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, she was known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional for her strong, realistic screen presence. A favorite of directors including Cecil B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Stanwyck has received more than 6,028,563 page views. Her biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Barbara Stanwyck is the 493rd most popular actor (up from 533rd in 2019), the 924th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,088th in 2019) and the 254th 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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  • 65

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  • 6.10

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Among actors, Barbara Stanwyck ranks 493 out of 10,030Before her are Bourvil, Lillian Gish, Karl Malden, Gerard Butler, Louise Fletcher, and Lance Henriksen. After her are Yoshiko Yamaguchi, John Lithgow, Richard Griffiths, Faten Hamama, Bill Nighy, and Vincent Price.

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Among people born in 1907, Barbara Stanwyck ranks 42Before her are Solomon Asch, Burgess Meredith, Konstantinos Karamanlis, Lucien Laurent, Erich Mielke, and Giovanna of Italy. After her are Daniel Bovet, Zarah Leander, W. H. Auden, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Varlam Shalamov, and H. L. A. Hart. Among people deceased in 1990, Barbara Stanwyck ranks 26Before her are Boris Shcherbina, Miguel Muñoz, Tunku Abdul Rahman, Keith Haring, Bruno Bettelheim, and Patrick White. After her are Sandro Pertini, Robert Hofstadter, Jacques Demy, Robert Noyce, Rex Harrison, and Sergio Corbucci.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barbara Stanwyck ranks 924 out of 15,968Before her are James Jones (1921), Lillian Gish (1893), Karl Malden (1912), Stan Getz (1927), Louise Fletcher (1934), and Lance Henriksen (1940). After her are D. W. Griffith (1875), John Updike (1932), Larry Bird (1956), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Virginia Satir (1916), and John Lithgow (1945).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Barbara Stanwyck ranks 254Before her are Tom Waits (1949), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), Lillian Gish (1893), Karl Malden (1912), Louise Fletcher (1934), and Lance Henriksen (1940). After her are John Lithgow (1945), Vincent Price (1911), David Hasselhoff (1952), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Jean Seberg (1938), and Forest Whitaker (1961).

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