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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jane Darwell has received more than 807,928 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Jane Darwell is the 1,449th most popular actor (down from 1,289th in 2019), the 2,509th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,350th in 2019) and the 704th most popular American Actor.

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  • 40

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Among actors, Jane Darwell ranks 1,449 out of 9,996Before her are Sean Young, Susan Flannery, Will Ferrell, Jacques Charrier, David Hemmings, and Margot Kidder. After her are Robert Culp, Dean Cain, Thelma Ritter, James Faulkner, Barbara Valentin, and Rob Schneider.

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Among people born in 1879, Jane Darwell ranks 70Before her are Aleksandar Tsankov, Princess Marie Louise of Hanover, Kartini, Jacques Copeau, Jacob Gade, and Hans Hahn. After her are Bernhard Schmidt, Alla Nazimova, Grand Duke Andrei Vladimirovich of Russia, Mark Sykes, Ernest Jones, and Oskar Barnack. Among people deceased in 1967, Jane Darwell ranks 88Before her are Hans Ledwinka, Eddie Eagan, Robert J. Van de Graaff, Zbigniew Cybulski, Shukri al-Quwatli, and Harold Holt. After her are H. H. Kung, Carl Sandburg, Ivan Isakov, Alphonse Juin, Luis Somoza Debayle, and Henry Morgenthau Jr..

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Among people born in United States, Jane Darwell ranks 2,509 out of 18,182Before her are William Baldwin (1963), Sean Young (1959), Susan Flannery (1939), Will Ferrell (1967), Anne Sexton (1928), and Frances Arnold (1956). After her are Robert Culp (1930), Dean Cain (1966), Thelma Ritter (1902), Dorothea Tanning (1910), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), and James Dwight Dana (1813).

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Among actors born in United States, Jane Darwell ranks 704Before her are Paul Sorvino (1939), Piper Laurie (1932), William Baldwin (1963), Sean Young (1959), Susan Flannery (1939), and Will Ferrell (1967). After her are Robert Culp (1930), Dean Cain (1966), Thelma Ritter (1902), Rob Schneider (1963), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), and Paul Rudd (1969).

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