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Lee Van Cleef

1925 - 1989

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Clarence LeRoy Van Cleef Jr. (January 9, 1925 – December 16, 1989) was an American actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lee Van Cleef has received more than 5,748,451 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Lee Van Cleef is the 133rd most popular actor (down from 120th in 2019), the 248th most popular biography from United States (down from 246th in 2019) and the 67th most popular American Actor.

Lee Van Cleef is most famous for his role as the villain in the 1966 film "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"

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  • 5.7M

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  • 70.31

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  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Lee Van Cleef ranks 133 out of 9,996Before him are Rita Hayworth, Rutger Hauer, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Robert Duvall, and Yves Montand. After him are Marcel Marceau, Christoph Waltz, Bruno Ganz, Jim Carrey, Julie Andrews, and Jean Renoir.

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Among people born in 1925, Lee Van Cleef ranks 16Before him are Patrice Lumumba, Zygmunt Bauman, Alija Izetbegović, Mahathir Mohamad, Robert F. Kennedy, and Tony Curtis. After him are B.B. King, Jorge Rafael Videla, Carlos Castaneda, Audie Murphy, Jack Lemmon, and Peter Sellers. Among people deceased in 1989, Lee Van Cleef ranks 14Before him are Konrad Lorenz, Sergio Leone, Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, Zita of Bourbon-Parma, and Elena Ceaușescu. After him are Andrei Gromyko, Laurence Olivier, Osamu Tezuka, Vladimir Horowitz, Bette Davis, and János Kádár.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lee Van Cleef ranks 248 out of 18,182Before him are Ronnie James Dio (1942), Burt Lancaster (1913), Tony Curtis (1925), Desmond Doss (1919), Robert Duvall (1931), and Steve Wozniak (1950). After him are William Howard Taft (1857), Joe Dassin (1938), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Paul Samuelson (1915), John Cage (1912), and Rocky Marciano (1923).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Lee Van Cleef ranks 67Before him are Spencer Tracy (1900), Peter Falk (1927), Rita Hayworth (1918), Burt Lancaster (1913), Tony Curtis (1925), and Robert Duvall (1931). After him are Oliver Hardy (1892), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Joe Pesci (1943), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), and Diane Keaton (1946).

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