Friz Freleng

1906 - 1995

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Isadore "Friz" Freleng (August 21, 1905 – May 26, 1995), credited as I. Freleng early in his career, was an American animator, cartoonist, director, producer, and composer known for his work at Warner Bros. Cartoons on the Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of cartoons. He introduced and/or developed several of the studio's biggest stars, including Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Tweety, Sylvester, Yosemite Sam (to whom he was said to bear more than a passing resemblance), and Speedy Gonzales. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Friz Freleng has received more than 703,749 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Friz Freleng is the 597th most popular film director (down from 586th in 2019), the 3,861st most popular biography from United States (down from 3,662nd in 2019) and the 158th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Friz Freleng ranks 597 out of 1,580Before him are Frederick Wiseman, Paul Grimault, Georges Lautner, Aleksei Yuryevich German, James Whale, and Uli Edel. After him are Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Jerry Schatzberg, Osamu Dezaki, Robert Rodriguez, Andrew Niccol, and Jean-Jacques Beineix.

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Among people born in 1906, Friz Freleng ranks 161Before him are Pietro Serantoni, Edward Ochab, Olena Teliha, Hamazasp Babadzhanian, Yakov Malik, and Andrey Nikolayevich Tikhonov. After him are Eraldo Monzeglio, Eddie Albert, Bob King, Tuvia Bielski, Dmitry Likhachov, and Johnny Hodges. Among people deceased in 1995, Friz Freleng ranks 131Before him are James Samuel Coleman, Dmitri Shepilov, Josef Hügi, Abdul Ali Mazari, Gisela Mauermayer, and Mickey Mantle. After him are Józef Maria Bocheński, Willem Frederik Hermans, Oles Honchar, Georges Candilis, Heinrich Sutermeister, and Jüri Järvet.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Friz Freleng ranks 3,861 out of 15,968Before him are Mickey Mantle (1931), Mike Bongiorno (1924), Rhea Perlman (1948), Jennie Garth (1972), Eric Carle (1929), and Ray Wise (1947). After him are Mehmet Oz (1960), Seann William Scott (1976), James Turrell (1943), Richard C. Tolman (1881), Carlos Lopes (1947), and Tony Goldwyn (1960).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Friz Freleng ranks 158Before him are Robert Z. Leonard (1889), Martin Brest (1951), Joe Johnston (1950), Ryan Murphy (1965), David O. Russell (1958), and Frederick Wiseman (1930). After him are Jerry Schatzberg (1927), Robert Rodriguez (1968), Richard Linklater (1960), Peter Hyams (1943), Stan Winston (1946), and Burt Kennedy (1922).