Barbara Stanwyck

1907 - 1990

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Barbara Stanwyck (; born Ruby Catherine Stevens; July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress, model and dancer. A stage, film, and television star, during her 60-year professional career she was known for her strong, realistic screen presence and versatility. She was a favorite of directors, including Cecil B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Stanwyck has received more than 8,528,201 page views. Her biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Barbara Stanwyck is the 523rd most popular actor (down from 481st in 2019), the 964th most popular biography from United States (down from 904th in 2019) and the 258th most popular American Actor.

Barbara Stanwyck is most famous for her role as the tough-as-nails, no-nonsense, "femme fatale" in the film Double Indemnity.

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  • 8.5M

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  • 62.88

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  • 71

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.06

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  • 6.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Barbara Stanwyck ranks 523 out of 13,578Before her are Jane Wyman, Natalie Portman, Edward G. Robinson, Melanie Griffith, Geena Davis, and Michel Galabru. After her are Claudia Mori, Desmond Llewelyn, Sean Bean, Mickey Rooney, Michèle Morgan, and Richard E. Grant.

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Among people born in 1907, Barbara Stanwyck ranks 51Before her are Lê Duẩn, Varlam Shalamov, W. H. Auden, Solomon Asch, Pujie, and Henri-Georges Clouzot. After her are U Nu, Alexander R. Todd, Zarah Leander, Yoshiko Kawashima, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, and H. L. A. Hart. Among people deceased in 1990, Barbara Stanwyck ranks 30Before her are Robert Hofstadter, Sandro Pertini, Jacques Demy, Keith Haring, Boris Shcherbina, and Oldřich Nejedlý. After her are Bruno Kreisky, Sergio Corbucci, Luigi Nono, Patrick White, Meir Kahane, and Robert Noyce.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barbara Stanwyck ranks 964 out of 20,380Before her are John Fante (1909), Ambrose Bierce (1842), Steve Reich (1936), Melanie Griffith (1957), Arthur Kornberg (1918), and Geena Davis (1956). After her are Mickey Rooney (1920), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Dashiell Hammett (1894), John Cassavetes (1929), and Lynn Margulis (1938).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Barbara Stanwyck ranks 258Before her are James Earl Jones (1931), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Jonathan Banks (1947), Jane Wyman (1917), Melanie Griffith (1957), and Geena Davis (1956). After her are Mickey Rooney (1920), John Cassavetes (1929), Bette Midler (1945), Mildred Harris (1901), Tom Waits (1949), and Richard Dreyfuss (1947).

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