L. Frank Baum
#427 Overall Influence

L. Frank Baum

American children's writer, editor, journalist, screenwriter

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Lyman Frank Baum was an American author chiefly famous for his children’s books, particularly The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its sequels. He wrote 14 novels in the Oz series, plus 41 other novels , 83 short stories, over 200 poems, and at least 42 scripts. He made numerous attempts to bring his works to the stage and the nascent medium of film; the 1939 adaptation of the first Oz book became a landmark of 20th-century cinema.

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#140 World Rank #33 USA Rank
Literature
#1035 World Rank #689 USA Rank
Communications