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David Carradine

1936 - 2009

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David Carradine ( KARR-ə-deen; born John Arthur Carradine Jr.; December 8, 1936 – June 3, 2009) was an American actor best known for playing martial arts roles. He is perhaps best known as the star of the 1970s television series Kung Fu, playing Kwai Chang Caine, a peace-loving Shaolin monk travelling through the American Old West. He also portrayed the title character in both of the Kill Bill films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Carradine has received more than 12,234,963 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). David Carradine is the 205th most popular actor (down from 174th in 2019), the 380th most popular biography from United States (down from 340th in 2019) and the 99th most popular American Actor.

David Carradine is most famous for his role as Kwai Chang Caine in the 1970s television series Kung Fu.

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  • 52

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  • 5.03

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  • 4.36

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Among actors, David Carradine ranks 205 out of 9,996Before him are Dolph Lundgren, Paulette Goddard, Antonio Banderas, David Suchet, Faye Dunaway, and Rock Hudson. After him are Kathy Bates, Kurt Russell, Nicole Kidman, Kevin Costner, Jeff Bridges, and Shirley Temple.

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Among people born in 1936, David Carradine ranks 18Before him are Valery Legasov, Mikhail Tal, John McCain, Barry Barish, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, and Robert Woodrow Wilson. After him are Barack Obama Sr., F. W. de Klerk, Harald zur Hausen, Richard Bach, Dennis Hopper, and Wilt Chamberlain. Among people deceased in 2009, David Carradine ranks 8Before him are Patrick Swayze, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Kim Dae-jung, Paul Samuelson, Pina Bausch, and Roh Moo-hyun. After him are Aage Bohr, Maurice Jarre, Millvina Dean, Farrah Fawcett, Mercedes Sosa, and Ted Kennedy.

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Among people born in United States, David Carradine ranks 380 out of 18,182Before him are Jennifer Lopez (1969), George Herbert Mead (1863), Dan Brown (1964), Zachary Taylor (1784), Kurt Cobain (1967), and Dian Fossey (1932). After him are Kathy Bates (1948), Chet Baker (1929), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Kurt Russell (1951), Nicole Kidman (1967), and Kevin Costner (1955).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, David Carradine ranks 99Before him are Robert Forster (1941), Jack Lemmon (1925), Mickey Rourke (1952), Paulette Goddard (1910), Faye Dunaway (1941), and Rock Hudson (1925). After him are Kathy Bates (1948), Kurt Russell (1951), Nicole Kidman (1967), Kevin Costner (1955), Jeff Bridges (1949), and Shirley Temple (1928).

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