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Carole Lombard

1908 - 1942

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Carole Lombard (born Jane Alice Peters; October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress, particularly noted for her energetic, often off-beat roles in screwball comedies. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Lombard 23rd on its list of the greatest female stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Lombard was born into a wealthy family in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but was raised in Los Angeles by her single mother. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carole Lombard has received more than 4,919,726 page views. Her biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Carole Lombard is the 363rd most popular actor (up from 372nd in 2019), the 687th most popular biography from United States (up from 730th in 2019) and the 187th 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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  • 54

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  • 4.34

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  • 4.82

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Among actors, Carole Lombard ranks 363 out of 9,996Before her are Brandon Lee, Tim Robbins, Ellen Burstyn, Penélope Cruz, Don Johnson, and Charlize Theron. After her are Albert Finney, Sammo Hung, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Bourvil, Jürgen Prochnow, and Chris Hemsworth.

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Among people born in 1908, Carole Lombard ranks 30Before her are David Oistrakh, David Lean, Nelson Rockefeller, Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Joseph McCarthy, and Franz Stangl. After her are Manoel de Oliveira, William Saroyan, Dmitry Ustinov, Werner von Haeften, Hannes Alfvén, and Willard Libby. Among people deceased in 1942, Carole Lombard ranks 21Before her are Fritz Todt, Franz Boas, Richard Willstätter, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, Irène Némirovsky, and François Darlan. After her are Sabina Spielrein, Hector Guimard, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, Jozef Gabčík, Bruno Schulz, and Hans-Joachim Marseille.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Carole Lombard ranks 687 out of 18,182Before her are Bing Crosby (1903), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Don Johnson (1949), Michael Bloomberg (1942), Donald A. Glaser (1926), and Robert Ludlum (1927). After her are Robert Altman (1925), Bill de Blasio (1961), John Irving (1942), Joe Louis (1914), Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), and Chick Corea (1941).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Carole Lombard ranks 187Before her are Nancy Reagan (1921), Frances McDormand (1957), Brandon Lee (1965), Tim Robbins (1958), Ellen Burstyn (1932), and Don Johnson (1949). After her are Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), Robert Downey Jr. (1965), John Goodman (1952), Roy Scheider (1932), Frances Farmer (1913), and Gloria Swanson (1899).

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