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Terry Southern

1924 - 1995

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Terry Southern (May 1, 1924 – October 29, 1995) was an American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and university lecturer, noted for his distinctive satirical style. Part of the Paris postwar literary movement in the 1950s and a companion to Beat writers in Greenwich Village, Southern was also at the center of Swinging London in the 1960s and helped to change the style and substance of American films in the 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Terry Southern has received more than 614,273 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Terry Southern is the 5,668th most popular writer (down from 5,073rd in 2019), the 10,035th most popular biography from United States (down from 9,165th in 2019) and the 768th most popular American Writer.

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  • 16

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  • 1.94

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  • 3.21

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Among writers, Terry Southern ranks 5,668 out of 5,755Before him are Kate Mosse, Laurent Binet, Alastair Reynolds, Tamara Gverdtsiteli, Veronica Roth, and Anna J. Cooper. After him are Rick Yancey, Ann Bannon, Richard Price, China Miéville, George Alec Effinger, and Tim O'Brien.

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Among people born in 1924, Terry Southern ranks 408Before him are Erzsébet Gulyás-Köteles, Tapan Sinha, Vajiha Samadova, Ralph Miliband, Maria Sander, and Daniel Akaka. After him are William H. Webster, Jeremiah Denton, Frank Church, Mohamed M. Atalla, Wendell Ford, and Wally Ris. Among people deceased in 1995, Terry Southern ranks 274Before him are Margaret Woodbridge, Dorothy Poynton-Hill, Víctor Peralta, Margaret Chase Smith, Iqbal Masih, and Peter Cook. After him are Grahame Clark, Frank Perry, Art Mollner, Art Taylor, Paul Eddington, and Einari Teräsvirta.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Terry Southern ranks 10,035 out of 18,182Before him are Tammy Grimes (1934), Jeanie MacPherson (1886), Kirk Acevedo (1971), DeAndre Yedlin (1993), Diamond Dallas Page (1956), and Harriet Sansom Harris (1955). After him are Richard Rush (1780), Rick Yancey (1962), Bobby Lashley (1976), Rob Estes (1963), Trini Alvarado (1967), and Anne Smith (1959).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Terry Southern ranks 768Before him are Glenn Greenwald (1967), Naomi Wolf (1962), Wallace Stegner (1909), William Inge (1913), Veronica Roth (1988), and Anna J. Cooper (1858). After him are Rick Yancey (1962), Ann Bannon (1932), Richard Price (1949), George Alec Effinger (1947), Tim O'Brien (1946), and Arthur Laurents (1917).