Cecil B. DeMille

1881 - 1959

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Cecil Blount DeMille (; August 12, 1881 – January 21, 1959) was an American film director and producer. Between 1914 and 1958, he made 70 features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged as a founding father of the American cinema and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cecil B. DeMille has received more than 2,615,166 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Cecil B. DeMille is the 234th most popular film director (up from 247th in 2019), the 1,541st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,599th in 2019) and the 69th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Cecil B. DeMille ranks 234 out of 1,580Before him are Věra Chytilová, Mario Monicelli, Mauritz Stiller, Richard Fleischer, Russ Meyer, and Liliana Cavani. After him are Joseph Losey, Sven Nykvist, Youssef Chahine, Robert J. Flaherty, Tex Avery, and Frank Darabont.

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Among people born in 1881, Cecil B. DeMille ranks 54Before him are Ernst Gräfenberg, P. G. Wodehouse, William Boeing, Victor Klemperer, Giovanni Papini, and Vincenzo Peruggia. After him are Artur Phleps, Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Mikhail Larionov, Franz Gürtner, King Oliver, and Max Pechstein. Among people deceased in 1959, Cecil B. DeMille ranks 35Before him are Sidney Bechet, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Wanda Landowska, Raphael Lemkin, Ernest Bloch, and Olga Knipper. After him are Edmond Debeaumarché, Lester Young, Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Imre Schlosser, Rudolf Caracciola, and Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Cecil B. DeMille ranks 1,541 out of 15,968Before him are Alan Silvestri (1950), Mickey Cohen (1913), Janet Gaynor (1906), Paul Krugman (1953), Izzy Stradlin (1962), and Edward W. Morley (1838). After him are James Oliver Curwood (1878), Joseph Losey (1909), Avery Brundage (1887), Henry Rollins (1961), Ben Carson (1951), and Temple Grandin (1947).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Cecil B. DeMille ranks 69Before him are Steven Soderbergh (1963), Edwin S. Porter (1870), Roger Corman (1926), Stanley Kramer (1913), Richard Fleischer (1916), and Russ Meyer (1922). After him are Joseph Losey (1909), Robert J. Flaherty (1884), Tex Avery (1908), George Stevens (1904), Saul Bass (1920), and Henry King (1886).