Lee Marvin

1924 - 1987

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Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American film and television actor. Known for his bass voice and premature white hair, he is best remembered for playing hardboiled "tough guy" characters. Although initially typecast as the "heavy" (i.e. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Marvin has received more than 8,168,739 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Lee Marvin is the 394th most popular actor (up from 416th in 2019), the 709th most popular biography from United States (up from 798th in 2019) and the 194th most popular American Actor.

Lee Marvin was an American actor. He is most famous for his roles in films such as Cat Ballou, The Dirty Dozen, and Paint Your Wagon.

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  • 8.2M

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  • 64.62

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  • 59

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  • 4.00

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  • 5.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Lee Marvin ranks 394 out of 13,578Before him are Anne Bancroft, Chow Yun-fat, Hattie McDaniel, Kevin Bacon, Sally Field, and Bolo Yeung. After him are Vincent Cassel, Montgomery Clift, Bibi Andersson, Edwin Booth, Warren Beatty, and Karl Malden.

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Among people born in 1924, Lee Marvin ranks 33Before him are Robert Solow, James Baldwin, Mário Soares, Sidney Lumet, Kōbō Abe, and Black Dahlia. After him are Henry Mancini, Truman Capote, Lys Assia, Amílcar Cabral, Christopher Tolkien, and Dmitry Yazov. Among people deceased in 1987, Lee Marvin ranks 24Before him are Lawrence Kohlberg, James Baldwin, Fahri Korutürk, Jascha Heifetz, Lino Ventura, and Lee Byung-chul. After him are Jacqueline du Pré, John Huston, Georg Wittig, Jacques Anquetil, Jean Anouilh, and Andrés Segovia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lee Marvin ranks 709 out of 20,380Before him are H. L. Mencken (1880), Sally Field (1946), Harold Urey (1893), Billie Jean King (1943), John McCarthy (1927), and Nat King Cole (1919). After him are Kenny Rogers (1938), John Deere (1804), Benjamin Thompson (1753), Jared Diamond (1937), Robert H. Goddard (1882), and Haldan Keffer Hartline (1903).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Lee Marvin ranks 194Before him are Bradley Cooper (1975), Jack Palance (1919), Anne Bancroft (1931), Hattie McDaniel (1893), Kevin Bacon (1958), and Sally Field (1946). After him are Montgomery Clift (1920), Edwin Booth (1833), Warren Beatty (1937), Karl Malden (1912), Danny Glover (1946), and John Lithgow (1945).

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