Jean Harlow

1911 - 1937

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Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American actress and sex symbol. Often nicknamed the "Blonde Bombshell" and the "Platinum Blonde", she was popular for her "Laughing Vamp" screen persona. Harlow was in the film industry for only nine years, but she became one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars, whose image in the public eye has endured. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Harlow has received more than 5,096,687 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Jean Harlow is the 435th most popular actor (down from 383rd in 2019), the 824th most popular biography from United States (down from 783rd in 2019) and the 225th most popular American Actor.

Jean Harlow was a Hollywood actress who was most famous for her platinum blonde hair and her on-screen persona as a "blonde bombshell."

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Among actors, Jean Harlow ranks 435 out of 10,030Before her are Gary Sinise, Lee Strasberg, Magda Schneider, Peter Finch, Ingrid Thulin, and Hugh Laurie. After her are Loie Fuller, Jerry Stiller, Robert Knepper, Lola Montez, Burgess Meredith, and Gabriel Byrne.

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Among people born in 1911, Jean Harlow ranks 36Before her are Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, Louise Bourgeois, J. L. Austin, Odysseas Elytis, Milovan Đilas, and Samuel Reshevsky. After her are Polykarp Kusch, William Alfred Fowler, Richard Baer, Vincent Price, John Archibald Wheeler, and Cantinflas. Among people deceased in 1937, Jean Harlow ranks 23Before her are Gerda Taro, J. Bruce Ismay, Gustaf Dalén, Austen Chamberlain, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, and Sergo Ordzhonikidze. After her are Gaston Doumergue, Ramsay MacDonald, Wallace Carothers, Karol Szymanowski, Rudolf Otto, and Albert Roussel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jean Harlow ranks 824 out of 15,968Before her are Nellie Bly (1864), Gary Sinise (1955), Eleanor H. Porter (1868), Davy Crockett (1786), Dizzy Gillespie (1917), and Murray Rothbard (1926). After her are George E. Smith (1930), Loie Fuller (1862), Michael Crichton (1942), Jerry Stiller (1927), Robert Knepper (1959), and Tommy Hilfiger (1951).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jean Harlow ranks 225Before her are Lee Marvin (1924), Jack Palance (1919), Kevin Kline (1947), Renée Zellweger (1969), Mel Ferrer (1917), and Gary Sinise (1955). After her are Loie Fuller (1862), Jerry Stiller (1927), Robert Knepper (1959), Burgess Meredith (1907), Melanie Griffith (1957), and Luke Perry (1966).

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