Ben Sharpsteen

1895 - 1980

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Benjamin Sharpsteen (November 4, 1895 – December 20, 1980) was an American film director and producer for Disney. He directed 31 films between 1920 and 1980. Sharpsteen created a museum documenting the history of California's first millionaire, Sam Brannan, and the history of the Upper Napa Valley as well as more on Sharpsteen's life and work at the Sharpsteen Museum located in Calistoga, California. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Sharpsteen has received more than 100,479 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Ben Sharpsteen is the 965th most popular film director, the 6,508th most popular biography from United States and the 252nd most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Ben Sharpsteen ranks 965 out of 1,580Before him are Robert Guédiguian, Tay Garnett, Pierre Tchernia, Armand Gatti, Kim Jee-woon, and Astrid Henning-Jensen. After him are Chris Wedge, Gleb Panfilov, Vittorio De Seta, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Philippe Rousselot, and Benjamin Glazer.

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Among people born in 1895, Ben Sharpsteen ranks 195Before him are Hertha Sponer, Frank Foss, Jan Burgers, Vilho Tuulos, Morris Kirksey, and Paavo Johansson. After him are Karel Koželuh, William Petersson, Leo Ornstein, Alfredo Zibechi, Sidney Blackmer, and Louis Raymond. Among people deceased in 1980, Ben Sharpsteen ranks 198Before him are José Muguerza, Gaetano Belloni, Tim Hardin, Paavo Yrjölä, Maurice Genevoix, and Mikhail Lavrentyev. After him are Bette Nesmith Graham, Vicente de la Mata, Ragnar Gustavsson, Stefán Jóhann Stefánsson, Uttam Kumar, and Carlo Annovazzi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Sharpsteen ranks 6,508 out of 15,968Before him are John Stockwell (1961), June Foray (1917), Moe Berg (1902), Frank Silva (1950), Colin Hanks (1977), and James Hall (1811). After him are David E. Kelley (1956), Peter Riegert (1947), Bette Nesmith Graham (1924), John Randolph (1915), Zachary Levi (1980), and Glenn Branca (1948).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Ben Sharpsteen ranks 252Before him are Tim Miller (1964), Sally Menke (1953), John Lee Hancock (1956), William Cameron Menzies (1896), Wesley Ruggles (1889), and Tay Garnett (1894). After him are Chris Wedge (1957), Archie Mayo (1891), Ted Wilde (1889), Noah Baumbach (1969), Zalman King (1941), and James Gray (1969).