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Ray Milland

1907 - 1986

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Ray Milland (born Alfred Reginald Jones; 3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a Welsh-American actor and film director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is remembered for his Academy Award and Cannes Film Festival Award-winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in Billy Wilder's The Lost Weekend (1945) and also for such roles as a sophisticated leading man opposite John Wayne's corrupt character in Reap the Wild Wind (1942), the murder-plotting husband in Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder (1954), and Oliver Barrett III in Love Story (1970).Before becoming an actor, Milland served in the Household Cavalry of the British Army, becoming a proficient marksman, horseman and aeroplane pilot. He left the army to pursue a career in acting and appeared as an extra in several British productions before getting his first major role in The Flying Scotsman (1929). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Milland has received more than 2,168,694 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Ray Milland is the 836th most popular actor (down from 576th in 2019), the 992nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 746th in 2019) and the 128th most popular Actor.

Ray Milland is most famous for his role in Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" and "The Lost Weekend."

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Among ACTORS

Among actors, Ray Milland ranks 836 out of 9,996Before him are Eric Idle, Ugo Tognazzi, Katina Paxinou, Peter Weller, Michael York, and Dorothy Malone. After him are James Mason, Sebastian Shaw, Marisa Paredes, Brad Dourif, Jennifer Garner, and Mike Myers.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1907, Ray Milland ranks 62Before him are Ernesto Geisel, Cesar Romero, Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Miklós Rózsa, Fabian von Schlabrendorff, and Emilie Schindler. After him are Lars Ahlfors, Mahadevi Varma, Horia Sima, Giovanni Ferrari, James Meade, and Helmuth James von Moltke. Among people deceased in 1986, Ray Milland ranks 53Before him are Ye Jianying, Coluche, Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, J. Allen Hynek, Theodor Busse, and Nikolay Semyonov. After him are Gunnar Björnstrand, Sterling Hayden, Juan Rulfo, Gusztáv Sebes, Raimundo Orsi, and Altiero Spinelli.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ray Milland ranks 992 out of 7,765Before him are Michael York (1942), William Hyde Wollaston (1766), Edmund Leighton (1852), John Kay (1704), John E. Walker (1941), and Prince Michael of Kent (1942). After him are James Mason (1909), Sebastian Shaw (1905), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin (1914), James Stirling (1926), and Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (1477).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ray Milland ranks 128Before him are Orlando Bloom (1977), Michael Palin (1943), Ian McDiarmid (1944), Denholm Elliott (1922), Eric Idle (1943), and Michael York (1942). After him are James Mason (1909), Sebastian Shaw (1905), Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971), Honor Blackman (1925), Robert Hardy (1925), and Helen McCrory (1968).

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