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, published in 1986 and adapted to film in 1994, which won six Academy Awards and became a cultural phenomenon. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Winston Groom has received more than 755,622 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Winston Groom is the 2,115th most popular writer (up from 2,402nd in 2019), the 2,651st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,875th in 2019) and the 256th most popular American Writer.

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  • 21

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  • 5.21

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  • 2.55

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Among writers, Winston Groom ranks 2,115 out of 5,794Before him are Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Mahsati, Bion of Smyrna, Chuck Palahniuk, Michalina Wisłocka, and Noël Coward. After him are Erle Stanley Gardner, Titus Calpurnius Siculus, Johann Peter Hebel, Eduardo Mendoza Garriga, Herbert Read, and Janus Pannonius.

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Among people born in 1943, Winston Groom ranks 163Before him are Mike Leigh, Oskar Lafontaine, Terry Eagleton, José Ángel Iribar, Randy Newman, and Joan Manuel Serrat. After him are Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Lucio Battisti, Eduardo Mendoza Garriga, David Morrell, Wallace Shawn, and Edward Herrmann. Among people deceased in 2020, Winston Groom ranks 206Before him are Silvio Marzolini, Jean Kennedy Smith, Claire Bretécher, Goyo Benito, Momčilo Krajišnik, and Ryo Kawasaki. After him are Ljiljana Petrović, Hédi Baccouche, Germà Colón, Philippe Nahon, Pascal Lissouba, and Luis Eduardo Aute.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Winston Groom ranks 2,651 out of 15,968Before him are Chuck Palahniuk (1962), Randy Newman (1943), Willy DeVille (1950), Ted Nelson (1937), Carl Wieman (1951), and Chris Rock (1965). After him are Dick Dale (1937), Don Cheadle (1964), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), John Bates Clark (1847), and Lynne Cheney (1941).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Winston Groom ranks 256Before him are Joseph Heller (1923), Richard Bandler (1950), Frank McCourt (1930), Kate Chopin (1850), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (1809), and Chuck Palahniuk (1962). After him are Erle Stanley Gardner (1889), Robert Jordan (1948), Ida Tarbell (1857), Harlan Ellison (1934), Anne McCaffrey (1926), and William Peter Blatty (1928).