Donald Pleasence

1919 - 1995

Donald Pleasence

Donald Henry Pleasence (; 5 October 1919 – 2 February 1995) was an English actor. He began his career onstage in his native Britain before transitioning into a screen career, where he played numerous supporting and character roles including RAF Flight Lieutenant Colin Blythe in The Great Escape (1963), the villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the James Bond film You Only Live Twice (1967), SEN 5241 in THX 1138 (1971), and the deranged Clarence "Doc" Tydon in Wake in Fright (1971). Pleasence gained widespread recognition for his role as psychiatrist Dr Samuel Loomis in Halloween (1978) and four of its sequels, a role for which he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Donald Pleasence has received more than 2,824,644 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 267th most popular actor.

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Among actors, Donald Pleasence ranks 266 out of 8,832Before him are Kurt Russell, Faye Dunaway, Richard Harris, Michael Keaton, Kevin Spacey, and Bryan Cranston. After him are Reese Witherspoon, Frances Farmer, David Niven, Goldie Hawn, Richard Kiel, and Lana Turner.

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Among people born in 1919, Donald Pleasence ranks 14Before him are Desmond Doss, Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, Fausto Coppi, Nat King Cole, and Georgios Papadopoulos. After him are Margot Fonteyn, Siad Barre, Gerhard Barkhorn, Lino Ventura, Choi Kyu-hah, and Iris Murdoch. Among people deceased in 1995, Donald Pleasence ranks 16Before him are Eugene Wigner, Gunnar Nordahl, Adolf Butenandt, Dean Martin, Hannes Alfvén, and Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. After him are Lana Turner, Fred Perry, Siad Barre, Aziz Nesin, William Alfred Fowler, and Ginger Rogers.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Donald Pleasence ranks 395 out of 5,347Before him are Jim Clark (1936), Henry Hudson (1570), Randal Cremer (1828), Kate Bush (1958), Graham Hill (1929), and Æthelwulf, King of Wessex (795). After him are John Smith (1580), Ben Jonson (1572), David Niven (1910), Ian Gillan (1945), David Beckham (1975), and Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Donald Pleasence ranks 38Before him are Angela Lansbury (1925), Ian McShane (1942), Jeremy Irons (1948), Timothy Dalton (1946), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), and Patrick Stewart (1940). After him are David Niven (1910), Colin Firth (1960), Alec Guinness (1914), Albert Finney (1936), Deborah Kerr (1921), and Ian Holm (1931).