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Walter Tevis

1928 - 1984

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Walter Stone Tevis (February 28, 1928 – August 9, 1984) was an American novelist and short story writer. Three of his six novels were adapted into major films: The Hustler, The Color of Money and The Man Who Fell to Earth. A fourth, The Queen’s Gambit, was adapted into a miniseries with the same title and shown on Netflix in 2020. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Tevis has received more than 1,106,537 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Walter Tevis is the 1,597th most popular writer (up from 4,761st in 2019), the 2,070th most popular biography from United States (up from 7,496th in 2019) and the 192nd most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Walter Tevis ranks 1,597 out of 5,755Before him are Jacopo Sannazaro, Xu Shen, Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Mateo Alemán, and Pacuvius. After him are Semonides of Amorgos, Brian Tracy, Sheridan Le Fanu, Wace, Ryū Murakami, and Afanasy Fet.

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Among people born in 1928, Walter Tevis ranks 129Before him are Vladimir Beara, Humberto Maturana, Petr Ginz, Frank Borman, Al Lettieri, and Fred Rogers. After him are Fumihiko Maki, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Hans Blix, Nicolas Hayek, Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, and Gerard Damiano. Among people deceased in 1984, Walter Tevis ranks 59Before him are José Mauro de Vasconcelos, Raoul Salan, Rodrigo Lara, Jerzy Popiełuszko, Eduardo De Filippo, and Mark W. Clark. After him are Marcel Janco, George Gallup, Yigael Yadin, Pierre Gemayel, Kim Sung-gan, and Andy Kaufman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Tevis ranks 2,070 out of 18,182Before him are Paul Wolfowitz (1943), Hiram Maxim (1840), Linda Ronstadt (1946), Eric Adams (1952), Johnny Winter (1944), and Georgina Spelvin (1936). After him are Alan Menken (1949), Madeleine Stowe (1958), Leland Stanford (1824), Perry Como (1912), Tommie Smith (1944), and Teri Hatcher (1964).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Walter Tevis ranks 192Before him are Elizabeth George (1949), Wayne Dyer (1940), Lewis Mumford (1895), Elizabeth Bishop (1911), Alice Walker (1944), and James Ellroy (1948). After him are Agnes Smedley (1892), Ken Wilber (1949), Eugene Nida (1914), Peter Benchley (1940), Jane Jacobs (1916), and Lady Randolph Churchill (1854).