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Jean Harlow

1911 - 1937

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Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American actress. Known for her portrayal of "bad girl" characters, she was the leading sex symbol of the early 1930s and one of the defining figures of the pre-Code era of American cinema. Often nicknamed the "Blonde Bombshell" and the "Platinum Blonde", Harlow was popular for her "Laughing Vamp" screen persona. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Harlow has received more than 6,683,991 page views. Her biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Jean Harlow is the 466th most popular actor (down from 435th in 2019), the 878th most popular biography from United States (down from 823rd in 2019) and the 241st 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 466 out of 9,996Before her are Karl Malden, Hardy Krüger, Raul Julia, Jack Palance, Lex Barker, and Mae West. After her are Tom Hardy, John Rhys-Davies, Halle Berry, Jonathan Pryce, Meg Ryan, and Tilda Swinton.

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Among people born in 1911, Jean Harlow ranks 36Before her are Samuel Reshevsky, L. Ron Hubbard, Ginger Rogers, William Howard Stein, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, and John Archibald Wheeler. After her are Sergey Sokolov, Milovan Đilas, Herta Oberheuser, Richard Baer, Trygve Haavelmo, and J. L. Austin. Among people deceased in 1937, Jean Harlow ranks 25Before her are Sergo Ordzhonikidze, J. Bruce Ismay, Rudolf Otto, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, Gaston Doumergue, and Ramsay MacDonald. After her are Karol Szymanowski, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Frank B. Kellogg, Charles-Marie Widor, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, and Emilio Mola.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jean Harlow ranks 878 out of 18,182Before her are Mel Brooks (1926), Solomon Northup (1808), Jack Palance (1919), Lex Barker (1919), Mae West (1893), and Glenn T. Seaborg (1912). After her are Thelonious Monk (1917), Phil Spector (1939), Ferid Murad (1936), John L. Hall (1934), Sinclair Lewis (1885), and Halle Berry (1966).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Jean Harlow ranks 241Before her are Linda Hamilton (1956), Linda Hunt (1945), Karl Malden (1912), Jack Palance (1919), Lex Barker (1919), and Mae West (1893). After her are Halle Berry (1966), Meg Ryan (1961), Steve Carell (1962), Anne Bancroft (1931), Kevin Bacon (1958), and Billy Bob Thornton (1955).

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