Carole Lombard

1908 - 1942

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Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Lombard 23rd on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Born into a wealthy family, Lombard was raised by her single mother. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carole Lombard has received more than 6,197,509 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Carole Lombard is the 487th most popular actor (down from 362nd in 2019), the 889th most popular biography from United States (down from 687th in 2019) and the 241st most popular American Actor.

Carole Lombard was an American actress who was popular during the 1930s and 1940s. She is most famous for her comedic roles in films such as Twentieth Century, My Man Godfrey, and Nothing Sacred.

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  • 6.2M

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  • 63.44

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.73

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Carole Lombard ranks 487 out of 13,578Before her are Ginger Rogers, Steve Buscemi, Michael Lonsdale, Linda Hamilton, Ingrid Thulin, and Winona Ryder. After her are John Holmes, Courteney Cox, James Cromwell, Christian Clavier, Klaus Maria Brandauer, and Carole Bouquet.

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Among people born in 1908, Carole Lombard ranks 38Before her are Werner von Haeften, Manoel de Oliveira, David Lean, William Saroyan, Arthur Adamov, and Dmitry Ustinov. After her are Cesare Pavese, Willard Libby, Tameo Ide, Günther Prien, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Alfred Hershey. Among people deceased in 1942, Carole Lombard ranks 26Before her are Irène Némirovsky, Hans-Joachim Marseille, Sabina Spielrein, Yanka Kupala, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, and Kārlis Ulmanis. After her are Hector Guimard, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Herschel Grynszpan, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Prince George, Duke of Kent, and Jozef Gabčík.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carole Lombard ranks 889 out of 20,380Before her are John Clauser (1942), Michelle Obama (1964), Clifford Geertz (1926), Winona Ryder (1971), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), and Murray Gell-Mann (1929). After her are John Holmes (1944), Courteney Cox (1964), Leon Uris (1924), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), William Hanna (1910), and Hermann Joseph Muller (1890).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Carole Lombard ranks 241Before her are Matthew McConaughey (1969), Jason Robards (1922), Ginger Rogers (1911), Steve Buscemi (1957), Linda Hamilton (1956), and Winona Ryder (1971). After her are John Holmes (1944), Courteney Cox (1964), James Cromwell (1940), Larry Hagman (1931), Jennifer Connelly (1970), and Richard Crenna (1926).

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