Ray Walston

1914 - 2001

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Herman Raymond Walston (November 2, 1914 – January 1, 2001) was an American actor and comedian, well known as the title character on My Favorite Martian. His major film, television, and stage roles included Luther Billis (South Pacific), Mr. Applegate (Damn Yankees), J. J. Singleton (The Sting), Poopdeck Pappy (Popeye), Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ray Walston has received more than 1,946,202 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Ray Walston is the 2,607th most popular actor (down from 2,397th in 2019), the 4,273rd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,007th in 2019) and the 1,277th most popular American Actor.

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  • 33

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  • 2.05

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  • 4.74

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Among actors, Ray Walston ranks 2,607 out of 10,030Before him are James Rebhorn, Alexis Bledel, Leif Erickson, Mikheil Chiaureli, Marion Ramsey, and Andreas Katsulas. After him are Sydne Rome, Mildred Natwick, Jimmy Smits, Liselotte Pulver, Tapio Rautavaara, and Geraldine James.

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Among people born in 1914, Ray Walston ranks 175Before him are Hovhannes Shiraz, Hernán Siles Zuazo, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Paul Rand, Yuri Levitan, and Magda Frank. After him are Kevin McCarthy, E. G. Marshall, Grigol Abashidze, Akira Ifukube, Viola Desmond, and Alf Prøysen. Among people deceased in 2001, Ray Walston ranks 139Before him are Vasily Mishin, Robert W. Floyd, Chuck Schuldiner, Troy Donahue, Leila Pahlavi, and Ken Aston. After him are Adhemar da Silva, Oldřich Lajsek, Micheline Ostermeyer, Tommy Flanagan, Arturo Uslar Pietri, and Ardito Desio.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ray Walston ranks 4,273 out of 15,968Before him are Aldo Leopold (1887), Rebbie Jackson (1950), Ray Barretto (1929), Marion Ramsey (1947), Andreas Katsulas (1946), and Charles Wuorinen (1938). After him are Sydne Rome (1951), Mildred Natwick (1905), Jimmy Smits (1955), James Thurber (1894), Tom Holland (1943), and Richard Chase (1950).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ray Walston ranks 1,277Before him are Jude Ciccolella (1947), James Rebhorn (1948), Alexis Bledel (1981), Leif Erickson (1911), Marion Ramsey (1947), and Andreas Katsulas (1946). After him are Sydne Rome (1951), Mildred Natwick (1905), Jimmy Smits (1955), Michael Moriarty (1941), Ann Miller (1923), and Kevin McCarthy (1914).

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