Melvyn Douglas

1901 - 1981

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Melvyn Douglas (born Melvyn Edouard Hesselberg, April 5, 1901 – August 4, 1981) was an American actor. Douglas came to prominence in the 1930s as a suave leading man, perhaps best typified by his performance in the romantic comedy Ninotchka (1939) with Greta Garbo. Douglas later played mature and fatherly characters, as in his Academy Award–winning performances in Hud (1963) and Being There (1979) and his Academy Award–nominated performance in I Never Sang for My Father (1970). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Melvyn Douglas has received more than 1,127,856 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Melvyn Douglas is the 1,312th most popular actor (up from 1,868th in 2019), the 2,386th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,247th in 2019) and the 651st most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Melvyn Douglas ranks 1,312 out of 10,030Before him are Emma Stone, Ida Kamińska, Paul Sorvino, Melissa McBride, Lin Shaye, and Bill Paxton. After him are Pat Hingle, Michael Emerson, Dean Stockwell, Krister Henriksson, Geraldine McEwan, and Pam Grier.

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Among people born in 1901, Melvyn Douglas ranks 96Before him are Joe Davis, Maxwell D. Taylor, Ub Iwerks, Jean Prouvé, Marino Marini, and Michel Leiris. After him are Otto Wächter, Stella Adler, Manuel Urrutia Lleó, Wolfgang Schmieder, Fred Uhlman, and Eiji Tsuburaya. Among people deceased in 1981, Melvyn Douglas ranks 58Before him are Albert Cohen, Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai, Rómulo Betancourt, Edith Head, Lotte Reiniger, and Natalia Pavlovna Paley. After him are Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, Christy Brown, Yakov Pavlov, Manuel Urrutia Lleó, Valeri Kharlamov, and Nelson Algren.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Melvyn Douglas ranks 2,386 out of 15,968Before him are Lin Shaye (1943), Ben Hecht (1893), Bill Paxton (1955), Gall (1840), Van Cliburn (1934), and Charles M. Schulz (1922). After him are George Phillips Bond (1825), Pat Hingle (1924), Michael Emerson (1954), Dean Stockwell (1936), Pam Grier (1949), and Alyssa Milano (1972).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Melvyn Douglas ranks 651Before him are Jennifer Beals (1963), Emma Stone (1988), Paul Sorvino (1939), Melissa McBride (1965), Lin Shaye (1943), and Bill Paxton (1955). After him are Pat Hingle (1924), Michael Emerson (1954), Dean Stockwell (1936), Pam Grier (1949), Alyssa Milano (1972), and Margaux Hemingway (1954).

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