Robert Preston

1918 - 1987

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Robert Preston Meservey (June 8, 1918 – March 21, 1987) was an American stage and film actor and singer of Broadway and cinema, best known for his collaboration with composer Meredith Willson and originating the role of Professor Harold Hill in the 1957 musical The Music Man and the 1962 film adaptation; the film earned him his first of two Golden Globe Award nominations. Preston collaborated twice with filmmaker Blake Edwards, first in S.O.B. (1981) and again in Victor/Victoria (1982). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Preston has received more than 37,478 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Robert Preston is the 3,356th most popular actor (down from 3,082nd in 2019), the 5,333rd most popular biography from United States (down from 4,983rd in 2019) and the 1,657th most popular American Actor.

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  • 26

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  • 4.23

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Among actors, Robert Preston ranks 3,356 out of 10,030Before him are Ian Abercrombie, Gérard Lanvin, Jack Colvin, Matthew Garber, Joe Manganiello, and Kenneth Welsh. After him are Theo Lingen, Lydia Shum, Cary Elwes, Emily Procter, Caitriona Balfe, and Agnes Ayres.

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Among people born in 1918, Robert Preston ranks 173Before him are Émile Derlin Zinsou, Mike Wallace, Giovanni Cheli, Shinobu Hashimoto, Russell Kirk, and Alfred Bickel. After him are Edward Van Dijck, Robert Walker, Bill Vukovich, Charu Majumdar, Édouard Gagnon, and Zara Dolukhanova. Among people deceased in 1987, Robert Preston ranks 148Before him are Arne Brustad, M. G. Ramachandran, Paul Janes, Heðin Brú, Kristjan Palusalu, and Chögyam Trungpa. After him are Ralph Nelson, Gerhard Fieseler, George Mikes, Gustav Knuth, Henk Badings, and John Mikaelsson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Preston ranks 5,333 out of 15,968Before him are Joe Manganiello (1976), Tom Hamilton (1951), James Kottak (1962), Henry Carr (1941), George Ritzer (1940), and Richard Petty (1937). After him are James Worthy (1961), Emily Procter (1968), Agnes Ayres (1898), Gene Reynolds (1923), Charles Demuth (1883), and Reginald VelJohnson (1952).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Robert Preston ranks 1,657Before him are Betty Buckley (1947), Estelle Parsons (1927), Kevin Richardson (1971), Rance Howard (1928), Jack Colvin (1934), and Joe Manganiello (1976). After him are Emily Procter (1968), Agnes Ayres (1898), Gene Reynolds (1923), Reginald VelJohnson (1952), Richard Lynch (1940), and Jack LaLanne (1914).

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