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John Lithgow

1945 - Today

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John Arthur Lithgow ( LITH-goh; born October 19, 1945) is an American actor. He studied at Harvard University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art before becoming known for his diverse work on stage and screen. He has received numerous accolades including six Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Tony Awards as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, a BAFTA Award, and four Grammy Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Lithgow has received more than 12,920,462 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). John Lithgow is the 453rd most popular actor (up from 495th in 2019), the 861st most popular biography from United States (up from 929th in 2019) and the 233rd most popular American Actor.

John Lithgow is most famous for his role as the father in the movie "3rd Rock from the Sun."

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  • 13M

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  • 63.23

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  • 58

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  • 3.84

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  • 5.19

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Among actors, John Lithgow ranks 453 out of 9,996Before him are Juliette Binoche, Alan Arkin, Bill Bixby, Dirk Bogarde, Leslie Howard, and Jason Robards. After him are Hanna Schygulla, Michèle Mercier, James Woods, Linda Hamilton, Linda Hunt, and Lola Montez.

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Among people born in 1945, John Lithgow ranks 43Before him are Neil Young, Jean Nouvel, Jacqueline du Pré, Roger Glover, Slobodan Praljak, and Itzhak Perlman. After him are Linda Hunt, Viktor Saneyev, Steve Martin, Anselm Kiefer, Dési Bouterse, and Adly Mansour.

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Among people born in United States, John Lithgow ranks 861 out of 18,182Before him are Alan Arkin (1934), Bill Bixby (1934), John J. Pershing (1860), Lynn Margulis (1938), Jason Robards (1922), and Kris Kristofferson (1936). After him are John Archibald Wheeler (1911), Robert Venturi (1925), James Woods (1947), Linda Hamilton (1956), Linda Hunt (1945), and Karl Malden (1912).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Lithgow ranks 233Before him are Mickey Rooney (1920), Lillian Gish (1893), Jayne Mansfield (1933), Alan Arkin (1934), Bill Bixby (1934), and Jason Robards (1922). After him are James Woods (1947), Linda Hamilton (1956), Linda Hunt (1945), Karl Malden (1912), Jack Palance (1919), and Lex Barker (1919).

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