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Winston Groom

1943 - 2020

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Winston Francis Groom Jr. (March 23, 1943 – September 17, 2020) was an American novelist and non-fiction writer. He is best known for his novel Forrest Gump (1986), which became a cultural phenomenon after being adapted as a 1994 film of the same name, starring Tom Hanks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Winston Groom has received more than 928,414 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Winston Groom is the 2,415th most popular writer (down from 2,114th in 2019), the 3,106th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,650th in 2019) and the 279th most popular American Writer.

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  • 25

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  • 4.00

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  • 3.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Winston Groom ranks 2,415 out of 5,755Before him are T. H. White, Alfonso Sastre, John Webster, Aleksander Chodźko, Rosario Castellanos, and William L. Shirer. After him are Nennius, Charles Berlitz, Isabella di Morra, Hamnet Shakespeare, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., and George Meredith.

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Among people born in 1943, Winston Groom ranks 200Before him are André Téchiné, Lynn Redgrave, Ove Kindvall, Henry Hill, Rolf Stommelen, and Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia. After him are Douglas Tompkins, Mie Hama, Robert Gates, Hilton Valentine, Edward L. G. Bowell, and Nils-Aslak Valkeapää. Among people deceased in 2020, Winston Groom ranks 167Before him are Pierre Nkurunziza, Viktor Ponedelnik, Philippe Nahon, Astrid Kirchherr, Zizi Jeanmaire, and Adolfo Nicolás. After him are Joaquín Peiró, Wilford Brimley, Jackie Stallone, Irrfan Khan, Claude Bolling, and Hans Tilkowski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Winston Groom ranks 3,106 out of 18,182Before him are Teresa Wright (1918), Willy DeVille (1950), Lee Hazlewood (1929), Charles Curtis (1860), Harris Yulin (1937), and William L. Shirer (1904). After him are Carl Panzram (1892), Charles Berlitz (1913), Frederick Law Olmsted (1822), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809), William Levada (1936), and Lauren Holly (1963).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Winston Groom ranks 279Before him are Kate Chopin (1850), Johnston McCulley (1883), Robert James Waller (1939), Jacques Futrelle (1875), Siri Hustvedt (1955), and William L. Shirer (1904). After him are Charles Berlitz (1913), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809), Henry Darger (1892), Paul Goodman (1911), Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860), and John Barth (1930).