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Denver Pyle

1920 - 1997

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Denver Dell Pyle (May 11, 1920 – December 25, 1997) was an American film and television actor and director. He was well known for a number of TV roles from the 1960s through the 1980s, including his portrayal of Briscoe Darling in several episodes of The Andy Griffith Show, as Jesse Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard from 1979 to 1985, as Mad Jack in the NBC television series The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams, and as the titular character's father, Buck Webb, in CBS's The Doris Day Show. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Denver Pyle has received more than 2,808,406 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Denver Pyle is the 3,302nd most popular actor (down from 3,260th in 2019), the 5,114th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,184th in 2019) and the 1,562nd most popular American Actor.

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  • 20

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  • 3.56

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Among actors, Denver Pyle ranks 3,302 out of 9,996Before him are Rajinikanth, Richard O'Brien, Moses Gunn, Ricky Hui, Roshan Seth, and Catherine Schell. After him are Lupu Pick, Ossie Davis, Ray Cooney, Lance Kinsey, Leo Penn, and Jack Angel.

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Among people born in 1920, Denver Pyle ranks 228Before him are Gerda Lerner, Eiji Okada, Nilde Iotti, Musa Anter, Anne-Cath. Vestly, and Ronald Speirs. After him are Nadir Afonso, Julien Ries, Ignatius IV of Antioch, Françoise d'Eaubonne, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, and Godfrey Binaisa. Among people deceased in 1997, Denver Pyle ranks 162Before him are James Krüss, Robert Pinget, William Hickey, Juan Burgueño, Tony Williams, and Shinichi Hoshi. After him are Mohammad-Ali Jamalzadeh, Jurek Becker, Arthur Machado, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jarl Kulle, and Adriana Caselotti.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Denver Pyle ranks 5,114 out of 18,182Before him are Drew Gilpin Faust (1947), Ruth Teitelbaum (1924), Moses Gunn (1929), Mary Agnes Chase (1869), Walter Bedell Smith (1895), and Vanilla Ice (1967). After him are Lightnin' Hopkins (1912), Ossie Davis (1917), Arthur Dove (1880), D'arcy Wretzky (1968), Joe Simon (1913), and Eydie Gormé (1928).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Denver Pyle ranks 1,562Before him are Leila Hyams (1905), Pamela Tiffin (1942), Mark Pellegrino (1965), Paula Patton (1975), Eileen Heckart (1919), and Moses Gunn (1929). After him are Ossie Davis (1917), Leo Penn (1921), Jack Angel (1930), Dabney Coleman (1932), Kathleen Quinlan (1954), and Ty Burrell (1967).

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