Ben Gazzara

1930 - 2012

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Biagio Anthony Gazzara (August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012) was an American actor and director of film, stage, and television. He received numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a Drama Desk Award, in addition to nominations for three Golden Globe Awards and three Tony Awards. Born to Italian immigrants in New York City, Gazzara studied at The New School and began his professional career with the Actors Studio, of which he was a lifelong member. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Gazzara has received more than 2,719,262 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Ben Gazzara is the 754th most popular actor (down from 617th in 2019), the 1,396th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,253rd in 2019) and the 375th most popular American Actor.

Ben Gazzara is most famous for his work in the 1960s and 1970s. He was known for his roles in the films "The Big Lebowski" and "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie."

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  • 42

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  • 3.47

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  • 4.36

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Among actors, Ben Gazzara ranks 754 out of 10,030Before him are Bubba Smith, Mildred Harris, Sebastian Shaw, Ida Rubinstein, James Mason, and Edward G. Robinson. After him are Robert Patrick, Carlos Valdes, Adolfo Celi, Mark Ruffalo, Dirk Benedict, and Val Kilmer.

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Among people born in 1930, Ben Gazzara ranks 86Before him are Sonia Rykiel, Omara Portuondo, Edgar Mitchell, Michel Serres, Luce Irigaray, and Jasper Johns. After him are Ivan Silayev, Itamar Franco, Walter Bonatti, Gaafar Nimeiry, J. G. Ballard, and Rod Taylor. Among people deceased in 2012, Ben Gazzara ranks 59Before him are Andrew Huxley, Harry Harrison, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Paul L. Smith, F. Sherwood Rowland, and Scott McKenzie. After him are Carlo Maria Martini, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., Helmut Haller, E. Donnall Thomas, Chadli Bendjedid, and Gustav Leonhardt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Gazzara ranks 1,396 out of 15,968Before him are Carson McCullers (1917), Conrad Hilton (1887), Vint Cerf (1943), Scott McKenzie (1939), Gene Sharp (1928), and Vera Wang (1949). After him are Elias James Corey (1928), Bernard Baruch (1870), Jaco Pastorius (1951), Robert Patrick (1958), Edward Snowden (1983), and Ansel Adams (1902).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ben Gazzara ranks 375Before him are Robert Conrad (1935), Paul L. Smith (1936), Hal Holbrook (1925), Robin Wright (1966), Bubba Smith (1945), and Mildred Harris (1901). After him are Robert Patrick (1958), Mark Ruffalo (1967), Dirk Benedict (1945), Val Kilmer (1959), Katharine Ross (1940), and Jane Wyman (1917).

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