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Bubba Smith

1945 - 2011

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Charles Aaron Smith (February 28, 1945 – August 3, 2011), commonly known as Bubba Smith, was an American football defensive end and actor. He first came into prominence at Michigan State University, where he twice earned All-American honors on the Spartans football team. Smith had a major role in a 10–10 tie with Notre Dame in 1966 that was billed as "The Game of the Century." He is one of only six players to have his jersey number retired by the program. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bubba Smith has received more than 2,707,985 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Bubba Smith is the 641st most popular actor (up from 748th in 2019), the 1,182nd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,379th in 2019) and the 316th most popular American Actor.

Bubba Smith was most famous for being a defensive end for the Oakland Raiders in the 1970s.

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Among actors, Bubba Smith ranks 641 out of 9,996Before him are Val Kilmer, Mylène Demongeot, Nastassja Kinski, Scarlett Johansson, Dirk Benedict, and Cliff Robertson. After him are Scott Wilson, Dennis Quaid, Elizabeth Montgomery, Andrew Garfield, Morgan Fairchild, and Wentworth Miller.

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Among people born in 1945, Bubba Smith ranks 62Before him are Nikita Mikhalkov, Carmen Maura, Bryan Ferry, Joël Robuchon, Phil Jackson, and Dirk Benedict. After him are Pete Townshend, Dennis Rader, Joseph Kosuth, Laurent Gbagbo, Linda Lee Cadwell, and Ken Hensley. Among people deceased in 2011, Bubba Smith ranks 48Before him are Tomislav Ivić, Baruj Benacerraf, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Madame Nhu, Alberto Granado, and Cliff Robertson. After him are Michael Cacoyannis, Jorge Semprún, Maria Altmann, Ernesto Sabato, Leonora Carrington, and Michael Gough.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bubba Smith ranks 1,182 out of 18,182Before him are John Cena (1977), Dirk Benedict (1945), James Ivory (1928), Cliff Robertson (1923), Tess Gerritsen (1953), and Irving Stone (1903). After him are Clive Cussler (1931), Robert S. Mulliken (1896), Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Scott Wilson (1942), Frank Sheeran (1920), and Dennis Quaid (1954).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bubba Smith ranks 316Before him are Hal Holbrook (1925), Bill Pullman (1953), Val Kilmer (1959), Scarlett Johansson (1984), Dirk Benedict (1945), and Cliff Robertson (1923). After him are Scott Wilson (1942), Dennis Quaid (1954), Elizabeth Montgomery (1933), Andrew Garfield (1983), Morgan Fairchild (1950), and Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967).

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