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Ben Gazzara

1930 - 2012

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Biagio Anthony "Ben" 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 3,080,442 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Ben Gazzara is the 738th most popular actor (up from 754th in 2019), the 1,365th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,395th in 2019) and the 364th 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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  • 46

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  • 3.61

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  • 4.52

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Among actors, Ben Gazzara ranks 738 out of 9,996Before him are Jack Elam, Kristin Scott Thomas, John Heard, Pete Postlethwaite, Joan Collins, and Natasha Richardson. After him are William Fichtner, Linda Christian, Charles Boyer, Stefania Sandrelli, Conchata Ferrell, and Buck Henry.

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Among people born in 1930, Ben Gazzara ranks 76Before him are Derek Walcott, Pierre Bergé, Ivan Silayev, Richard Donner, Sonia Rykiel, and Gaafar Nimeiry. After him are Buck Henry, Michel Serres, Zhores Alferov, Chinua Achebe, Omara Portuondo, and Irinej, Serbian Patriarch. Among people deceased in 2012, Ben Gazzara ranks 57Before him are Chavela Vargas, F. Sherwood Rowland, Hebe Camargo, Carl Woese, Harry Harrison, and William Standish Knowles. After him are George Armitage Miller, Gustav Leonhardt, Kathryn Joosten, Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., Herbert Lom, and Paddy Roy Bates.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Gazzara ranks 1,365 out of 18,182Before him are Andie MacDowell (1958), Charles Ives (1874), Eugene Merle Shoemaker (1928), Jack Elam (1920), John Heard (1946), and Anthony Fauci (1940). After him are George Armitage Miller (1920), Ken Kesey (1935), Joshua Lederberg (1925), Iris Apfel (1921), William Fichtner (1956), and Percy Spencer (1894).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ben Gazzara ranks 364Before him are Ben Stiller (1965), Viola Davis (1965), Susan Hayward (1917), Andie MacDowell (1958), Jack Elam (1920), and John Heard (1946). After him are William Fichtner (1956), Conchata Ferrell (1943), Buck Henry (1930), Ethan Hawke (1970), Jane Wyman (1917), and David Morse (1953).

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