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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 and fantasy, much of which has been dramatized for radio, cinema and television. He also wrote a relatively small amount of science fiction. His writing career lasted 60 years, including more than 30 years in television and film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Bloch has received more than 876,219 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Robert Bloch is the 1,339th most popular writer (down from 1,208th in 2019), the 1,686th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,417th in 2019) and the 160th 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 1,339 out of 5,755Before him are Vladimir Bartol, Georges Rodenbach, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Joanot Martorell, Reinaldo Arenas, and Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza. After him are Chūya Nakahara, Aleksis Kivi, Thomas Moore, Nikolaus Lenau, Hartmann von Aue, and Jakob Wassermann.

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Among people born in 1917, Robert Bloch ranks 74Before him are Herbert Lom, Ettore Sottsass, Juan Rulfo, Magda Szabó, Stéphane Hessel, and John B. Calhoun. After him are Urie Bronfenbrenner, Yevgeny Khaldei, Will Eisner, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Obdulio Varela, and Jean Rouch. Among people deceased in 1994, Robert Bloch ranks 66Before him are Sylva Koscina, Terence Young, John Candy, Sebastian Shaw, Chung Il-kwon, and Nicolás Gómez Dávila. After him are Max Bill, James Clavell, Cab Calloway, Lionel Stander, Clement Greenberg, and Kuvempu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Bloch ranks 1,686 out of 18,182Before him are John B. Calhoun (1917), Sixto Rodriguez (1942), Hank Williams (1923), David Graf (1950), James J. Braddock (1905), and Randolph Scott (1898). After him are Sol LeWitt (1928), Edward C. Prescott (1940), John Sculley (1939), Lou Gehrig (1903), Caroline Kennedy (1957), and Eric Carr (1950).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Robert Bloch ranks 160Before him are R. L. Stine (1943), Robin Hobb (1952), James Baldwin (1924), Henry Steel Olcott (1832), Robert Sheckley (1928), and Don DeLillo (1936). After him are Joyce Carol Oates (1938), William Styron (1925), Samuel R. Delany (1942), James Oliver Curwood (1878), Edward Albee (1928), and Norman Mailer (1923).