Clara Bow

1905 - 1965

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Clara Gordon Bow (; July 29, 1905 – September 27, 1965) was an American actress who rose to stardom during the silent film era of the 1920s and successfully made the transition to "talkies" in 1929. Her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl". Bow came to personify the Roaring Twenties and is described as its leading sex symbol.Bow appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including hits such as Mantrap (1926), It (1927), and Wings (1927). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clara Bow has received more than 2,352,353 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Clara Bow is the 1,078th most popular actor (down from 904th in 2019), the 2,000th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,742nd in 2019) and the 532nd most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Clara Bow ranks 1,078 out of 10,030Before her are John Barrymore, Katrina Kaif, Ving Rhames, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Alfred Molina, and Anne Meara. After her are Lilli Palmer, Dyanne Thorne, Don Taylor, Eva Mendes, Rachel McAdams, and Anny Ondra.

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Among people born in 1905, Clara Bow ranks 76Before her are André Jolivet, Anna May Wong, Emílio Garrastazu Médici, Angelo Schiavio, Jean-Marie Villot, and Takeo Fukuda. After her are George H. Hitchings, Joseph Kosma, Attila József, George Kelly, Federica Montseny, and Chen Yun. Among people deceased in 1965, Clara Bow ranks 42Before her are Fan Noli, Edgard Varèse, Mehdi Ben Barka, Corrado Gini, Sydney Chaplin, and Angelica Balabanoff. After her are Carl Værnet, Carl Oberg, Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, Hans Knappertsbusch, Otozō Yamada, and Georges Gurvitch.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Clara Bow ranks 2,000 out of 15,968Before her are Eric Adams (1952), Reinhold Niebuhr (1892), Edie Sedgwick (1943), Ken Wilber (1949), Richard Brooks (1912), and W. Eugene Smith (1918). After her are Upton Sinclair (1878), Robert C. Merton (1944), Dyanne Thorne (1936), Peter Agre (1949), Don Taylor (1920), and Mahalia Jackson (1911).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Clara Bow ranks 532Before her are Kelly McGillis (1957), Cyd Charisse (1922), Holly Hunter (1958), John Barrymore (1882), Ving Rhames (1959), and Anne Meara (1929). After her are Dyanne Thorne (1936), Don Taylor (1920), Eva Mendes (1974), Lionel Stander (1908), Ian Somerhalder (1978), and Linda Evans (1942).

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