Colleen Dewhurst

1924 - 1991

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Colleen Rose Dewhurst (3 June 1924 – 22 August 1991) was a Canadian-American actress mostly known for theatre roles. She was a renowned interpreter of the works of Eugene O'Neill on the stage, and her career also encompassed film, early dramas on live television, and performances in Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival. One of her last roles was playing Marilla Cuthbert in the Kevin Sullivan television adaptations of the Anne of Green Gables series and her reprisal of the role in the subsequent TV series Road to Avonlea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colleen Dewhurst has received more than 1,824,361 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Colleen Dewhurst is the 3,063rd most popular actor (down from 2,657th in 2019), the 243rd most popular biography from Canada (down from 222nd in 2019) and the 76th most popular Canadian Actor.

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Among actors, Colleen Dewhurst ranks 3,063 out of 10,030Before her are Gina Carano, Diego Luna, Maggie Grace, William Smith, Bradley Whitford, and Misha Collins. After her are Doug McClure, Betsy Palmer, Michel Aumont, Ben McKenzie, Jackie Shroff, and Yuri Lyubimov.

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Among people born in 1924, Colleen Dewhurst ranks 234Before her are Bobo Brazil, Julio Musimessi, Yvonne Loriod, Leonard Rosenman, Karen Harup, and Heinz Müller. After her are Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber, Tatyana Lioznova, Emmanuel Scheffer, Anthony Caro, Ramón Castro Ruz, and Ferdinando Terruzzi. Among people deceased in 1991, Colleen Dewhurst ranks 135Before her are Vasco Pratolini, Jean Langlais, Sanmao, Elisaveta Bagriana, Nutan, and Northrop Frye. After her are Július Torma, Viviane Romance, Ronald Lacey, Hitoshi Igarashi, Wilhelm Hahnemann, and Robert Motherwell.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Colleen Dewhurst ranks 243 out of 1,130Before her are Louis St. Laurent (1882), Elias Koteas (1961), Paul Bley (1932), Northrop Frye (1912), Manly P. Hall (1901), and James LaBrie (1963). After her are John Diefenbaker (1895), Nia Vardalos (1962), Anne Hébert (1916), Xavier Dolan (1989), Garou (1972), and Phil Hartman (1948).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Colleen Dewhurst ranks 76Before her are Raymond Massey (1896), Patrick J. Adams (1981), Kim Coates (1958), Deborah Kara Unger (1966), Stephen Amell (1981), and Elias Koteas (1961). After her are Nia Vardalos (1962), Xavier Dolan (1989), Phil Hartman (1948), Natasha Henstridge (1974), Michael Ontkean (1946), and Kevin Durand (1974).

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