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Charles Grodin

1935 - 2021

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Charles Sidney Grodin (April 21, 1935 – May 18, 2021) was an American actor, comedian, author, and television talk show host. Known for his deadpan delivery and often cast as a put-upon straight man, Grodin became familiar as a supporting actor in many Hollywood comedies of the era. After a small part in Rosemary's Baby in 1968, he played the lead in Elaine May's The Heartbreak Kid (1972) where he received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Grodin has received more than 4,187,430 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Charles Grodin is the 1,406th most popular actor (up from 1,498th in 2019), the 2,461st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,663rd in 2019) and the 680th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Charles Grodin ranks 1,406 out of 9,996Before him are Leslie Caron, Tatiana Samoilova, Lin Shaye, Zac Efron, Lynda Carter, and Vladimir Menshov. After him are Rachel Félix, Ciarán Hinds, J. T. Walsh, Robert Downey Sr., Chris Pine, and Zbigniew Cybulski.

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Among people born in 1935, Charles Grodin ranks 109Before him are André Brink, John Phillips, Robert Silverberg, Mário Coluna, Chaim Topol, and Bruno Sammartino. After him are Paula Rego, Nikos Sampson, Wang Hongwen, Jerry Fodor, Mario Camus, and Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr. Among people deceased in 2021, Charles Grodin ranks 176Before him are Poul Schlüter, Hugo Maradona, Michael Apted, Bronius Kutavičius, Pilar Bardem, and Vladimir Menshov. After him are Robert Downey Sr., Hank Aaron, Dani Karavan, Charles Konan Banny, Ronald Inglehart, and Jaan Kaplinski.

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Among people born in United States, Charles Grodin ranks 2,461 out of 18,182Before him are Zac Efron (1987), Paul Milgrom (1948), Allan Kaprow (1927), Lynda Carter (1951), King Oliver (1881), and Ross Macdonald (1915). After him are Shirley Jackson (1916), Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921), Richard R. Schrock (1945), J. T. Walsh (1943), Robert Downey Sr. (1936), and Chris Pine (1980).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Charles Grodin ranks 680Before him are Felicity Huffman (1962), Louis Gossett Jr. (1936), Karen Allen (1951), Lin Shaye (1943), Zac Efron (1987), and Lynda Carter (1951). After him are J. T. Walsh (1943), Robert Downey Sr. (1936), Chris Pine (1980), Tina Aumont (1946), Barbara Bain (1931), and Katherine Heigl (1978).

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