Lee J. Cobb

1911 - 1976

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Lee J. Cobb (born Leo Jacoby; December 8, 1911 – February 11, 1976) was an American actor, known both for film roles and his work on the Broadway stage. He often played arrogant, intimidating and abrasive characters, but he also acted as respectable figures such as judges and police officers. Cobb originated the role of Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's 1949 play Death of a Salesman under the direction of Elia Kazan, and was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for On the Waterfront (1954) and The Brothers Karamazov (1958). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee J. Cobb has received more than 2,249,320 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Lee J. Cobb is the 987th most popular actor (down from 948th in 2019), the 1,852nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,811th in 2019) and the 486th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Lee J. Cobb ranks 987 out of 10,030Before him are Judd Hirsch, Rita Moreno, Giancarlo Esposito, John Carradine, Lee Remick, and Frances Conroy. After him are Sam Waterston, Diane Lane, Viola Davis, Michelle Yeoh, Laura Gemser, and Kirstie Alley.

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Among people born in 1911, Lee J. Cobb ranks 73Before him are Danny Kaye, Jussi Björling, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, Qian Xuesen, David Seymour, and Clara Rockmore. After him are Luis Walter Alvarez, Alfonso García Robles, Elizabeth Bishop, Ishirō Honda, Mahalia Jackson, and Gustavo Díaz Ordaz. Among people deceased in 1976, Lee J. Cobb ranks 65Before him are George Ostrogorsky, Harry Nyquist, Abdul Razak Hussein, Carol Reed, Mikhail Gurevich, and Walter Warlimont. After him are Alexandros Panagoulis, Willi Hennig, Hans Richter, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, David Elazar, and Walter H. Schottky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lee J. Cobb ranks 1,852 out of 15,968Before him are Sam Houston (1793), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), John Carradine (1906), Lee Remick (1935), Frances Conroy (1953), and Stanley Donen (1924). After him are Thomas J. Watson (1874), Anastacia (1968), Sam Waterston (1940), Diane Lane (1965), Donald E. Westlake (1933), and Russell Alan Hulse (1950).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Lee J. Cobb ranks 486Before him are Kim Hunter (1922), Don Ameche (1908), Judd Hirsch (1935), John Carradine (1906), Lee Remick (1935), and Frances Conroy (1953). After him are Sam Waterston (1940), Diane Lane (1965), Viola Davis (1965), Kirstie Alley (1951), Richard Farnsworth (1920), and Daryl Hannah (1960).

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