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Barry Nelson

1917 - 2007

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Barry Nelson (born Robert Haakon Nielsen; April 16, 1917 – April 7, 2007) was an American actor, noted as the first actor to portray Ian Fleming's secret agent James Bond. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barry Nelson has received more than 1,115,235 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Barry Nelson is the 490th most popular actor (up from 671st in 2019), the 909th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,227th in 2019) and the 250th most popular American Actor.

Barry Nelson is most famous for playing James Bond in the 1954 television adaptation of Casino Royale.

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  • 1.1M

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  • 62.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 26

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.68

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.54

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Barry Nelson ranks 490 out of 9,996Before him are Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tom Waits, Tim Curry, Lionel Logue, Lee Strasberg, and Asta Nielsen. After him are Steve Reeves, Robert Vaughn, Lucia Bosè, Rachel Weisz, Zsa Zsa Gabor, and Faten Hamama.

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Among people born in 1917, Barry Nelson ranks 39Before him are Algirdas Julien Greimas, Danielle Darrieux, John Lee Hooker, Thelonious Monk, Edward Norton Lorenz, and Robert Burns Woodward. After him are Zsa Zsa Gabor, Kiro Gligorov, Fernando Rey, Herbert A. Hauptman, Mel Ferrer, and Ko Arima. Among people deceased in 2007, Barry Nelson ranks 23Before him are Maurice Béjart, Benazir Bhutto, Deborah Kerr, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Ryszard Kapuściński, and Ike Turner. After him are Ernst Otto Fischer, Momofuku Ando, Kai Siegbahn, Nils Liedholm, Richard Rorty, and Abdul Rahman Arif.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barry Nelson ranks 909 out of 18,182Before him are Robert Burns Woodward (1917), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), Tom Waits (1949), Willis Lamb (1913), James Tobin (1918), and John Jacob Astor IV (1864). After him are Steve Reeves (1926), Robert Vaughn (1932), Gina Haspel (1956), Edward C. Tolman (1886), John Fante (1909), and D. W. Griffith (1875).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Barry Nelson ranks 250Before him are Steve Carell (1962), Anne Bancroft (1931), Kevin Bacon (1958), Billy Bob Thornton (1955), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), and Tom Waits (1949). After him are Steve Reeves (1926), Robert Vaughn (1932), George Kennedy (1925), Jennifer Connelly (1970), William Hurt (1950), and Louise Fletcher (1934).

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