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 923,237 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Barry Nelson is the 671st most popular actor (down from 597th in 2019), the 1,228th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,210th in 2019) and the 337th 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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  • 69.62

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  • 25

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  • 5.72

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  • 2.61

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Among actors, Barry Nelson ranks 671 out of 10,030Before him are River Phoenix, Carl Reiner, Lita Grey, Cesar Romero, Alyson Hannigan, and Mads Mikkelsen. After him are Vera Miles, Louis Jourdan, Katina Paxinou, Michael York, John Payne, and Lee Majors.

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Among people born in 1917, Barry Nelson ranks 55Before him are Hirokazu Ninomiya, Vera Lynn, Leonid Hurwicz, Leonora Carrington, Masahiko Kimura, and John Kendrew. After him are Andrew Huxley, David McClelland, John Fenn, Carson McCullers, Robert Bloch, and Herbert A. Hauptman. Among people deceased in 2007, Barry Nelson ranks 36Before him are Paul Watzlawick, Ian Smith, Vladimir Kryuchkov, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, Stanley Miller, and Paul Lauterbur. After him are Ike Turner, Jaan Kross, Abdul Rahman Arif, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Jupp Derwall, and Jane Wyman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barry Nelson ranks 1,228 out of 15,968Before him are Virginia Apgar (1909), Sam Cooke (1931), Ken Kesey (1935), Ken Thompson (1943), Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (1941), and Larry Flynt (1942). After him are Vera Miles (1929), Grant Wood (1891), Aaron Copland (1900), John Payne (1912), Lee Majors (1939), and John Grisham (1955).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Barry Nelson ranks 337Before him are Brooke Shields (1965), River Phoenix (1970), Carl Reiner (1922), Lita Grey (1908), Cesar Romero (1907), and Alyson Hannigan (1974). After him are Vera Miles (1929), John Payne (1912), Lee Majors (1939), John Saxon (1935), Walter Brennan (1894), and Jennifer Jones (1919).

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