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Kirk Douglas

1916 - 2020

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Kirk Douglas (born Issur Danielovitch; December 9, 1916 – February 5, 2020) was an American actor and filmmaker. After an impoverished childhood, he made his film debut in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) with Barbara Stanwyck. Douglas soon developed into a leading box-office star throughout the 1950s, known for serious dramas, including westerns and war films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kirk Douglas has received more than 27,268,742 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 76 in 2019). Kirk Douglas is the 64th most popular actor (down from 17th in 2019), the 132nd most popular biography from United States (down from 54th in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Actor.

Kirk Douglas is most famous for his work in acting, producing, and directing. He is known for his roles in "Spartacus," "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," and "Lonely Are the Brave."

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  • 27M

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  • 73.78

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  • 77

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.81

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Kirk Douglas ranks 64 out of 9,996Before him are Greta Garbo, Gérard Depardieu, Brad Pitt, Rowan Atkinson, Clark Gable, and Sharon Tate. After him are Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis, Cary Grant, Jon Voight, Steven Seagal, and Christopher Lee.

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Among people born in 1916, Kirk Douglas ranks 3Before him are Edward Heath and François Mitterrand. After him are Gregory Peck, Elena Ceaușescu, Francis Crick, Aldo Moro, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Olivia de Havilland, Roald Dahl, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Claude Shannon. Among people deceased in 2020, Kirk Douglas ranks 5Before him are Sean Connery, Ennio Morricone, Diego Maradona, and Hosni Mubarak. After him are Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, Pierre Cardin, Olivia de Havilland, Max von Sydow, Qaboos bin Said al Said, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, and Katherine Johnson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Kirk Douglas ranks 132 out of 18,182Before him are Grace Hopper (1906), Linus Pauling (1901), Clark Gable (1901), Dr. Seuss (1904), Sharon Tate (1943), and William Faulkner (1897). After him are Bobby Fischer (1943), Barbra Streisand (1942), John Adams (1735), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), Billy the Kid (1859), and Amelia Earhart (1897).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Kirk Douglas ranks 27Before him are Nicolas Cage (1964), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Katharine Hepburn (1907), Brad Pitt (1963), Clark Gable (1901), and Sharon Tate (1943). After him are Vin Diesel (1967), Jon Voight (1938), Steven Seagal (1952), John Wayne (1907), Judy Garland (1922), and Steve McQueen (1930).

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