John Houseman

1902 - 1988

John Houseman

John Houseman (born Jacques Haussmann; September 22, 1902 – October 31, 1988) was a Romanian-born British-American actor and producer of theatre, film, and television. He became known for his highly publicized collaboration with director Orson Welles from their days in the Federal Theatre Project through to the production of Citizen Kane and his collaboration, as producer of The Blue Dahlia, with writer Raymond Chandler on the screenplay. He is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Charles W. Kingsfield in the film The Paper Chase (1973), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Houseman has received more than 862,054 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2,377th most popular actor.

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Among actors, John Houseman ranks 2,361 out of 8,832Before him are Brenda Fricker, Jon Polito, Pierre Étaix, Suzy Delair, Elizabeth Banks, and John Marley. After him are Brian Keith, Ružica Sokić, Richard Conte, Song Kang-ho, Marlon Jackson, and Choi Eun-hee.

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Among people born in 1902, John Houseman ranks 160Before him are Carlos Vidal, Panteleimon Ponomarenko, Henri Saint Cyr, Juan José Tramutola, Dirk Brouwer, and Josef Silný. After him are Emanuel Feuermann, Ferdinand Marian, Vasil Mzhavanadze, Vissarion Shebalin, Manuel Seoane, and Herbert Feigl. Among people deceased in 1988, John Houseman ranks 105Before him are Steno, Francis Ponge, Pietro Arcari, Giorgio Almirante, Frederick Loewe, and Sewall Wright. After him are Vasil Mzhavanadze, Joshua Logan, Frederick Ashton, Yuli Daniel, Herbert Feigl, and Louise Nevelson.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, John Houseman ranks 194 out of 421Before him are Ana Blandiana (1942), Dimitrie Sturdza (1833), Aaron Aaronsohn (1876), Adrian Mutu (1979), István Avar (1905), and Nichita Stănescu (1933). After him are Benjamin Fondane (1898), Vintilă Brătianu (1867), Isidore Isou (1925), Maia Morgenstern (1962), Lascăr Catargiu (1823), and Alexander Vencel (1944).

Among ACTORS In Romania

Among actors born in Romania, John Houseman ranks 4Before him are Edward G. Robinson (1893), Maria Tănase (1913), and Sebastian Stan (1982). After him are Maia Morgenstern (1962), Marcel Iureș (1951), Alexandra Maria Lara (1978), Gheorghe Mureșan (1971), and Anamaria Marinca (null).