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Richard Scarry

1919 - 1994

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Richard McClure Scarry (; June 5, 1919 – April 30, 1994) was an American children's author and illustrator who published over 300 books with total sales of over 100 million worldwide. He is best known for his Best Ever book series that take place primarily in the fictional town of Busytown, "which is populated by friendly and helpful resident [animals...such as] Mr. Frumble, Huckle Cat, Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Scarry has received more than 1,006,086 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Richard Scarry is the 4,753rd most popular writer (down from 4,532nd in 2019), the 6,835th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,708th in 2019) and the 552nd most popular American Writer.

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.33

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  • 3.26

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Among writers, Richard Scarry ranks 4,753 out of 5,755Before him are Henry Roth, Teresa de la Parra, Imants Ziedonis, Wilferd Madelung, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, and Hansa Jivraj Mehta. After him are Reginald Rose, Jean-Christophe Rufin, Art Buchwald, Aneirin, Henri Bosco, and Stephen Hunter.

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Among people born in 1919, Richard Scarry ranks 233Before him are Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington, R. M. Hare, Michel Déon, Roberto Bonomi, Richard Bergmann, and Vicente Asensi. After him are Frances Bay, Annemarie Renger, Bahriye Üçok, Jocelyn Brando, Eric Thompson, and Delfo Cabrera. Among people deceased in 1994, Richard Scarry ranks 231Before him are Willem Jacob Luyten, József Háda, William Wilson Morgan, Patrick O'Neal, Ladislav Fuks, and Dan Hartman. After him are Helena Rasiowa, Roberto Goyeneche, Ștefan Dobay, Bruno Pezzey, Rudolf Raftl, and Zoltán Beke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Richard Scarry ranks 6,835 out of 18,182Before him are Raymond T. Odierno (1954), John Norton (1893), Darryl Jones (1961), Richard Dysart (1929), John Colter (1774), and Enoch L. Johnson (1883). After him are Reginald Rose (1920), Gavin MacLeod (1931), Karl Patterson Schmidt (1890), Vondie Curtis-Hall (1950), Jonelle Allen (1944), and Mary Martin (1913).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Richard Scarry ranks 552Before him are Ben Bova (1932), Richard Russo (1949), David Peoples (1940), Julia Ward Howe (1819), Daniel Pearl (1963), and Joanna Russ (1937). After him are Reginald Rose (1920), Art Buchwald (1925), Stephen Hunter (1946), Larry McMurtry (1936), Mark Frost (1953), and Anna Katharine Green (1846).