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Joan Greenwood

1921 - 1987

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Joan Mary Waller Greenwood (4 March 1921 – 28 February 1987) was an English actress. Her husky voice, coupled with her slow, precise elocution, was her trademark. She played Sibella in the 1949 film Kind Hearts and Coronets, and also appeared in The Man in the White Suit (1951), Young Wives' Tale (1951), The Importance of Being Earnest (1952), Stage Struck (1958), Tom Jones (1963) and Little Dorrit (1987). Greenwood worked mainly on the stage, where she had a long career, appearing with Donald Wolfit's theatre company in the years following World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joan Greenwood has received more than 877,414 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Joan Greenwood is the 6,760th most popular actor (down from 6,554th in 2019), the 4,833rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 4,694th in 2019) and the 798th most popular British Actor.

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  • 16

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  • 1.75

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  • 3.30

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Among actors, Joan Greenwood ranks 6,760 out of 9,996Before her are Bodil Jørgensen, Betty Garrett, Virginia Davis, Tammy Grimes, Jeanie MacPherson, and Kirk Acevedo. After her are Nicolai Cleve Broch, Barry Keoghan, Harriet Sansom Harris, Chen Kun, Rob Estes, and Mady Christians.

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Among people born in 1921, Joan Greenwood ranks 383Before her are Ron Greenwood, Muriel Pavlow, Giuseppe Moro, James Cooke Brown, Gilbert Stork, and Günther Bechem. After her are Bill Bright, Ion Negoițescu, Spartaco Bandinelli, Art Clokey, Horace Gould, and John Lindsay. Among people deceased in 1987, Joan Greenwood ranks 219Before her are Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, Antonio Janni, Rudolf Krause, Priscilla Dean, József Kovács, and Madge Kennedy. After her are Heinz Vollmar, Viola Dana, José González Ganoza, Honorino Landa, Bayard Rustin, and Ernő Goldfinger.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joan Greenwood ranks 4,833 out of 7,765Before her are Alastair Reynolds (1966), Aimee Lou Wood (1995), Nick Griffin (1959), Arthur Surridge Hunt (1871), Montagu Love (1877), and Paul McGuigan (1963). After her are John Claudius Loudon (1783), Terry Chimes (1956), David Lack (1910), Kate O'Mara (1939), Des'ree (1968), and Richard Greene (1918).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Joan Greenwood ranks 798Before her are Stephanie Beacham (1947), Victoria Tennant (1950), Laura Fraser (1976), Peter Cook (1937), Aimee Lou Wood (1995), and Montagu Love (1877). After her are Kate O'Mara (1939), Richard Greene (1918), George Blagden (1989), Sophie Turner (1996), Miles Mander (1888), and Olivia d'Abo (1969).

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