Jane Darwell

1879 - 1967

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Jane Darwell (born Patti Woodard; October 15, 1879 – August 13, 1967) was an American actress of stage, film, and television. With appearances in more than 100 major movies spanning half a century, Darwell is perhaps best-remembered for her poignant portrayal of the matriarch and leader of the Joad family in the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, for which she received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and her role as the Bird Woman in Disney's musical family film Mary Poppins. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jane Darwell has received more than 635,179 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Jane Darwell is the 1,290th most popular actor (up from 1,360th in 2019), the 2,351st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,479th in 2019) and the 640th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Jane Darwell ranks 1,290 out of 10,030Before her are Akiko Wakabayashi, James Whitmore, Kiti Mánver, Eric McCormack, Anne Ramsey, and Renato Salvatori. After her are Katy Jurado, Marianne Koch, Mithun Chakraborty, Jessica Chastain, Amrish Puri, and Guy Pearce.

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Among people born in 1879, Jane Darwell ranks 68Before her are Ethel Barrymore, Jacques Copeau, Hans Hahn, Johan Nygaardsvold, Margaret Sanger, and Oskar Barnack. After her are Bernhard Schmidt, Thành Thái, William Fox, Eli Heckscher, Aimo Cajander, and Joe Hill. Among people deceased in 1967, Jane Darwell ranks 79Before her are Stanisław Sosabowski, Walter A. Shewhart, Abdel Hakim Amer, Langston Hughes, Joseph Boxhall, and Dorothy Parker. After her are Alphonse Juin, Basil Rathbone, Carl Sandburg, Pierre Jeanneret, Shukri al-Quwatli, and Gregory Goodwin Pincus.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jane Darwell ranks 2,351 out of 15,968Before her are Randy Rhoads (1956), Anne Ramsey (1929), Paris Hilton (1981), Jason Newsted (1963), Dorothy Parker (1893), and Barbara W. Tuchman (1912). After her are Jessica Chastain (1977), Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919), Betsy Ross (1752), William Halsey Jr. (1882), William Heard Kilpatrick (1871), and Beverly D'Angelo (1951).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jane Darwell ranks 640Before her are Jeff Daniels (1955), Lea Thompson (1961), James Franco (1978), Martha Scott (1912), James Whitmore (1921), and Anne Ramsey (1929). After her are Jessica Chastain (1977), Beverly D'Angelo (1951), Richard Anderson (1926), Conchata Ferrell (1943), Jennifer Beals (1963), and Emma Stone (1988).

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