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Joseph Cotten

1905 - 1994

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Joseph Cheshire Cotten Jr. (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) was an American film, stage, radio and television actor. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of The Philadelphia Story (1939) and Sabrina Fair (1953). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Cotten has received more than 2,646,211 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Joseph Cotten is the 788th most popular actor (up from 854th in 2019), the 1,445th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,582nd in 2019) and the 387th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Joseph Cotten ranks 788 out of 9,996Before him are Jean-Claude Brialy, Helen Hunt, Tom Skerritt, Peter Lorre, Orlando Bloom, and Tyrone Power. After him are Sylva Koscina, Eric Roberts, Danny Aiello, Ryan Gosling, Margarita Lozano, and Richard S. Castellano.

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Among people born in 1905, Joseph Cotten ranks 54Before him are Lale Andersen, Emmanuel Mounier, Kurt Gerstein, Sada Abe, Barnett Newman, and Hans Urs von Balthasar. After him are Albrecht, Duke of Bavaria, Severo Ochoa, Sebastian Shaw, Piet Hein, Heinz Lammerding, and Dolores del Río. Among people deceased in 1994, Joseph Cotten ranks 59Before him are Matt Busby, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Roberto Eduardo Viola, Peter Cushing, Rollo May, and Cesar Romero. After him are Sylva Koscina, Terence Young, John Candy, Sebastian Shaw, Chung Il-kwon, and Nicolás Gómez Dávila.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Cotten ranks 1,445 out of 18,182Before him are Richard Kuklinski (1935), Mariah Carey (1969), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Robert Whittaker (1920), Tyrone Power (1914), and Allen Dulles (1893). After him are Debbie Harry (1945), Ethan Allen (1738), Eric Roberts (1956), Danny Aiello (1933), Henry Rollins (1961), and John Dickson Carr (1906).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Joseph Cotten ranks 387Before him are Robin Wright (1966), Frank Langella (1938), Kathryn Joosten (1939), Helen Hunt (1963), Tom Skerritt (1933), and Tyrone Power (1914). After him are Eric Roberts (1956), Danny Aiello (1933), Richard S. Castellano (1933), Carl Reiner (1922), David Caruso (1956), and Stanley Tucci (1960).

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