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Maxwell Anderson

1888 - 1959

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James Maxwell Anderson (December 15, 1888 – February 28, 1959) was an American playwright, author, poet, journalist, and lyricist. Anderson faced many challenges in his career, frequently losing jobs for expressing his opinions or supporting controversial figures. Despite this, he found success as a dramatist and wrote a number of hit plays, including What Price Glory, Both Your Houses, and The Bad Seed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maxwell Anderson has received more than 261,949 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Maxwell Anderson is the 3,816th most popular writer (down from 3,536th in 2019), the 5,076th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,725th in 2019) and the 431st most popular American Writer.

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  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.80

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  • 3.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Maxwell Anderson ranks 3,816 out of 5,755Before him are James Thurber, Masuji Ibuse, Mihailo Lalić, Dominique Fernandez, Kočo Racin, and Saul Alinsky. After him are Torgny Lindgren, Aleksandar Tišma, Bret Harte, Cecco Angiolieri, Kim Stanley Robinson, and James Redfield.

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Among people born in 1888, Maxwell Anderson ranks 146Before him are Harry Crerar, Gustaf Molander, Kakutsa Cholokashvili, Irving Cummings, Cathleen Nesbitt, and Vahram Papazian. After him are Franciszek Kleeberg, Marcel Jouhandeau, Alexander Chayanov, Kiichiro Higuchi, Osip Brik, and Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira. Among people deceased in 1959, Maxwell Anderson ranks 110Before him are Giuseppe Bottai, Mutara III Rudahigwa, Edmund Goulding, Maxie Long, William J. Donovan, and William D. Leahy. After him are Sténio Vincent, Fernand Bouisson, Alfonso López Pumarejo, Johan Bojer, Boughera El Ouafi, and Esfir Shub.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maxwell Anderson ranks 5,076 out of 18,182Before him are Patti Scialfa (1953), Nate Dogg (1969), James Thurber (1894), Jim Walton (1948), Saul Alinsky (1909), and Bob Gale (1951). After him are Richard M. Karp (1935), Ethel Merman (1908), Burt Ward (1945), Brian Thompson (1959), Titus Welliver (1962), and Luke Wilson (1971).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Maxwell Anderson ranks 431Before him are David Brin (1950), Ron Kovic (1946), C. J. Cherryh (1942), V. C. Andrews (1923), James Thurber (1894), and Saul Alinsky (1909). After him are Bret Harte (1836), Kim Stanley Robinson (1952), James Redfield (1950), Aaron Sorkin (1961), Peter Straub (1943), and Paula Fox (1923).