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List of Famous Columnists

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List of famous columnists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top columnists in the world? This includes the most prominent columnists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable columnists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic columnists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned columnists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known columnists to the lesser known columnists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the columnist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous columnists ever?" and "What are the names of famous columnists?" then you're in the right place. (132 items)

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    Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Columnists
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    Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. King has published 54 ...more

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    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Eastern United States, Northern New England, New England, United States of America, Cumberland County, + more
    • Profession: Columnist, Television producer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, Carrie, The Green Mile, Stand by Me, + more
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    Walter Winchell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Columnists
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    Walter Winchell was an American newspaper and radio gossip commentator.more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1897-1972)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Actor
    • Credits: A Face in the Crowd, The Bellboy, The Untouchables, Single Room Furnished, Wake Up and Live, + more
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    Joan Collins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Columnists
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    Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, DBE is an English actress, author and columnist. Born in Paddington, west London and brought up in Maida Vale, Collins grew up during the Second World War. After making her stage debut in A Doll's House at the age of 9, she was trained as an actress at the Royal Academy of ...more

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
    • Profession: Columnist, Author, Actor
    • Credits: Dynasty, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, The Big Sleep, Empire of the Ants, Tales from the Crypt, + more
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    Mike Royko

    Mike Royko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Columnists
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    Michael "Mike" Royko was a Chicago newspaper columnist, winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. Over his 30-year career, he wrote over 7,500 daily columns for three newspapers, the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune.more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1932-1997)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Hedda Hopper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Columnists
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    Hedda Hopper was one of America's best-known gossip columnists, notorious for feuding with her arch-rival Louella Parsons. She had been a moderately successful actress of stage and screen for years before being offered the chance to write the column Hedda Hopper's Hollywood for the Los Angeles Times in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1885-1966)
    • Birthplace: USA, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Gossip columnist, Actor
    • Credits: Sunset Boulevard, Wings, Dracula's Daughter, Alice Adams, The New Alice in Wonderland, + more
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    Arthur "Art" Buchwald was an American humorist best known for his long-running column in The Washington Post, which in turn was carried as a syndicated column in many other newspapers. His column focused on political satire and commentary. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Outstanding Commentary in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1925-2007)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Humorist, Journalist, Screenwriter, Writer
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    Irv Kupcinet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Columnists
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    Irv Kupcinet was an American newspaper columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, television talk-show host, and a radio broadcast personality based in Chicago, Illinois. He was popularly known by the nickname "Kup". His daily Kup's Column was launched in 1943 and remained a fixture in the Sun-Times for the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 91 (1912-2003)
    • Birthplace: North Lawndale, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Credits: Advise & Consent, Kup's Show
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    Herb Caen

    Herb Caen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Columnists
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    Herbert Eugene "Herb" Caen was a San Francisco journalist whose daily column of local goings-on and insider gossip, social and political happenings, painful puns and offbeat anecdotes—"a continuous love letter to San Francisco"—appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle for almost sixty years, and made him ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1916-1997)
    • Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist
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