Ray Milland

1907 - 1986

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Ray Milland (born Alfred Reginald Jones; 3 January 1907 – 10 March 1986) was a British-American actor and film director. His screen career ran from 1929 to 1985, and he is best remembered for his Academy 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 1,876,574 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Ray Milland is the 576th most popular actor (up from 607th in 2019), the 747th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 830th in 2019) and the 86th most popular British 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, Ray Milland ranks 576 out of 10,030Before him are Rade Šerbedžija, Winona Ryder, Max Linder, Danny Aiello, R. Lee Ermey, and Adam West. After him are Lale Andersen, Carole Bouquet, Michele Placido, Hanna Schygulla, Rachel Weisz, and Jim Broadbent.

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Among people born in 1907, Ray Milland ranks 51Before him are W. H. Auden, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Varlam Shalamov, H. L. A. Hart, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, and Lê Duẩn. After him are Pujie, Yoshiko Kawashima, U Nu, Cesar Romero, Miklós Rózsa, and Franz Jägerstätter. Among people deceased in 1986, Ray Milland ranks 36Before him are Samora Machel, Jaroslav Seifert, James Rainwater, Raymond Loewy, James Cagney, and Lê Duẩn. After him are Edward Adelbert Doisy, Stanley Rous, Erik Bruhn, Robert S. Mulliken, Dean Reed, and Minoru Yamasaki.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ray Milland ranks 747 out of 6,924Before him are Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood (1897), Desmond Morris (1928), Edmund Tudor, Duke of Somerset (1499), Princess Charlotte of Wales (1796), Frederick Griffith (1879), and Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868). After him are Cynthia Lennon (1939), James Macpherson (1736), Rachel Weisz (1970), John Cockcroft (1897), Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland (1915), and Jim Broadbent (1949).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Ray Milland ranks 86Before him are Jessica Tandy (1909), John Rhys-Davies (1944), Naomi Watts (1968), Rex Harrison (1908), Terence Stamp (1938), and Peter Cushing (1913). After him are Rachel Weisz (1970), Jim Broadbent (1949), Kenneth Branagh (1960), Tim Roth (1961), Pat Hitchcock (1928), and Jane Seymour (1951).

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