Ellen Albertini Dow

1913 - 2015

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Ellen Rose Albertini Dow (November 16, 1913 – May 4, 2015) was an American film and television character actress and drama coach. She portrayed feisty old ladies and is best known as the rapping grandmother Rosie in The Wedding Singer (1998), performing "Rapper's Delight". Dow's other film roles include elderly lady Mary Cleary who "outs" her grandson in Wedding Crashers, Disco Dottie in 54, the recipient of Christopher Lloyd's character's slapstick in Radioland Murders and a choir nun in Sister Act. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ellen Albertini Dow has received more than 764,381 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ellen Albertini Dow is the 3,970th most popular actor (down from 3,548th in 2019), the 6,183rd most popular biography from United States and the 1,938th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Ellen Albertini Dow ranks 3,970 out of 10,030Before her are Inger Stevens, M. C. Gainey, Josh Lucas, Arianna Huffington, Leon Lai, and Natalia Bessmertnova. After her are Harve Presnell, Robert Harron, Gilbert Roland, Maggie Wheeler, Eddie Cantor, and Hank Mann.

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Among people born in 1913, Ellen Albertini Dow ranks 221Before her are Julius Döpfner, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Félicien Marceau, Josef Stroh, Fritz Keller, and Harry Andersson. After her are Hans-Peter Tschudi, Taos Amrouche, Guillermo Haro, Sándor Tarics, Ferenc Csik, and Anna Lee. Among people deceased in 2015, Ellen Albertini Dow ranks 269Before her are Gunther Schuller, Nirmala Joshi, Franjo Mihalić, Gamal El-Ghitani, Amparo Baró, and Corneliu Vadim Tudor. After her are Jonah Lomu, Gerrit Voorting, Jerry Weintraub, Boris Morukov, Ibrahim Biogradlić, and Keith Michell.

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Among people born in United States, Ellen Albertini Dow ranks 6,183 out of 15,968Before her are Vanessa del Rio (1952), Josh Lucas (1971), Benjamin Smith Barton (1766), Henry Clay Frick (1849), John Green (1977), and Tim Miller (1964). After her are David Weber (1952), Harve Presnell (1933), Robert Harron (1893), Taboo (1975), Maggie Wheeler (1961), and Eddie Cantor (1892).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ellen Albertini Dow ranks 1,938Before her are Troian Bellisario (1985), John Schneider (1960), James Morrison (1954), John McIntire (1907), M. C. Gainey (1948), and Josh Lucas (1971). After her are Harve Presnell (1933), Robert Harron (1893), Maggie Wheeler (1961), Eddie Cantor (1892), Ben Foster (1980), and Piper Perabo (1976).

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