Martin Ritt

1914 - 1990

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Martin Ritt (March 2, 1914 – December 8, 1990) was an American director and actor who worked in both film and theater, noted for his socially conscious films.Some of the movies he directed include The Long, Hot Summer (1958), The Black Orchid (1958), Paris Blues (1961), Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962), Hud (1963), The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965), Hombre (1967), The Great White Hope (1970), Sounder (1972), The Front (1976), Norma Rae (1979), Cross Creek (1983), Murphy's Romance (1985), Nuts (1987), and Stanley & Iris (1990). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Ritt has received more than 299,030 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Martin Ritt is the 458th most popular film director (up from 459th in 2019), the 2,975th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,947th in 2019) and the 125th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Martin Ritt ranks 458 out of 1,580Before him are Héctor Babenco, Édouard Molinaro, Nicolas Roeg, Arthur Hiller, Jane Campion, and Albert Lamorisse. After him are Michael Powell, Moshé Mizrahi, Michael Radford, Jafar Panahi, Claude Zidi, and Luis García Berlanga.

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Among people born in 1914, Martin Ritt ranks 123Before him are Noor Inayat Khan, Juan Carlos Onganía, Brunó Ferenc Straub, Luis Mariano, Yahya Khan, and George Tabori. After him are Tito Okello, Jens Otto Krag, Paul Tortelier, Ralph Erskine, Budd Schulberg, and Sun Ra. Among people deceased in 1990, Martin Ritt ranks 92Before him are Tom Fogerty, Eduard Streltsov, Attilio Demaría, Ronald Evans, Horst Sindermann, and Naoto Tajima. After him are Michael Powell, Joan Bennett, Carlos Peucelle, Paul Tortelier, Semyon Kurkotkin, and Grethe Ingmann.

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Among people born in United States, Martin Ritt ranks 2,975 out of 15,968Before him are Lisa Niemi (1956), Scotty Moore (1931), Billy Gibbons (1949), Clark Gregg (1962), Gregg Popovich (1949), and George Huntington (1850). After him are Laura Linney (1964), Martin Chalfie (1947), George Pullman (1831), Jacques Futrelle (1875), Claire Lee Chennault (1890), and John Cheever (1912).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Martin Ritt ranks 125Before him are Joe Dante (1946), Chuck Lorre (1952), John Waters (1946), Taylor Hackford (1944), Delmer Daves (1904), and Robert Mulligan (1925). After him are Zack Snyder (1966), Nick Castle (1947), Hal Ashby (1929), Richard Lester (1932), Norman Taurog (1899), and Stuart Gordon (1947).