Peter Finch

1916 - 1977

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Frederick George Peter Ingle Finch (28 September 1916 – 14 January 1977) was an English-born Australian actor. He is best remembered for his role as crazed television anchorman Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network, which earned him a posthumous Academy Award for Best Actor, his fifth Best Actor award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and a Best Actor award from the Golden Globes. Finch was the first person to win a posthumous Academy Award in an acting category. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Finch has received more than 2,270,939 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Peter Finch is the 432nd most popular actor (up from 444th in 2019), the 603rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 638th in 2019) and the 67th most popular British Actor.

Peter Finch is most famous for playing the role of Howard Beale in the 1976 film Network.

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Among actors, Peter Finch ranks 432 out of 10,030Before him are Renée Zellweger, Mel Ferrer, Boris Karloff, Gary Sinise, Lee Strasberg, and Magda Schneider. After him are Ingrid Thulin, Hugh Laurie, Jean Harlow, Loie Fuller, Jerry Stiller, and Robert Knepper.

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Among people born in 1916, Peter Finch ranks 26Before him are Maurice Wilkins, Robert McNamara, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Camilo José Cela, C. Wright Mills, and Alexander Prokhorov. After him are P. W. Botha, Paul Keres, Peter Weiss, Vitaly Ginzburg, Virginia Satir, and Marcel Cerdan. Among people deceased in 1977, Peter Finch ranks 25Before him are Bing Crosby, Francis Gary Powers, Joan Crawford, Alexander Luria, Clarice Lispector, and Ali Shariati. After him are Andreas Baader, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, Groucho Marx, James Jones, Henri-Georges Clouzot, and Gudrun Ensslin.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter Finch ranks 603 out of 6,924Before him are William Dampier (1651), John Henry Newman (1801), Jane Hawking (1944), Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), John Harrison (1693), and Henry Fielding (1707). After him are Thomas Tallis (1502), Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet (1892), Hugh Laurie (1959), Eduard Suess (1831), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), and Samuel Richardson (1689).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peter Finch ranks 67Before him are Jean Simmons (1929), Robbie Coltrane (1950), Diana Rigg (1938), Desmond Llewelyn (1914), Joan Collins (1933), and Boris Karloff (1887). After him are Hugh Laurie (1959), Sean Bean (1959), Tim Curry (1946), Leslie Howard (1893), Oliver Reed (1938), and Robert Carlyle (1961).

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