George Albert Smith

1864 - 1959

George Albert Smith

George Albert Smith (4 January 1864 – 17 May 1959) was an English stage hypnotist, psychic, magic lantern lecturer, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, inventor and a key member of the loose association of early film pioneers dubbed the Brighton School by French film historian Georges Sadoul. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Albert Smith has received more than 176,127 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 707th most popular film director.

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  • 15

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  • 4.84

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  • 1.80

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Among film directors, George Albert Smith ranks 709 out of 1,305Before him are Gregory Hoblit, Helmut Käutner, Aleksander Ford, Sergey Obraztsov, Xie Jin, and Giuliano Montaldo. After him are Roger Spottiswoode, Dennis Dugan, Dan O'Bannon, Michel Deville, Ildikó Enyedi, and Jeannot Szwarc.

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Among people born in 1864, George Albert Smith ranks 95Before him are Eemil Nestor Setälä, Juhan Liiv, Marguerite Durand, Leonard Hobhouse, John Walter Gregory, and Karl Neukirch. After him are Frances Cleveland, Herman Heijermans, Vera Komissarzhevskaya, Willoughby Hamilton, Einar Benediktsson, and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh. Among people deceased in 1959, George Albert Smith ranks 108Before him are Edmund Goulding, Roald Larsen, William D. Leahy, Ernst Fast, Maxwell Anderson, and Eero Lehtonen. After him are Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda, William J. Donovan, Jacob Epstein, Boris Eikhenbaum, Edmund Gwenn, and Irakli Tsereteli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Albert Smith ranks 2,590 out of 5,347Before him are Mary Renault (1905), William Lawes (1602), Roy Harper (1941), Charles Winslow (1888), Rachel Ward (1957), and Charles Wyville Thomson (1830). After him are Chiwetel Ejiofor (1977), Neil Bartlett (1932), William Shanks (null), Thomas Morley (1557), Tony Cragg (1949), and Sydney Greenstreet (1879).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, George Albert Smith ranks 55Before him are Paul Greengrass (1955), Stephen Daldry (1960), Jack Cardiff (1914), Norman McLaren (1914), Edmund Goulding (1891), and Richard Marquand (1937). After him are Andrew V. McLaglen (1920), Steve McQueen (1969), Matthew Vaughn (1971), Michael Apted (1941), Charles Crichton (1910), and Roy Ward Baker (1916).

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