Sylvia Browne

1936 - 2013

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Sylvia Celeste Browne (née Shoemaker; October 19, 1936 – November 20, 2013) was an American author who claimed to be a medium with psychic abilities. She appeared regularly on television and radio, including on The Montel Williams Show and Larry King Live, and hosted an hour-long online radio show on Hay House Radio. Browne was frequently discredited and faced criticism for making pronouncements that were later found to be false, including those related to missing persons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sylvia Browne has received more than 3,003,316 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Sylvia Browne is the 1,196th most popular writer (up from 4,433rd in 2019), the 1,389th most popular biography from United States and the 142nd most popular American Writer.

Sylvia Browne was a psychic who was most famous for her appearances on the Montel Williams show.

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Among writers, Sylvia Browne ranks 1,196 out of 5,794Before her are Chiara Lubich, Ibn al-Muqaffa', Meng Haoran, Aelius Aristides, Hartmann von Aue, and Kurt Tucholsky. After her are Yeghishe Charents, Hayim Nahman Bialik, Carson McCullers, Samuel Butler, Dan Simmons, and Paul Scarron.

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Among people born in 1936, Sylvia Browne ranks 70Before her are Alan Alda, Joaquín Peiró, Alan J. Heeger, Raymond Poulidor, Denny Hulme, and Paul L. Smith. After her are Jair Marinho, Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Iolanda Balaș, Yury Luzhkov, and Shirley Knight. Among people deceased in 2013, Sylvia Browne ranks 55Before her are Jerome Karle, Tony Lip, Conrad Bain, Viktor Kulikov, Chinua Achebe, and Mohammed Omar. After her are Lawrence Klein, Ovadia Yosef, John Cornforth, Kenneth Waltz, Hiroshi Yamauchi, and Wilfried Martens.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sylvia Browne ranks 1,389 out of 15,968Before her are Robert Whittaker (1920), Herbert Blomstedt (1927), Clark L. Hull (1884), Thomas Schelling (1921), Arthur Penn (1922), and Jasper Johns (1930). After her are Carson McCullers (1917), Conrad Hilton (1887), Vint Cerf (1943), Scott McKenzie (1939), Gene Sharp (1928), and Vera Wang (1949).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Sylvia Browne ranks 142Before her are James Baldwin (1924), William Carlos Williams (1883), Harry Harrison (1925), Anthony Bourdain (1956), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), and Martha Gellhorn (1908). After her are Carson McCullers (1917), Dan Simmons (1948), Robert Bloch (1917), Jeffery Deaver (1950), William Styron (1925), and Norman Mailer (1923).