Raymond Massey

1896 - 1983

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Raymond Hart Massey (August 30, 1896 – July 29, 1983) was a Canadian actor, known for his commanding, stage-trained voice. For his lead role in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940), Massey was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Among his most well known roles were Dr Gillespie in the NBC television series Dr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raymond Massey has received more than 1,286,545 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Raymond Massey is the 2,660th most popular actor (up from 2,752nd in 2019), the 207th most popular biography from Canada (up from 220th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular Actor.

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Among actors, Raymond Massey ranks 2,660 out of 9,996Before him are Jane Badler, Anthony Delon, Richard Burbage, Jacques Lecoq, Victoria Ruffo, and Leo Genn. After him are Edmund Gwenn, Tim Matheson, Tony Musante, Dorothy Lamour, Marcel Bozzuffi, and Chris Vance.

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Among people born in 1896, Raymond Massey ranks 135Before him are Hubert Lanz, Dodie Smith, Vasily Gordov, Edward Arthur Milne, Boris Podolsky, and Evgeny Schwartz. After him are Josephine Tey, Alberto Demicheli, Peter Cheyney, Prince Wolfgang of Hesse, Nadejda Mountbatten, Marchioness of Milford Haven, and Nobuko Yoshiya. Among people deceased in 1983, Raymond Massey ranks 121Before him are Juan Carlos Zabala, Herman Kahn, József Takács, Roy Sullivan, Archduchess Rosa of Austria, and Cathy Berberian. After him are Bill Brandt, Rudolf Wolters, Nichita Stănescu, Burrill Bernard Crohn, John Williams, and Musine Kokalari.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Raymond Massey ranks 207 out of 1,350Before him are Jeff Wall (1946), Allan Dwan (1885), Mary Simon (1947), Nathan Fillion (1971), Ethel Smith (1907), and Naomi Klein (1970). After him are John van 't Schip (1963), Richard Williams (1933), Terry Fox (1958), Hume Cronyn (1911), Marc Singer (1948), and Joseph-Armand Bombardier (1907).

Among ACTORS In Canada

Among actors born in Canada, Raymond Massey ranks 63Before him are Sandra Oh (1971), Ann Rutherford (1917), Oliver Platt (1960), Barry Pepper (1970), Phil Hartman (1948), and Nathan Fillion (1971). After him are Hume Cronyn (1911), Marc Singer (1948), Florence Lawrence (1886), Kim Coates (1958), Deborah Kara Unger (1966), and Gordon Thomson (1945).

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