David Niven

1910 - 1983

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James David Graham Niven (; 1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983) was a British actor, memoirist, and novelist. Niven 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 6,503,128 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). David Niven is the 282nd most popular actor (down from 267th in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 398th in 2019) and the 41st 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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  • 4.35

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  • 4.97

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Among actors, David Niven ranks 282 out of 10,030Before him are Ryan O'Neal, Danny Trejo, Mireille Darc, Romina Power, Kevin Spacey, and Melina Mercouri. After him are Lon Chaney, Sean Penn, Goldie Hawn, Glenn Close, Bibi Andersson, and Martin Landau.

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Among people born in 1910, David Niven ranks 16Before him are Konrad Zuse, Jean Genet, Paulette Goddard, Ronald Coase, Walter Schellenberg, and Eric Berne. After him are Kurt Meyer, Gerda Taro, William Hanna, Dorothy Hodgkin, Jacques Monod, and Samuel Barber. Among people deceased in 1983, David Niven ranks 12Before him are Umberto II of Italy, Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Felix Bloch, and Buckminster Fuller. After him are Arthur Koestler, Raymond Aron, Nikolai Podgorny, Meyer Lansky, Gerhard Barkhorn, and Alfred Tarski.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, David Niven ranks 404 out of 6,924Before him are Angus Young (1955), Joshua Reynolds (1723), Æthelred I, King of Wessex (837), Frank Whittle (1907), George Paget Thomson (1892), and James I of Scotland (1394). After him are Richard Attenborough (1923), Robert Fripp (1946), A. J. Cronin (1896), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Hugh Grant (1960), and William Kidd (1645).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, David Niven ranks 41Before him are Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Ian McShane (1942), Benny Hill (1924), Alec Guinness (1914), and Peter Sellers (1925). After him are Hugh Grant (1960), Albert Finney (1936), Ralph Fiennes (1962), Colin Firth (1960), Olivia Newton-John (1948), and Deborah Kerr (1921).

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