George Albert Smith

1864 - 1959

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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 200,657 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). George Albert Smith is the 752nd most popular film director (down from 711th in 2019), the 2,664th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,588th in 2019) and the 61st most popular British Film Director.

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Among film directors, George Albert Smith ranks 752 out of 1,580Before him are Gary Ross, Bob Gale, Michel Deville, Masoud Kimiai, Paul Morrissey, and Matthew Vaughn. After him are Jørgen Leth, Robert Towne, Dariush Mehrjui, Ildikó Enyedi, Giuliano Montaldo, and Dante Ferretti.

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Among people born in 1864, George Albert Smith ranks 105Before him are F. Holland Day, Alexander Dutov, Apolinario Mabini, Maud Watson, Hedwiga Rosenbaumová, and Elena Văcărescu. After him are Jakob Emanuel Lange, Frances Cleveland, Vera Komissarzhevskaya, Juhan Liiv, John Walter Gregory, and Einar Benediktsson. Among people deceased in 1959, George Albert Smith ranks 111Before him are Maxie Long, Max O. Lorenz, Fernand Bouisson, Maxwell Anderson, Paul Rivet, and Galaktion Tabidze. After him are Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside, Heleno de Freitas, Albert Namatjira, Benjamin Christensen, Vincent Richards, and Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, George Albert Smith ranks 2,664 out of 6,924Before him are Toby Jones (1966), Isabella Beeton (1836), Matthew Vaughn (1971), Robert Simson (1687), Graham McTavish (1961), and Daniel Jones (1881). After him are Æthelheard of Wessex (750), John Scott Haldane (1860), Ronald Fairbairn (1889), Geoff Duke (1923), Edmund Ironside, 1st Baron Ironside (1880), and Robert W. Paul (1869).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, George Albert Smith ranks 61Before him are Steve McQueen (1969), Ronald Neame (1911), Sally Potter (1949), Andrew V. McLaglen (1920), John Alcott (1930), and Matthew Vaughn (1971). After him are Mick Jackson (1943), Gerry Anderson (1929), Jack Cardiff (1914), David Byrne (1952), Charles Crichton (1910), and Michael Winner (1935).