Jan Sterling

1921 - 2004

Jan Sterling

Jan Sterling (born Jane Sterling Adriance; April 3, 1921 – March 26, 2004) was an American film, television and stage actress. At her most active in films during the 1950s (immediately prior to which she had joined the Actors Studio), Sterling received a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in The High and the Mighty (1954), and she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for the same performance. Her best performance is often recognized as the "opportunistic wife" opposite Kirk Douglas in Billy Wilder's 1951 Ace in the Hole. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jan Sterling has received more than 506,617 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 4,576th most popular actor.

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  • 510k

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  • 41.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.85

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.82

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Jan Sterling ranks 4,543 out of 8,832Before her are Grace Cunard, Heather O'Rourke, Roselyn Sánchez, Laraine Day, Ewen Bremner, and Edgar Bergen. After her are Marsha Hunt, Götz Otto, Minta Durfee, Jack Carson, Clarence Williams III, and Nancy Cartwright.

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Among people born in 1921, Jan Sterling ranks 262Before her are Hal David, Vera-Ellen, Ursula Franklin, Barbara Perry, Lloyd Bentsen, and Big Walter Horton. After her are Sam Tingle, Alexis Smith, Susan Peters, Ron Greenwood, Art Clokey, and Horace Gould. Among people deceased in 2004, Jan Sterling ranks 190Before her are Gerrie Knetemann, Quorthon, David Reimer, Arnold Orville Beckman, Guinn Smith, and Charles Dumas. After her are Mikhail Voronin, Tesfaye Gebre Kidan, Raja Ramanna, Isabel Sanford, Alan King, and Kamisese Mara.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jan Sterling ranks 6,821 out of 12,171Before her are Sterling Holloway (1905), Grace Cunard (null), Jon Turteltaub (1963), David Rice Atchison (1807), Heather O'Rourke (1975), and Laraine Day (1920). After her are Marsha Hunt (1917), Walter Frederick Morrison (1920), Erica Boyer (1956), Jill Stein (1950), Tadd Dameron (1917), and Minta Durfee (1889).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jan Sterling ranks 2,218Before her are Judith O'Dea (1945), Wilmer Valderrama (1980), Sterling Holloway (1905), Grace Cunard (null), Heather O'Rourke (1975), and Laraine Day (1920). After her are Marsha Hunt (1917), Minta Durfee (1889), Nancy Cartwright (1957), Maury Chaykin (1949), Paul Winchell (1922), and Barbara Hale (1922).