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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 1,599,473 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Melvyn Douglas is the 1,708th most popular actor (down from 1,311th in 2019), the 2,871st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,385th in 2019) and the 827th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Melvyn Douglas ranks 1,708 out of 9,996Before him are Richard Basehart, Anatoli Papanov, Luis Guzmán, Lamberto Maggiorani, Álvaro Morte, and Ruan Lingyu. After him are Haing S. Ngor, Tony Jaa, Aleksey Batalov, Ricardo Darín, Nell Gwyn, and Mario Brega.

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Among people born in 1901, Melvyn Douglas ranks 111Before him are Stella Adler, Hellmuth Stieff, Ho Feng-Shan, René Pleven, Pavel Rotmistrov, and Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid. After him are Ed Sullivan, Manuel Urrutia Lleó, Joachim Ernst, Duke of Anhalt, Claude Autant-Lara, Ludolf von Alvensleben, and Princess Yolanda of Savoy. Among people deceased in 1981, Melvyn Douglas ranks 74Before him are Nisargadatta Maharaj, Nelson Algren, D. R. Bendre, Ziaur Rahman, Giuseppe Pella, and Ferruccio Parri. After him are Manuel Urrutia Lleó, Savitri, Helmut Gröttrup, Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, 16th Karmapa, Carl Ludwig Siegel, and Hermann Esser.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Melvyn Douglas ranks 2,871 out of 18,182Before him are Henry Silva (1928), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), Dean Norris (1963), Margaret Fuller (1810), Richard Basehart (1914), and Mark Granovetter (1943). After him are Noah Webster (1758), Ace Frehley (1951), Walter De Maria (1935), Hannibal Hamlin (1809), Ed Sullivan (1901), and John Havlicek (1940).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Melvyn Douglas ranks 827Before him are Timothée Chalamet (1995), Zoe Saldana (1978), Marg Helgenberger (1958), Henry Silva (1928), Dean Norris (1963), and Richard Basehart (1914). After him are Octavia Spencer (1972), Joan Bennett (1910), Lesley Gore (1946), William Zabka (1965), Mary-Louise Parker (1964), and John Phillip Law (1937).

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