Edward Herrmann

1943 - 2014

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Edward Kirk Herrmann (July 21, 1943 – December 31, 2014) was an American actor, director, and writer. He was perhaps best known for his portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt in both the miniseries Eleanor and Franklin (1976) and 1982 film musical Annie, Richard Gilmore in Amy Sherman-Palladino's comedy-drama series Gilmore Girls (2000–2007), and a ubiquitous narrator for historical programs on The History Channel and in such PBS productions as Nova. He was also known as a spokesman for Dodge automobiles in the 1990s.Herrmann started working in theatre on Broadway in 1972 with his debut in Moonchildren alongside James Woods. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Herrmann has received more than 5,167,638 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Edward Herrmann is the 1,520th most popular actor (up from 1,585th in 2019), the 2,694th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,857th in 2019) and the 747th most popular American Actor.

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  • 3.61

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Among actors, Edward Herrmann ranks 1,520 out of 10,030Before him are Philippe Nahon, Marcia Gay Harden, Xander Berkeley, John Leguizamo, Jean-Pierre Aumont, and Néstor Almendros. After him are Linda Kozlowski, Terry Crews, Matthew Modine, David Soul, Julia Ormond, and Viveca Lindfors.

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Among people born in 1943, Edward Herrmann ranks 169Before him are Winston Groom, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, Lucio Battisti, Eduardo Mendoza Garriga, David Morrell, and Wallace Shawn. After him are David Soul, Ian Kershaw, Luis Eduardo Aute, Rolf Stommelen, Ramón Sampedro, and Raphael. Among people deceased in 2014, Edward Herrmann ranks 119Before him are Wolfhart Pannenberg, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Marina Ginestà, Manuel Uribe, Karlheinz Deschner, and Magda Olivero. After him are Gloria Leonard, Tatiana Samoilova, Ralph Waite, Horace Silver, Alice Babs, and Cristina Deutekom.

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Among people born in United States, Edward Herrmann ranks 2,694 out of 15,968Before him are Marcia Gay Harden (1959), Xander Berkeley (1955), William Levada (1936), Nathan Homer Knorr (1905), Cissy Houston (1933), and Dinah Washington (1924). After him are Linda Kozlowski (1958), Terry Crews (1968), James E. Webb (1906), Matthew Modine (1959), David Soul (1943), and Benjamin West (1738).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Edward Herrmann ranks 747Before him are Jill St. John (1940), Fess Parker (1924), Jeffrey Hunter (1926), Wallace Shawn (1943), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), and Xander Berkeley (1955). After him are Linda Kozlowski (1958), Terry Crews (1968), Matthew Modine (1959), David Soul (1943), Tom Savini (1946), and Betty Grable (1916).

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