, Harry Belafonte, Emmanuelle Riva, and Angelo Sodano. After her are Abdul Basit 'Abd us-Samad, K. Alex Müller, Hugo Pratt, Stan Getz, Gilbert Bécaud, and Ibrahim Ferrer. Among people deceased in 2020, Mary Higgins Clark ranks 37Before her are Kenzō Takada, Qasem Soleimani, Oliver E. Williamson, Jiří Menzel, Brian Dennehy, and Lee Kun-hee. After her are Dmitry Yazov, Rob Rensenbrink, Little Richard, George Steiner, Michael Lonsdale, and Lucia Bosè.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Mary Higgins Clark ranks 850 out of 18,182Before her are Mickey Rooney (1920), Lillian Gish (1893), Ritchie Valens (1941), Jayne Mansfield (1933), Norman Foster Ramsey Jr. (1915), and Britney Spears (1981). After her are James Hetfield (1963), John Lee Hooker (1917), Paul Allen (1953), Samuel Barber (1910), Alan Arkin (1934), and Bill Bixby (1934).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Mary Higgins Clark ranks 86Before her are Dashiell Hammett (1894), John Dos Passos (1896), Joseph Campbell (1904), Louise Hay (1926), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), and Raymond Carver (1938). After her are Solomon Northup (1808), Sinclair Lewis (1885), Dalton Trumbo (1905), Stephen Covey (1932), Sherwood Anderson (1876), and John Jacob Astor IV (1864).