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May Whitty

1865 - 1948

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Dame Mary Louise Webster, (née Whitty; 19 June 1865 – 29 May 1948), known professionally as May Whitty and later, for her charity work, Dame May Whitty, was an English stage and film actress. She was one of the first two women entertainers to become a Dame. The British actors' union Equity was established in her home in 1930. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of May Whitty has received more than 388,459 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). May Whitty is the 2,673rd most popular actor (up from 3,769th in 2019), the 2,413th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 3,152nd in 2019) and the 337th most popular British Actor.

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  • 31

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  • 3.55

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  • 3.84

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Among actors, May Whitty ranks 2,673 out of 9,996Before her are Hume Cronyn, Jean-Christophe Bouvet, Elizabeth Wilson, Morena Baccarin, Greg Kinnear, and Jacques Villeret. After her are Penny Marshall, Sage Stallone, William Katt, Marc Singer, Kelly Hu, and Diahann Carroll.

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Among people born in 1865, May Whitty ranks 103Before her are Emma Orczy, Halid Ziya Uşaklıgil, Erich von Drygalski, Henri Lebasque, Pierre Weiss, and Cândido Rondon. After her are Charles Proteus Steinmetz, Winnaretta Singer, Bernard Berenson, Eduard Vilde, Jehanne D'Alcy, and Mikhail Tugan-Baranovsky. Among people deceased in 1948, May Whitty ranks 99Before her are Manuel Roxas, Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Richard C. Tolman, Charles Evans Hughes, Richard Tauber, and Kan Kikuchi. After her are Lizzie Magie, August Hlond, Henri-Alexandre Deslandres, Fred Niblo, František Svoboda, and Sigrid Hjertén.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, May Whitty ranks 2,413 out of 7,765Before her are Chris Vance (1971), Eric Drummond, 7th Earl of Perth (1876), Philip Catherine (1942), Dorian Yates (1962), Alfred Deller (1912), and William Jackson Hooker (1785). After her are Dorothy Manley (1927), Fred West (1941), Cynegils (575), J. Stuart Blackton (1875), John Madden (1949), and Bill Ivy (1942).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, May Whitty ranks 337Before her are Joss Ackland (1928), Lesley Manville (1956), Richard Burbage (1567), Leo Genn (1905), Edmund Gwenn (1877), and Chris Vance (1971). After her are Patricia Routledge (1929), Samantha Bond (1961), Jon Finch (1942), David Tomlinson (1917), Ray Stevenson (1964), and Tommy Flanagan (1965).

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