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 2,395,959 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). John Forsythe is the 527th most popular actor (up from 690th in 2019), the 996th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,383rd in 2019) and the 268th 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 527 out of 10,030Before him are Frances McDormand, Jessica Tandy, Franco Columbu, Horst Tappert, Fanny Ardant, and Joanne Woodward. After him are William Fichtner, Jean-Pierre Léaud, François Cluzet, Michèle Morgan, John Holmes, and Steve Reeves.

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Among people born in 1918, John Forsythe ranks 37Before him are André Bazin, Ernst Otto Fischer, Kai Siegbahn, Jens Christian Skou, Frederick Reines, and Ahmed Deedat. After him are Günther Rall, Chaim Herzog, Takashi Kasahara, Robert Aldrich, Richard Winters, and Patricio Aylwin. Among people deceased in 2010, John Forsythe ranks 30Before him are Gennady Yanayev, Dino De Laurentiis, Miep Gies, Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, Henryk Górecki, and Néstor Kirchner. After him are Francesco Cossiga, Harry Mulisch, Blake Edwards, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Algirdas Brazauskas, and Paul Schäfer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Forsythe ranks 996 out of 15,968Before him are H. L. Mencken (1880), William Randolph Hearst (1863), Leo Fender (1909), Don Siegel (1912), Joanne Woodward (1930), and Cole Porter (1891). After him are William Fichtner (1956), Jonathan Demme (1944), John Holmes (1944), Steve Reeves (1926), Ray Liotta (1954), and William Hurt (1950).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Forsythe ranks 268Before him are Scott Glenn (1939), Brandon Lee (1965), Lisa Kudrow (1963), Sydney Chaplin (1926), Frances McDormand (1957), and Joanne Woodward (1930). After him are William Fichtner (1956), John Holmes (1944), Steve Reeves (1926), Ray Liotta (1954), William Hurt (1950), and Carl Weathers (1948).

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