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David Niven

1910 - 1983

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Lieutenant Colonel James David Graham Niven (; 1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was a British actor, soldier, memoirist, and novelist. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Major Pollock in Separate Tables (1958). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Niven has received more than 7,617,039 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia. David Niven is the 275th most popular actor (up from 282nd in 2019), the 383rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 404th in 2019) and the 45th most popular British Actor.

David Niven was an English actor, writer, and soldier. He was most famous for his roles in the films The Guns of Navarone, The Pink Panther, and Around the World in 80 Days.

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Among actors, David Niven ranks 275 out of 9,996Before him are Thespis, Pierre Richard, Salman Khan, Liza Minnelli, Sylvia Kristel, and Richard Widmark. After him are Mads Mikkelsen, Robert Mitchum, Leonard Nimoy, Romina Power, John Malkovich, and Richard Kiel.

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Among people born in 1910, David Niven ranks 16Before him are Jean Genet, Paulette Goddard, Django Reinhardt, Walter Schellenberg, Gerda Taro, and Ronald Coase. After him are Jacques Monod, Eric Berne, Dorothy Hodgkin, Dominique Pire, Chiang Ching-kuo, and Kurt Meyer. Among people deceased in 1983, David Niven ranks 11Before him are Leopold III of Belgium, Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, and Jon Brower Minnoch. After him are Meyer Lansky, Nikolai Podgorny, Felix Bloch, Arthur Koestler, Raymond Aron, and Albert Claude.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Niven ranks 383 out of 7,765Before him are Charles Lyell (1797), Angela Lansbury (1925), Calico Jack (1682), Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg (1887), Robert Burns (1759), and Bonnie Tyler (1951). After him are Henry Moore (1898), Benjamin Graham (1894), Mary Read (1695), Thomas Cook (1808), John le Carré (1931), and Beatrix Potter (1866).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Niven ranks 45Before him are Ian McShane (1942), Colin Firth (1960), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Ralph Fiennes (1962), Sam Neill (1947), and Angela Lansbury (1925). After him are Ian Holm (1931), Robbie Coltrane (1950), Deborah Kerr (1921), Hugh Grant (1960), Kate Winslet (1975), and Charles Dance (1946).

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