Thomas Harris

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William Thomas Harris III (born September 22, 1940) is an American writer, best known for a series of suspense novels about his most famous character, Hannibal Lecter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Harris has received more than 1,711,019 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Thomas Harris is the 630th most popular writer (up from 658th in 2019), the 671st most popular biography from United States (down from 642nd in 2019) and the 71st most popular American Writer.

Thomas Harris is most famous for his 1988 novel, "The Silence of the Lambs," which was later made into a film starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins.

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  • 72.92

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  • 34

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  • 6.93

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  • 2.98

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Among writers, Thomas Harris ranks 630 out of 5,794Before him are Tatian, Persius, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Kumārajīva, Ulrich von Hutten, and Rudaki. After him are Verner von Heidenstam, Jerome K. Jerome, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Eugène Sue, L. Ron Hubbard, and Raymond Queneau.

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Among people born in 1940, Thomas Harris ranks 46Before him are Nancy Pelosi, Dario Argento, Nancy Sinatra, Burhanuddin Rabbani, Anna Karina, and Andrzej Żuławski. After him are Cliff Richard, Dennis Tito, H. R. Giger, Eduardo Galeano, Tarō Asō, and James Cromwell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Harris ranks 671 out of 15,968Before him are Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Margaret Hamilton (1936), Wyatt Earp (1848), Alice Cooper (1948), and Hulk Hogan (1953). After him are Harry Belafonte (1927), L. Ron Hubbard (1911), Jason Robards (1922), Donald Knuth (1938), Fred Trump (1905), and Joseph McCarthy (1908).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Thomas Harris ranks 71Before him are Dean Koontz (1945), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Robert Ludlum (1927), Patricia Highsmith (1921), Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867), and Louise Hay (1926). After him are L. Ron Hubbard (1911), John Irving (1942), Dashiell Hammett (1894), Stephen Covey (1932), William Saroyan (1908), and Ursula K. Le Guin (1929).