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. He 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 2,410,791 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Bubba Smith is the 748th most popular actor (down from 477th in 2019), the 1,380th most popular biography from United States (down from 977th in 2019) and the 373rd 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 748 out of 10,030Before him are Stephen Boyd, Robin Wright, Emmy Göring, Song Hye-rim, Daniel Radcliffe, and Greer Garson. After him are Mildred Harris, Sebastian Shaw, Ida Rubinstein, James Mason, Edward G. Robinson, and Ben Gazzara.

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Among people born in 1945, Bubba Smith ranks 66Before him are Anselm Kiefer, Debbie Harry, Marsha P. Johnson, Laurent Gbagbo, Jeremy Rifkin, and Ilija Petković. After him are Graça Machel, Massimo Moratti, Dirk Benedict, José Feliciano, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, and Yochanan Vollach. Among people deceased in 2011, Bubba Smith ranks 59Before him are Ante Marković, Har Gobind Khorana, Tom Gehrels, Maria Altmann, Michael Cacoyannis, and Betty Ford. After him are Itamar Franco, Walter Bonatti, Amy Winehouse, Herbert A. Hauptman, Maria Schneider, and Masahiro Hamazaki.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bubba Smith ranks 1,380 out of 15,968Before him are William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), Paul Berg (1926), Betty Ford (1918), Barnett Newman (1905), and Aileen Wuornos (1956). After him are Mildred Harris (1901), Joseph Franklin Rutherford (1869), Robert Whittaker (1920), Herbert Blomstedt (1927), Clark L. Hull (1884), and Thomas Schelling (1921).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bubba Smith ranks 373Before him are Matthew Perry (1969), William H. Macy (1950), Robert Conrad (1935), Paul L. Smith (1936), Hal Holbrook (1925), and Robin Wright (1966). After him are Mildred Harris (1901), Ben Gazzara (1930), Robert Patrick (1958), Mark Ruffalo (1967), Dirk Benedict (1945), and Val Kilmer (1959).

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