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Ray Harryhausen

1920 - 2013

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Raymond Frederick Harryhausen (June 29, 1920 – May 7, 2013) was an American-British animator and special effects creator who created a form of stop motion model animation known as "Dynamation". His works include the animation for Mighty Joe Young (1949) with his mentor Willis H. O'Brien (for which the latter won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects); his first color film, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958); and Jason and the Argonauts (1963), which featured a sword fight with seven skeleton warriors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Harryhausen has received more than 1,419,278 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Ray Harryhausen is the 357th most popular film director (down from 327th in 2019), the 2,338th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,160th in 2019) and the 104th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Ray Harryhausen ranks 357 out of 1,581Before him are Juan Antonio Bardem, Ken Russell, James L. Brooks, John Guillermin, Louis Delluc, and Mervyn LeRoy. After him are Derek Jarman, Nanni Moretti, Chen Kaige, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Ladislas Starevich, and Merian C. Cooper.

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Among people born in 1920, Ray Harryhausen ranks 117Before him are Eileen Chang, Tonino Guerra, José Luis de Vilallonga, 9th Marquess of Castellbell, Peggy Lee, Martine Carol, and Abe Lenstra. After him are Don Taylor, Bruno Maderna, Yang Kyoungjong, Heinz Kessler, Mohammed Dib, and Guido Cantelli. Among people deceased in 2013, Ray Harryhausen ranks 104Before him are Jacques Vergès, Esther Williams, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Taihō Kōki, Tuncel Kurtiz, and Seki Matsunaga. After him are Alvin Lee, Van Cliburn, Conrad Bain, Otto Sander, Frederik Pohl, and Ali Kafi.

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Among people born in United States, Ray Harryhausen ranks 2,338 out of 18,182Before him are Fred Ward (1942), Kamehameha II (1797), Barbara Liskov (1939), Mervyn LeRoy (1900), Alice Ball (1892), and Elizabeth McGovern (1961). After him are Luis Walter Alvarez (1911), William Joyce (1906), Don S. Davis (1942), Eddie Eagan (1897), Chris Noth (1954), and Cornell Woolrich (1903).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Ray Harryhausen ranks 104Before him are Russ Meyer (1922), William A. Wellman (1896), Nick Castle (1947), Gerard Damiano (1928), James L. Brooks (1940), and Mervyn LeRoy (1900). After him are Merian C. Cooper (1893), Irvin Kershner (1923), Gene Deitch (1924), Sofia Coppola (1971), Robert Benton (1932), and John McTiernan (1951).

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