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 traveling through the American Old West. He also portrayed the title character of both of the Kill Bill films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Carradine has received more than 10,632,352 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). David Carradine is the 174th most popular actor (up from 181st in 2019), the 340th most popular biography from United States (up from 355th in 2019) and the 91st 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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Among actors, David Carradine ranks 174 out of 10,030Before him are Rock Hudson, Rudolph Valentino, Caitlyn Jenner, Martin Sheen, David Suchet, and Anita Ekberg. After him are Russell Crowe, Gary Oldman, Vanessa Redgrave, Jerry Lewis, Jane Birkin, and Angelina Jolie.

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Among people born in 1936, David Carradine ranks 15Before him are Andrei Chikatilo, Valery Legasov, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Amancio Ortega, Mikhail Tal, and Wilt Chamberlain. After him are Barack Obama Sr., Richard Bach, John McCain, F. W. de Klerk, Dennis Hopper, and Robert Woodrow Wilson. Among people deceased in 2009, David Carradine ranks 7Before him are Michael Jackson, Patrick Swayze, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Kim Dae-jung, Pina Bausch, and Paul Samuelson. After him are Roh Moo-hyun, Aage Bohr, Millvina Dean, Maurice Jarre, Farrah Fawcett, and Ted Kennedy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Carradine ranks 340 out of 15,968Before him are Joe Frazier (1944), Martin Sheen (1940), Pete Conrad (1930), Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958), Stevie Wonder (1950), and Andrew Johnson (1808). After him are James A. Garfield (1831), Jerry Lewis (1926), Kurt Cobain (1967), Paul Auster (1947), Angelina Jolie (1975), and Richard Bach (1936).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, David Carradine ranks 91Before him are Nick Nolte (1941), Kevin Costner (1955), Ben Affleck (1972), Rock Hudson (1925), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), and Martin Sheen (1940). After him are Jerry Lewis (1926), Angelina Jolie (1975), Anthony Perkins (1932), Montgomery Clift (1920), Dennis Hopper (1936), and Kathy Bates (1948).

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