Katina Paxinou

1900 - 1973

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Katina Paxinou (Greek: Κατίνα Παξινού; 17 December 1900 – 22 February 1973) was a Greek film and stage actress. She started her stage career in Greece in 1928 and was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece in 1932. The outbreak of World War II found her in the United Kingdom and she later moved to the United States, where she made her film debut in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Katina Paxinou has received more than 183,416 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Katina Paxinou is the 674th most popular actor (down from 616th in 2019), the 245th most popular biography from Greece (up from 252nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Greek Actor.

Katina Paxinou is most famous for her portrayal of the tragic heroine in the play "Electra" by Sophocles.

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Among actors, Katina Paxinou ranks 674 out of 10,030Before her are Cesar Romero, Alyson Hannigan, Mads Mikkelsen, Barry Nelson, Vera Miles, and Louis Jourdan. After her are Michael York, John Payne, Lee Majors, John Saxon, Walter Brennan, and Jennifer Jones.

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Among people born in 1900, Katina Paxinou ranks 49Before her are Anna Seghers, Arno Breker, Maria of Yugoslavia, Julien Green, Jean Negulesco, and Mahavatar Babaji. After her are Aaron Copland, Kiyoo Kanda, Nathalie Sarraute, Yves Tanguy, Theodosius Dobzhansky, and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin. Among people deceased in 1973, Katina Paxinou ranks 50Before her are Frank Costello, W. H. Auden, Amílcar Cabral, Taha Hussein, Mary Wigman, and Elsa Schiaparelli. After her are Otto Klemperer, Alan Watts, François Cevert, Robert Siodmak, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, and Emmy Göring.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Katina Paxinou ranks 245 out of 855Before her are Lycurgus of Athens (-390), Philostratus (170), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Caranus of Macedon (-900), Yanni (1954), and Cleisthenes of Sicyon (-701). After her are Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870), Phocion (-402), Euphronios (-520), Theodore Stratelates (281), Konstantinos Stephanopoulos (1926), and Cyril Lucaris (1572).

Among ACTORS In Greece

Among actors born in Greece, Katina Paxinou ranks 4Before her are Irene Papas (1929), Thespis (-600), and Melina Mercouri (1920). After her are John Aniston (1933), Arianna Huffington (1950), and Ariane Labed (1984).

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