Peggy Ashcroft

1907 - 1991

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Dame Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft (22 December 1907 – 14 June 1991), known professionally as Peggy Ashcroft, was an English actress whose career spanned more than 60 years winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and several British and European awards. Born to a comfortable middle-class family, Ashcroft was determined from an early age to become an actress, despite parental opposition. She was working in smaller theatres even before graduating from drama school, and within two years thereafter she was starring in the West End. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peggy Ashcroft has received more than 888,426 page views. Her biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Peggy Ashcroft is the 3,086th most popular actor (down from 2,766th in 2019), the 2,671st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,530th in 2019) and the 381st most popular Actor.

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  • 41

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  • 5.15

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Among actors, Peggy Ashcroft ranks 3,086 out of 9,996Before her are Ross Martin, Jacques Sernas, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bobby Driscoll, Ted Cassidy, and Lee Jong-suk. After her are Ernest B. Schoedsack, Takuya Kimura, Mike Connors, Raimu, Doug Jones, and Lara Flynn Boyle.

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Among people born in 1907, Peggy Ashcroft ranks 191Before her are Gene Autry, Roger Vailland, John Marley, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Sergei Shtemenko, and Paul Magloire. After her are Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, Jean Aerts, Günter Eich, Camargo Guarnieri, Ahmet Adnan Saygun, and Juan Carlos Corazzo. Among people deceased in 1991, Peggy Ashcroft ranks 130Before her are Ed Heinemann, Jack Crawford, Franco Maria Malfatti, Sanmao, Vasco Pratolini, and Johnny Thunders. After her are Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Luis Miró, Anton Yugov, Yusuf Idris, György Szűcs, and Colleen Dewhurst.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peggy Ashcroft ranks 2,671 out of 7,765Before her are Arthur Ponsonby, 1st Baron Ponsonby of Shulbrede (1871), James David Forbes (1809), Radclyffe Hall (1880), Simon Le Bon (1958), Lady Arbella Stuart (1575), and Samuel Frederick Gray (1766). After her are Eleanor of Scotland (1433), Henry Irving (1838), Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury (1583), Ben Whishaw (1980), Billy Boyd (1968), and Ray Davies (1944).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peggy Ashcroft ranks 381Before her are Alan Young (1919), Sam Claflin (1986), Julian Sands (1958), Philip Jackson (1948), Minnie Driver (1970), and Barry Morse (1918). After her are Henry Irving (1838), Ben Whishaw (1980), Billy Boyd (1968), Joely Richardson (1965), Joseph Grimaldi (1778), and Freddie Jones (1927).

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