Audie Murphy

1925 - 1971

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Audie Leon Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was an American soldier, actor, and songwriter. He was widely celebrated as the most decorated American combat soldier of World War II, and has been described as the most highly decorated soldier in U.S. history. He received every military combat award for valor available from the United States Army, as well as French and Belgian awards for heroism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Audie Murphy has received more than 13,955,365 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Audie Murphy is the 123rd most popular actor (up from 165th in 2019), the 239th most popular biography from United States (up from 301st in 2019) and the 60th most popular American Actor.

Audie Murphy is most famous for being the most decorated soldier of World War II. He received 33 medals, including the Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Silver Star, and the Bronze Star.

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  • 39

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  • 11.64

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  • 1.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Audie Murphy ranks 123 out of 13,578Before him are Peter Falk, Jason Statham, Aishwarya Rai, Kevin Costner, Jean Gabin, and Diane Keaton. After him are Charlton Heston, Simone Signoret, Klaus Kinski, Robert Forster, Joe Pesci, and Lee Van Cleef.

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Among people born in 1925, Audie Murphy ranks 14Before him are Paul Newman, Alija Izetbegović, Giorgio Napolitano, Zygmunt Bauman, Mahathir Mohamad, and Albert Bandura. After him are Mikis Theodorakis, Lee Van Cleef, Carlos Castaneda, Robert F. Kennedy, Jorge Rafael Videla, and Tony Curtis. Among people deceased in 1971, Audie Murphy ranks 8Before him are Coco Chanel, Igor Stravinsky, Louis Armstrong, Jim Morrison, Paul Karrer, and György Lukács. After him are Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, Hermann Hoth, Arne Tiselius, Theodor Svedberg, and Mátyás Rákosi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Audie Murphy ranks 239 out of 20,380Before him are Michael Jordan (1963), Steve Ballmer (1956), Kevin Costner (1955), Robert Wadlow (1918), Carl David Anderson (1905), and Diane Keaton (1946). After him are Charlton Heston (1923), Samuel Colt (1814), John Ford (1894), Noah Webster (1758), Frank Zappa (1940), and John Rawls (1921).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Audie Murphy ranks 60Before him are Richard Gere (1949), Humphrey Bogart (1899), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Peter Falk (1927), Kevin Costner (1955), and Diane Keaton (1946). After him are Charlton Heston (1923), Robert Forster (1941), Joe Pesci (1943), Lee Van Cleef (1925), Dianne Wiest (1946), and Gary Cooper (1901).

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