King Baggot

1879 - 1948

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William King Baggot (November 7, 1879 – July 11, 1948) was an American actor, film director and screenwriter. He was an internationally famous movie star of the silent film era. The first individually publicized leading man in America, Baggot was referred to as "King of the Movies," "The Most Photographed Man in the World" and "The Man Whose Face Is As Familiar As The Man In The Moon." Baggot appeared in over 300 motion pictures from 1909 to 1947; wrote 18 screenplays; and directed 45 movies from 1912 to 1928, including The Lie (1912), Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman (1925) and The House of Scandal (1928). He also directed William S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of King Baggot has received more than 81,349 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). King Baggot is the 6,434th most popular actor (down from 5,513th in 2019), the 9,973rd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,052nd in 2019) and the 3,273rd most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, King Baggot ranks 6,434 out of 10,030Before him are Juliet Landau, Aimee Mullins, Kevin Whately, Morgan Woodward, Amaia Salamanca, and Mamie Gummer. After him are Choi Si-won, Charles Rocket, Michelle Borth, Kang Ji-hwan, Clea DuVall, and Trond Espen Seim.

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Among people born in 1879, King Baggot ranks 193Before him are Hamilton Harty, Adolf Spinnler, Sid Grauman, Bob Crompton, Joseph Lyons, and Frank Greer. After him are Vachel Lindsay, Terence MacSwiney, and Miles Franklin. Among people deceased in 1948, King Baggot ranks 145Before him are Charles A. Beard, Alexander Alfonsovich Grossheim, Joseph Wedderburn, Mary Eaton, Frank Benford, and Warren William. After him are Yellapragada Subbarow, Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey, Susan Glaspell, Gertrude Atherton, and Sophia Duleep Singh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, King Baggot ranks 9,973 out of 15,968Before him are Charles Adkins (1932), Jason Everman (1967), Howard P. Robertson (1903), Kitty Wells (1919), Kathy Griffin (1960), and Rick Rosenthal (1949). After him are Andy Tennant (1955), Otis Davis (1932), Charles Rocket (1949), Michelle Borth (1978), Alex Honnold (1985), and Fiona Apple (1977).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, King Baggot ranks 3,273Before him are Jesse Plemons (1988), Glenn Strange (1899), Juliet Landau (1965), Aimee Mullins (1975), Morgan Woodward (1925), and Mamie Gummer (1983). After him are Charles Rocket (1949), Michelle Borth (1978), Clea DuVall (1977), Mary Badham (1952), Nancy Kyes (1949), and Adrian Grenier (1976).

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