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 453,471 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Terry Southern is the 5,080th most popular writer, the 9,183rd most popular biography from United States and the 709th most popular American Writer.

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  • 15

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Among writers, Terry Southern ranks 5,080 out of 5,794Before him are Leszek Engelking, Darya Dontsova, Damon Runyon, Joël Dicker, H. R. F. Keating, and Thomas Percy. After him are Brian Friel, Linda Maria Baros, Joanna Baillie, Ransom Riggs, George Alec Effinger, and Edmund Gosse.

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Among people born in 1924, Terry Southern ranks 368Before him are Ruhi Sarıalp, Nicholas Colasanto, William H. Webster, Vicki Draves, Louie Bellson, and Vajiha Samadova. After him are Lucky Thompson, Evelyn Boyd Granville, Joy Page, Ivan Udodov, Russell Johnson, and Ken Armstrong. Among people deceased in 1995, Terry Southern ranks 237Before him are Hansa Jivraj Mehta, Iqbal Masih, Red Amick, Patsy Ruth Miller, Sony Lab'ou Tansi, and Sergei Grinkov. After him are Genevieve Tobin, Peter Cook, Dorothy Poynton-Hill, Art Mollner, Harry Golombek, and Trevor Blokdyk.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Terry Southern ranks 9,183 out of 15,968Before him are Francis James Child (1825), Jesse Metcalfe (1978), RZA (1969), Alice Terry (1900), Adam Schlesinger (1967), and Arnold Orville Beckman (1900). After him are SZA (1990), Mireille Enos (1975), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (1989), Greg Bell (1930), Genevieve Tobin (1899), and Adam Scott (1973).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Terry Southern ranks 709Before him are Ann Coulter (1961), Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869), John Perry Barlow (1947), Terry Bisson (1942), Carol Shields (1935), and Damon Runyon (1880). After him are Ransom Riggs (1979), George Alec Effinger (1947), Booth Tarkington (1869), Stephen Vincent Benét (1898), Stephen R. Donaldson (1947), and David Halberstam (1934).