William Goldman

1931 - 2018

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William Goldman (August 12, 1931 – November 16, 2018) was an American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He first came to prominence in the 1950s as a novelist before turning to screenwriting. He won Academy Awards for his screenplays Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and All the President's Men (1976). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Goldman has received more than 1,498,284 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). William Goldman is the 2,870th most popular writer (down from 2,630th in 2019), the 3,674th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,177th in 2019) and the 331st most popular American Writer.

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  • 4.66

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Among writers, William Goldman ranks 2,870 out of 5,794Before him are Renaud Camus, Julius Obsequens, Song Yingxing, Shaul Tchernichovsky, Paul Fleming, and Abolqasem Lahouti. After him are Edna O'Brien, Jaggi Vasudev, Fanny Crosby, Ahron Daum, Anthony Berkeley Cox, and Gaston Rébuffat.

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Among people born in 1931, William Goldman ranks 205Before him are Heisuke Hironaka, Georgy Grechko, Janosch, Jan Johansson, Caroline Graham, and Michael O. Rabin. After him are Shunsuke Kikuchi, Alda Merini, Dritëro Agolli, Walter Burkert, Bob Anderson, and Yulian Semyonov. Among people deceased in 2018, William Goldman ranks 171Before him are Vladimir Lyakhov, Ara Güler, Károly Palotai, Henri Namphy, Adem Demaçi, and Roger Bannister. After him are Ahron Daum, Sridevi, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, John Sulston, Karl Lehmann, and Philip Bosco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Goldman ranks 3,674 out of 15,968Before him are Sally Hemings (1773), Roy Jones Jr. (1969), Zoë Wanamaker (1949), Kenny Clarke (1914), Leon Fleisher (1928), and Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950). After him are John Tukey (1915), Adam Baldwin (1962), Lenny Bruce (1925), Fanny Crosby (1820), Rooney Mara (1985), and Herman Kahn (1922).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, William Goldman ranks 331Before him are Charles Grandison Finney (1792), James Tiptree Jr. (1915), Andre Norton (1912), Spencer Johnson (1938), Marta Kauffman (1956), and Syd Field (1935). After him are Fanny Crosby (1820), Katherine Jackson (1930), Gary Snyder (1930), Robert Penn Warren (1905), Helen Thomas (1920), and Harold Robbins (1916).