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Karl Dane

1886 - 1934

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Karl Dane (born Rasmus Karl Therkelsen Gottlieb, 12 October 1886 – 14 April 1934) was a Danish-American comedian and actor known for his work in American films, mainly of the silent film era. He became a star after portraying “Slim”, a supporting role in one of the most successful silent films of all time, The Big Parade (1925), directed by King Vidor and starring John Gilbert. After signing with MGM in 1926, he appeared in supporting roles in several popular silent films before teaming up with George K. Arthur to form the successful comedy duo Dane & Arthur. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Dane has received more than 105,590 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Karl Dane is the 7,085th most popular actor (down from 6,137th in 2019), the 589th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 516th in 2019) and the 39th most popular Danish Actor.

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  • 17

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  • 2.88

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  • 2.83

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Among actors, Karl Dane ranks 7,085 out of 9,996Before him are Jan Josef Liefers, Ryu Jun-yeol, Mary Anderson, Ronan Keating, Scott Grimes, and Natalie Martinez. After him are Carmelita Geraghty, Krystal Jung, Sayaka Ohara, Marlo Thomas, Stuart Pankin, and Christa Miller.

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Among people born in 1886, Karl Dane ranks 253Before him are Spring Byington, Pauline Bush, Jeanie MacPherson, Richard Mulcahy, Crane Wilbur, and Sam Langford. After him are Paul Radmilovic, John Jacob Astor, 1st Baron Astor of Hever, Rudolf Degermark, Charlie Ruggles, Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell, and Reggie Pridmore. Among people deceased in 1934, Karl Dane ranks 152Before him are Augusto Pestana, Frank J. Sprague, Lowell Sherman, Cass Gilbert, Arthur Surridge Hunt, and Davidson Black. After him are Lew Cody, Lilyan Tashman, Harry A. Pollard, John Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, and Dorothy Dell.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Karl Dane ranks 589 out of 893Before him are Lasse Schöne (1986), Iben Hjejle (1971), Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (1982), Bjarke Ingels (1974), Trentemøller (1972), and Niels Fredborg (1946). After him are Kai Winding (1922), Bent Christensen Arensøe (1967), Troels Rasmussen (1961), Mariann Fischer Boel (1943), Kent Nielsen (1961), and Connie Hedegaard (1960).

Among ACTORS In Denmark

Among actors born in Denmark, Karl Dane ranks 39Before him are Roland Møller (1972), Claes Bang (1967), Mikkel Følsgaard (1984), Bodil Jørgensen (1961), Iben Hjejle (1971), and Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (1982). After him are Alex Høgh Andersen (1994), Sara Forestier (1986), Stephanie Corneliussen (1987), and Alba August (1993).

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