Robert Bloch

1917 - 1994

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Robert Albert Bloch (; April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994) was an American fiction writer, primarily of crime, psychological horror, fantasy, much of which has been dramatised for radio, cinema and television. He also wrote a relatively small amount of science fiction. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Bloch has received more than 742,491 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Robert Bloch is the 1,208th most popular writer (up from 1,210th in 2019), the 1,418th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,364th in 2019) and the 145th most popular American Writer.

Robert Bloch is most famous for his work in the horror genre. He is best known for his novel Psycho, which was adapted into the film of the same name by Alfred Hitchcock.

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Among writers, Robert Bloch ranks 1,208 out of 5,794Before him are Paul Scarron, Gabriele Amorth, Ján Kollár, Vladimir Korolenko, Antoine-Henri Jomini, and Rigas Feraios. After him are Comtessa de Dia, Hugh Lofting, John Berger, Marcus Tullius Tiro, Arnold van Gennep, and Giovanni Papini.

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Among people born in 1917, Robert Bloch ranks 60Before him are John Kendrew, Barry Nelson, Andrew Huxley, David McClelland, John Fenn, and Carson McCullers. After him are Herbert A. Hauptman, Jane Wyman, Yukio Tsuda, John Cornforth, Juan Rulfo, and Ko Arima. Among people deceased in 1994, Robert Bloch ranks 59Before him are Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Niels Kaj Jerne, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Sebastian Shaw, Roberto Eduardo Viola, and Rollo May. After him are Terence Young, James Clavell, Ken Noritake, Sylva Koscina, Wilma Rudolph, and Nicolás Gómez Dávila.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Bloch ranks 1,418 out of 15,968Before him are Henry Way Kendall (1926), Sarah Knauss (1880), Alan J. Pakula (1928), John Mott (1865), Rollo May (1909), and Barry Levinson (1942). After him are Sidney Bechet (1897), Dirk Benedict (1945), Lawrence Klein (1920), Val Kilmer (1959), Chris Cornell (1964), and Bessie Smith (1894).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert Bloch ranks 145Before him are Anthony Bourdain (1956), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), Martha Gellhorn (1908), Sylvia Browne (1936), Carson McCullers (1917), and Dan Simmons (1948). After him are Jeffery Deaver (1950), William Styron (1925), Norman Mailer (1923), Tom Wolfe (1930), James Oliver Curwood (1878), and Thornton Wilder (1897).