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Richard Todd

1919 - 2009

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Richard Andrew Palethorpe-Todd (11 June 1919 – 3 December 2009) was an Irish-British actor known for his leading man roles of the 1950s. He received a Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Male, and an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor nomination for his performance as Corporal Lachlan MacLachlan in the 1949 film The Hasty Heart. His other notable roles include Jonathan Cooper in Stage Fright (1950), Wing Commander Guy Gibson in The Dam Busters (1955), Sir Walter Raleigh in The Virgin Queen (1955), and Major John Howard in The Longest Day (1962). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Todd has received more than 1,333,751 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Richard Todd is the 3,806th most popular actor (up from 3,946th in 2019), the 178th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 193rd in 2019) and the 27th most popular Irish Actor.

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Among actors, Richard Todd ranks 3,806 out of 9,996Before him are Mia Wasikowska, Jason Patric, Mädchen Amick, Yvonne Craig, Melissa Rauch, and Olivia Wilde. After him are Thomas Ian Griffith, Belén Cuesta, Carol Channing, Nicholas Gonzalez, Ayelet Zurer, and Florence Lee.

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Among people born in 1919, Richard Todd ranks 210Before him are Lawrence Tierney, Juan Carlos Muñoz, Loki Schmidt, Roman Vlad, Nilla Pizzi, and Isaak Khalatnikov. After him are Ladislav Mňačko, Maurice Boitel, Antonio Pietrangeli, Nehemiah Persoff, Helen Walton, and Gottfried Dienst. Among people deceased in 2009, Richard Todd ranks 205Before him are Anna Yegorova, Zena Marshall, Juvenal Amarijo, Corín Tellado, Giacomo Bulgarelli, and G. A. Cohen. After him are Elisabeth Söderström, Otar Chiladze, Alexis Argüello, José Torres, Barry Flanagan, and Koko Taylor.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Richard Todd ranks 178 out of 501Before him are Micheál Martin (1960), Paul Kane (1810), Seán O'Casey (1880), Finnian of Clonard (470), Domhnall Gleeson (1983), and Maeve Binchy (1939). After him are Aidan of Lindisfarne (600), Dorothea Jordan (1761), Robert Mallet (1810), William Thompson (1775), Andrew Scott (1976), and Herbert Brenon (1880).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, Richard Todd ranks 27Before him are Colm Meaney (1953), Tom Moore (1883), Geraldine Fitzgerald (1913), Sinéad Cusack (1948), Jason O'Mara (1972), and Domhnall Gleeson (1983). After him are Dorothea Jordan (1761), Andrew Scott (1976), Michael McElhatton (1963), Patrick Bergin (1951), Alison Doody (1966), and Caitriona Balfe (1979).

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