Jack Elam

1920 - 2003

Jack Elam

William Scott "Jack" Elam (November 13, 1920 – October 20, 2003), was an American film and television actor best known for his numerous roles as villains in Western films, and later in his career, comedies (sometimes spoofing his villainous image). His most distinguishing physical quality was his misaligned eye. Before his career in acting, he took several jobs in finance and served two years in the United States Navy during World War II. Elam played in 73 movies and made appearances in 41 television series. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Elam has received more than 1,766,505 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 854th most popular actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.8M

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  • 56.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Jack Elam ranks 845 out of 8,832Before him are Daniela Bianchi, Peter Vaughan, Anita Pallenberg, Mithun Chakraborty, Dwight Schultz, and Sissy Spacek. After him are Gong Li, Cillian Murphy, Jim Parsons, Norman Reedus, Jared Harris, and Jeroen Krabbé.

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Among people born in 1920, Jack Elam ranks 82Before him are George Armitage Miller, César Rodríguez Álvarez, Maurice Bucaille, Mehdi Ben Barka, José López Portillo y Pacheco, and Vilém Flusser. After him are Peggy Lee, Karl Albrecht, Victor Turner, Setsuko Hara, Takashi Kano, and Henry Heimlich. Among people deceased in 2003, Jack Elam ranks 57Before him are Valentin Pavlov, Denis Thatcher, Roberto Bolaño, André Claveau, Rasul Gamzatov, and Walt Whitman Rostow. After him are Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, Ilan Ramon, Anna Lindh, David Hemmings, Rik Van Steenbergen, and Waichiro Omura.

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