Broderick Crawford

1911 - 1986

Broderick Crawford

William Broderick Crawford (December 9, 1911 – April 26, 1986) was an American stage, film, radio, and television actor, often cast in tough-guy roles and best known for his Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning portrayal of Willie Stark in All the King's Men (1949) and for his starring role as Dan Mathews in the television series Highway Patrol (1955–1959).Until filming All the King's Men, Crawford's career had been largely limited to "B films" in supporting or character roles. He realized he did not fit the role of a handsome leading man, once describing himself as looking like a "retired pugilist". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Broderick Crawford has received more than 1,057,888 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,642nd most popular actor.

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  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.91

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Broderick Crawford ranks 2,607 out of 8,832Before him are Tony Ramos, Joss Ackland, Henry Gibson, Anthony Zerbe, Tony Leung Ka-fai, and Josephine Hull. After him are Louise Dresser, Graham McTavish, Yuri Lyubimov, Ben Cross, Alan Thicke, and Eric Dane.

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Among people born in 1911, Broderick Crawford ranks 160Before him are István Bibó, Milorad B. Protić, Jean Shiley, Maurice Schumann, Ján Cikker, and Enric Valor i Vives. After him are Martim Mércio da Silveira, Maclyn McCarty, Brian O'Nolan, Roy Rogers, Viktor Nekrasov, and Marie Braun. Among people deceased in 1986, Broderick Crawford ranks 133Before him are James H. Wilkinson, Roy Cohn, Peter Pears, Panagiotis Kanellopoulos, Keenan Wynn, and Harald Reinl. After him are Alberto Zorrilla, László Lékai, Étienne Mattler, Hermione Baddeley, Hank Mobley, and Murray Hamilton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Broderick Crawford ranks 4,312 out of 12,171Before him are Julia Gardiner Tyler (1820), Mary Lou Williams (1910), Pete Maravich (1947), Aron Ralston (1975), Mary McCarthy (1912), and Sterling Morrison (1942). After him are Louise Dresser (1878), Jesse Jane (1980), Eric Dane (1972), Lenny Bruce (1925), Glenn Danzig (1955), and John Garfield (1913).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Broderick Crawford ranks 1,265Before him are Joe Morton (1947), Katherine Kelly Lang (1961), Paul Reubens (1952), Henry Gibson (1935), Anthony Zerbe (1936), and Josephine Hull (1877). After him are Louise Dresser (1878), Eric Dane (1972), John Garfield (1913), Kristen Wiig (1973), Daniel Baldwin (1960), and Nick Cassavetes (1959).