George Sanders

1906 - 1972

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George Henry Sanders (3 July 1906 – 25 April 1972) was a British actor whose career spanned over 40 years. His heavy, upper-class English accent and smooth, bass voice often led him to be cast as sophisticated but villainous characters. He is remembered for his roles as Jack Favell in Rebecca (1940), Scott ffolliott in Foreign Correspondent (1940, a rare heroic part), The Saran of Gaza in Samson and Delilah (1949), the most popular film of the year, Addison DeWitt in All About Eve (1950, for which he won an Oscar), Sir Brian De Bois-Guilbert in Ivanhoe (1952), King Richard the Lionheart in King Richard and the Crusaders (1954), Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Sanders has received more than 3,532,809 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). George Sanders is the 1,268th most popular actor (up from 1,333rd in 2019), the 615th most popular biography from Russia (up from 694th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Russian Actor.

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Among actors, George Sanders ranks 1,268 out of 10,030Before him are Piper Laurie, Channing Tatum, Stockard Channing, Charles Durning, James Doohan, and Eva Dahlbeck. After him are Daniel Olbrychski, Peter Vaughan, Ken Takakura, Karen Black, Patricia Clarkson, and Teri Hatcher.

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Among people born in 1906, George Sanders ranks 103Before him are Louise Brooks, Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Luis Federico Leloir, Philippe Halsman, Denis de Rougemont, and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. After him are William Joyce, Dita Parlo, Shigemaru Takenokoshi, Junio Valerio Borghese, José Figueres Ferrer, and Jean Dieudonné. Among people deceased in 1972, George Sanders ranks 69Before him are Prescott Bush, Matvei Zakharov, Viktor Barna, Frans Masereel, Frank Knight, and Clara Campoamor. After him are Ettore Bastico, Akim Tamiroff, Alejandra Pizarnik, Miriam Hopkins, Ernst von Salomon, and C. W. Ceram.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, George Sanders ranks 615 out of 2,688Before him are Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky (1827), Aleksandr Dugin (1962), Yekaterina Budanova (1916), Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev (1892), Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck (1757), and Boris Sheremetev (1652). After him are Nicolas de Staël (1914), Nikolai Rezanov (1764), Markian Popov (1902), Maria Bochkareva (1889), Sergey Sazonov (1860), and Grigory Sokolov (1950).

Among ACTORS In Russia

Among actors born in Russia, George Sanders ranks 10Before him are Lila Kedrova (1918), Olga Knipper (1868), Yuri Nikulin (1921), Sacha Guitry (1885), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928), and Oleg Popov (1930). After him are Innokenty Smoktunovsky (1925), Yevgeny Leonov (1926), Lyubov Orlova (1902), Andrei Mironov (1941), Oleg Tabakov (1935), and Tatiana Samoilova (1934).

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