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Kay Francis

1905 - 1968

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Kay Francis (born Katharine Edwina Gibbs; January 13, 1905 – August 26, 1968) was an American stage and film actress. After a brief period on Broadway in the late 1920s, she moved to film and achieved her greatest success between 1930 and 1936, when she was the number one female star and highest-paid actress at Warner Bros. studio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kay Francis has received more than 1,018,493 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Kay Francis is the 6,306th most popular actor (down from 4,931st in 2019), the 9,412th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,685th in 2019) and the 3,022nd most popular American Actor.

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  • 42.23

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  • 25

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  • 1.30

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  • 4.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Kay Francis ranks 6,306 out of 9,996Before her are Rica Matsumoto, Go Ara, Sverrir Gudnason, Cem Yılmaz, Annabeth Gish, and Eileen Davidson. After her are Dominic Sherwood, Eugene, Vanessa Brown, Debra Monk, Brian Van Holt, and David Koechner.

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Among people born in 1905, Kay Francis ranks 328Before her are Antal Kocsis, Jacques Mairesse, Helen Sawyer Hogg, Chick Webb, Lev Arnshtam, and Mulk Raj Anand. After her are Leroy Carr, Robert Bacher, Tommy Flowers, Tex Ritter, Eleanor Audley, and Kenneth Rexroth. Among people deceased in 1968, Kay Francis ranks 215Before her are Harold Nicolson, Emil Hirschfeld, Maurice Larrouy, Panagiotis Poulitsas, William Varley, and Nikolai Stepulov. After her are Marguerite Clayton, Carlos María de la Torre, Dorothy Holman, Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Dorothy Abbott, and Virgilio Levratto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kay Francis ranks 9,412 out of 18,182Before her are Norman Johnson (1930), Brian Gottfried (1952), Samuel George Morton (1799), William Wallace Denslow (1856), Matthew Henson (1866), and Sally Menke (1953). After her are John Casper (1943), Danny Carey (1961), Debra Monk (1949), Brian Van Holt (1969), Sam Snead (1912), and David Koechner (1962).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Kay Francis ranks 3,022Before her are Janice Rule (1931), Larry Miller (1953), Virginia Christine (1920), Elizabeth Peña (1959), Annabeth Gish (1971), and Eileen Davidson (1959). After her are Debra Monk (1949), Brian Van Holt (1969), David Koechner (1962), Dean Cundey (1946), Aisha Tyler (1970), and Betty Blythe (1893).

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