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Lew Ayres

1908 - 1996

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Lewis Frederick Ayres III (December 28, 1908 – December 30, 1996) was an American actor whose film and television career spanned 65 years. He is best known for starring as German soldier Paul Bäumer in the film All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and for playing Dr. Kildare in nine films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lew Ayres has received more than 1,427,075 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Lew Ayres is the 2,745th most popular actor (down from 2,642nd in 2019), the 4,357th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,325th in 2019) and the 1,307th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Lew Ayres ranks 2,745 out of 9,996Before him are Tamara Toumanova, John Spencer, Ray Stevenson, Tommy Flanagan, Moira Orfei, and Laurie Metcalf. After him are Bernard Giraudeau, Queen Latifah, Sally Kirkland, Art LaFleur, Chieko Baisho, and Wil Wheaton.

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Among people born in 1908, Lew Ayres ranks 173Before him are Krystyna Skarbek, Elio Vittorini, Jacques Herbrand, Juan Botasso, Fred MacMurray, and Renzo Rossellini. After him are Janina Lewandowska, Alfons Rebane, Tullio Pinelli, Bobojon Ghafurov, Jorge Oteiza, and Pedro Arico Suárez. Among people deceased in 1996, Lew Ayres ranks 145Before him are Pierre Grimal, Eva Cassidy, Dorothy Lamour, Henri Nouwen, Aruna Asaf Ali, and Tamara Toumanova. After him are Joseph Mermans, Tarō Okamoto, José Manuel Fuente, Hernán Siles Zuazo, Khondaker Mostaq Ahmad, and Zulfiya.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lew Ayres ranks 4,357 out of 18,182Before him are John Spencer (1946), Braxton Bragg (1817), Laurie Metcalf (1955), Ryan Murphy (1965), A. Merritt (1884), and Sewall Wright (1889). After him are Queen Latifah (1970), Sally Kirkland (1941), Art LaFleur (1943), John Lewis (1920), John Ashbery (1927), and Greg LeMond (1961).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Lew Ayres ranks 1,307Before him are Dick Miller (1928), Julie Adams (1926), Michael Moriarty (1941), Sarah Rafferty (1972), John Spencer (1946), and Laurie Metcalf (1955). After him are Queen Latifah (1970), Sally Kirkland (1941), Art LaFleur (1943), Wil Wheaton (1972), John Corbett (1961), and Harrison Ford (1884).

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