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Harry Dean Stanton

1926 - 2017

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Harry Dean Stanton (July 14, 1926 – September 15, 2017) was an American actor, musician, and singer. In a career that spanned more than six decades, Stanton played supporting roles in films including Cool Hand Luke (1967), Kelly's Heroes (1970), Dillinger (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), Alien (1979), Escape from New York (1981), Christine (1983), Repo Man (1984), One Magic Christmas (1985), Pretty in Pink (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Wild at Heart (1990), The Straight Story (1999), The Green Mile (1999), The Man Who Cried (2000), Alpha Dog (2006) and Inland Empire (2006). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Dean Stanton has received more than 6,712,006 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Harry Dean Stanton is the 596th most popular actor (down from 484th in 2019), the 1,106th most popular biography from United States (down from 910th in 2019) and the 296th most popular American Actor.

Harry Dean Stanton was a prolific actor, and is most famous for his roles in the films "The Godfather Part II," "Cool Hand Luke," "Pretty in Pink," and "Alien."

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Among actors, Harry Dean Stanton ranks 596 out of 9,996Before him are Douglas Fairbanks, Hattie McDaniel, Boris Karloff, Tom Berenger, Brooke Shields, and Lois Maxwell. After him are Terence Stamp, Silvana Armenulić, Ryan Reynolds, Claudette Colbert, Milena Dravić, and Emmy Göring.

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Among people born in 1926, Harry Dean Stanton ranks 62Before him are George Martin, Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, Sergio Corbucci, Noah Gordon, Abdus Salam, and Abdoulaye Wade. After him are John Fowles, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th Duchess of Alba, Richard Matheson, George Habash, Joan Sutherland, and César Pelli. Among people deceased in 2017, Harry Dean Stanton ranks 55Before him are Chester Bennington, Mauno Koivisto, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Powers Boothe, Jonathan Demme, and George Andrew Olah. After him are Adam West, Georges Prêtre, Giovanni Sartori, Oliver Smithies, Derek Walcott, and Pierre Bergé.

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Among people born in United States, Harry Dean Stanton ranks 1,106 out of 18,182Before him are Robin Cook (1940), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Tom Berenger (1949), Brooke Shields (1965), Marshall Rosenberg (1934), and Mary Ainsworth (1913). After him are Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903), Richard Barthelmess (1895), David Scott (1932), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Bob Kane (1915), and Kyle MacLachlan (1959).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Harry Dean Stanton ranks 296Before him are Ernie Hudson (1945), William H. Macy (1950), Douglas Fairbanks (1883), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Tom Berenger (1949), and Brooke Shields (1965). After him are Richard Barthelmess (1895), Kyle MacLachlan (1959), Jonathan Banks (1947), David Hasselhoff (1952), Mr. T (1952), and Robert Knepper (1959).

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