Ray Collins

1889 - 1965

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Ray Bidwell Collins (December 10, 1889 – July 11, 1965) was an American character actor in stock and Broadway theatre, radio, films, and television. With 900 stage roles to his credit, he became one of the most successful actors in the developing field of radio drama. A friend and associate of Orson Welles for many years, Collins went to Hollywood with the Mercury Theatre company and made his feature-film debut in Citizen Kane (1941), as Kane's ruthless political rival. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Collins has received more than 13,178 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Ray Collins is the 5,397th most popular actor (up from 5,535th in 2019), the 8,381st most popular biography from United States (down from 8,081st in 2019) and the 2,704th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Ray Collins ranks 5,397 out of 10,030Before him are Dick Clark, Antonio Resines, Andrea Martin, Gail Russell, David Dencik, and Bill Hader. After him are Bob Clark, Daniel Henney, Cha Tae-hyun, Jason Donovan, Jorge Blanco, and Chris Carmack.

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Among people born in 1889, Ray Collins ranks 212Before him are Eugene Pallette, Nagamichi Kuroda, Carl Bertilsson, Minta Durfee, Vasily Struve, and Claude McKay. After him are Hugo Wieslander, Fanny Durack, Robert Benchley, Marjorie Rambeau, Moroni Olsen, and James Wordie. Among people deceased in 1965, Ray Collins ranks 169Before him are Myra Hess, Everett Sloane, Chris Berger, Robert Benson, Vasily Struve, and Ivan Joseph Martin Osiier. After him are Joaquín Vázquez, Heinrich Schomburgk, Philip Showalter Hench, Mary Boland, Vajiha Samadova, and Sulamith Goldhaber.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Collins ranks 8,381 out of 15,968Before him are Adolphus Greely (1844), Chelsea Clinton (1980), Julia Morgan (1872), Roger Miller (1936), Bill Hader (1978), and Kyle Eastwood (1968). After him are Clarence White (1944), Frank Parker (1916), Geraldo Rivera (1943), John Romero (1967), Harry Spanjer (1873), and Bob Clark (1939).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ray Collins ranks 2,704Before him are Jane Curtin (1947), Tim Gunn (1953), Dick Clark (1929), Andrea Martin (1947), Gail Russell (1924), and Bill Hader (1978). After him are Bob Clark (1939), Daniel Henney (1979), Chris Carmack (1980), Jayma Mays (1979), Marianna Hill (1942), and Chrissy Metz (1980).

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