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 1,107,610 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Richard Todd is the 3,947th most popular actor (down from 3,090th in 2019), the 193rd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 164th in 2019) and the 30th most popular Irish Actor.

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Among actors, Richard Todd ranks 3,947 out of 10,030Before him are Rosamund Kwan, Yvette Mimieux, Gavin MacLeod, Andrew Scott, Millie Perkins, and Priscilla Pointer. After him are Tom Byron, Bodil Joensen, Gregg Henry, Skeet Ulrich, Connie Stevens, and Alice Braga.

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Among people born in 1919, Richard Todd ranks 223Before him are Michel Déon, Clyde Cowan, Asbjørn Ruud, Frances Bay, Jocelyn Brando, and Peter Carington, 6th Baron Carrington. After him are Roberto Bonomi, Nina Dumbadze, Jacques Laurent, Helen Walton, Grisha Filipov, and Finn Helgesen. Among people deceased in 2009, Richard Todd ranks 219Before him are Jan Kaplický, Hirotugu Akaike, Kim Manners, Jack Kramer, José Luis López Vázquez, and Veronika Dudarova. After him are Rodrigo Carazo Odio, Harve Presnell, Lei Clijsters, Michel Leblond, Mary Travers, and Léon Glovacki.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Richard Todd ranks 193 out of 460Before him are George Abraham Grierson (1851), Robert Mallet (1810), Joe Kelly (1913), Enda Kenny (1951), Geraldine Fitzgerald (1913), and Andrew Scott (1976). After him are William Brouncker, 2nd Viscount Brouncker (1620), Rex Ingram (1892), John A. Costello (1891), Domhnall Gleeson (1983), Jane Wilde (1821), and John Philip Holland (1840).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, Richard Todd ranks 30Before him are Colm Meaney (1953), Caitriona Balfe (1979), Dorothea Jordan (1761), Jason O'Mara (1972), Geraldine Fitzgerald (1913), and Andrew Scott (1976). After him are Domhnall Gleeson (1983), Sara Allgood (1879), Patrick Bergin (1951), Graham Norton (1963), Owen Moore (1886), and Stuart Townsend (1972).

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