Gloria Grahame

1923 - 1981

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Gloria Grahame Hallward (November 28, 1923 – October 5, 1981) was an Academy Award-winning American actress and singer. She began her acting career in theatre, and in 1944 made her first film for MGM. Despite a featured role in It's a Wonderful Life (1946), MGM did not believe she had the potential for major success, and sold her contract to RKO Studios. Often cast in film noir projects, Grahame was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Crossfire (1947), and later won the award for her work in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gloria Grahame has received more than 4,430,998 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Gloria Grahame is the 1,176th most popular actor (up from 1,598th in 2019), the 2,101st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,818th in 2019) and the 573rd most popular Actor.

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Among actors, Gloria Grahame ranks 1,176 out of 9,996Before her are Renato Salvatori, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Djimon Hounsou, Ethel Barrymore, Gabriel Macht, and Cyd Charisse. After her are Paul Michael Glaser, Barbara Brylska, Joe Pantoliano, Tom Hiddleston, Verónica Forqué, and Michael Redgrave.

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Among people born in 1923, Gloria Grahame ranks 93Before her are Yaşar Kemal, Bob Dole, Rudolph A. Marcus, Zarifa Aliyeva, Gyula Lóránt, and Zlatko Čajkovski. After her are André Courrèges, Maria Gripe, Yves Bonnefoy, Walerian Borowczyk, Estelle Getty, and Wolfgang Sawallisch. Among people deceased in 1981, Gloria Grahame ranks 54Before her are Heinz Kohut, Natalia Pavlovna Paley, Mike Hailwood, Christy Brown, Rómulo Betancourt, and Gyula Lóránt. After her are Bill Shankly, Mao Dun, Victor Kugler, Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, Josep Pla, and Alberto Suppici.

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Among people born in United States, Gloria Grahame ranks 2,101 out of 18,182Before her are Ethel Barrymore (1879), Gabriel Macht (1972), Cyd Charisse (1922), Peter Benchley (1940), Sequoyah (1770), and Mary Parker Follett (1868). After her are Paul Michael Glaser (1943), John Philip Sousa (1854), Joe Pantoliano (1951), Jeffrey C. Hall (1945), Sheldon Adelson (1933), and Jon Kabat-Zinn (1944).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Gloria Grahame ranks 573Before her are Tanya Roberts (1955), John Derek (1926), Mary McDonnell (1952), Ethel Barrymore (1879), Gabriel Macht (1972), and Cyd Charisse (1922). After her are Paul Michael Glaser (1943), Joe Pantoliano (1951), Michael Emerson (1954), David Strathairn (1949), Rob Reiner (1947), and Ving Rhames (1959).

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