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John Forsythe

1918 - 2010

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John Forsythe (January 29, 1918 – April 1, 2010) was an American stage, film/television actor, producer, narrator, drama teacher and philanthropist whose career spanned six decades. He also appeared as a guest on several talk and variety shows and as a panelist on numerous game shows. His acting career began in films in 1943. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Forsythe has received more than 2,689,664 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). John Forsythe is the 682nd most popular actor (down from 527th in 2019), the 1,265th most popular biography from United States (down from 995th in 2019) and the 340th most popular American Actor.

John Forsythe is most famous for his role as the patriarch of the Forsythe family on the television show "The Forsyte Saga" in the 1970s.

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Among actors, John Forsythe ranks 682 out of 9,996Before him are Mark Ruffalo, Amy Adams, Dwight Schultz, Alyson Hannigan, Peter Finch, and Lisa Kudrow. After him are Erland Josephson, Horst Tappert, Pedro Armendáriz, Fanny Ardant, Anthony Mann, and Michael Nyqvist.

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Among people born in 1918, John Forsythe ranks 54Before him are Hans Scholl, Paul D. Boyer, Edward A. Murphy Jr., Julian Schwinger, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, and Arthur Kornberg. After him are Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Edward B. Lewis, Betty Ford, François Tombalbaye, Rosemary Kennedy, and Richard Winters. Among people deceased in 2010, John Forsythe ranks 40Before him are Henryk Górecki, Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, Jean-Joseph Sanfourche, Alice Miller, Joan Sutherland, and Harry Mulisch. After him are Maria Kaczyńska, John Fenn, Vladimir Arnold, Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, Anton Geesink, and Bekim Fehmiu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Forsythe ranks 1,265 out of 18,182Before him are Timothy McVeigh (1968), Erskine Caldwell (1903), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), Chris Columbus (1958), Alan J. Heeger (1936), and Lisa Kudrow (1963). After him are Joan Didion (1934), Dennis Rader (1945), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Irwin Shaw (1913), Anthony Mann (1906), and Cormac McCarthy (1933).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Forsythe ranks 340Before him are Rene Russo (1954), Robert Englund (1947), Mark Ruffalo (1967), Dwight Schultz (1947), Alyson Hannigan (1974), and Lisa Kudrow (1963). After him are Anthony Mann (1906), John Payne (1912), James Garner (1928), Annette Bening (1958), Shelley Duvall (1949), and Dean Reed (1938).

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