John Saxon

1935 - 2020

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John Saxon (born Carmine Orrico; August 5, 1936 – July 25, 2020) was an American film and television and martial arts actor who worked on more than 200 projects during a span of 60 years. He was known for his work in Westerns and horror films, often playing police officers and detectives. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Saxon studied acting with Stella Adler before beginning his career as a contract actor for Universal Pictures, appearing in such films as Rock, Pretty Baby (1956) and Portrait in Black (1961), which earned him a reputation as a teen idol and won him a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Saxon has received more than 2,877,208 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). John Saxon is the 678th most popular actor (up from 1,044th in 2019), the 1,236th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,950th in 2019) and the 341st most popular American Actor.

John S.A.X.N. is most famous for being a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. He is credited with coining the term CAD/CAM.

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Among actors, John Saxon ranks 678 out of 10,030Before him are Vera Miles, Louis Jourdan, Katina Paxinou, Michael York, John Payne, and Lee Majors. After him are Walter Brennan, Jennifer Jones, Dev Anand, James Garner, Jeroen Krabbé, and Ryan Reynolds.

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Among people born in 1935, John Saxon ranks 48Before him are Akira Kitaguchi, Wim Duisenberg, Harrison Schmitt, Artur Rasizade, Elsa Martinelli, and Ken Kesey. After him are Ernesto Laclau, John G. Avildsen, Mylène Demongeot, Seiji Ozawa, Floyd Patterson, and Robert Conrad. Among people deceased in 2020, John Saxon ranks 82Before him are Vera Lynn, Robert Shavlakadze, Ken Shimura, James Randi, Carl Reiner, and Kim Ki-duk. After him are Trini Lopez, Vittorio Gregotti, Michel Hidalgo, Joaquín Peiró, Peter Green, and Daniel arap Moi.

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Among people born in United States, John Saxon ranks 1,236 out of 15,968Before him are Grant Wood (1891), Aaron Copland (1900), John Payne (1912), Lee Majors (1939), John Grisham (1955), and Donna Leon (1942). After him are Walter Brennan (1894), Stan Smith (1946), Louis Ignarro (1941), Valerie Solanas (1936), Jennifer Jones (1919), and Dr. Dre (1965).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, John Saxon ranks 341Before him are Cesar Romero (1907), Alyson Hannigan (1974), Barry Nelson (1917), Vera Miles (1929), John Payne (1912), and Lee Majors (1939). After him are Walter Brennan (1894), Jennifer Jones (1919), James Garner (1928), Frank Langella (1938), James Spader (1960), and Eva Marie Saint (1924).

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