Robert Walker

1918 - 1951

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Robert Hudson Walker (October 13, 1918 – August 28, 1951) was an American actor who starred as the villain in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller Strangers on a Train (1951), which was released shortly before his early demise. He started in youthful boy-next-door roles, often as a World War II soldier. One of these roles was opposite his first wife, Jennifer Jones, in the World War II epic Since You Went Away (1944). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Walker has received more than 58,225 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Robert Walker is the 1,766th most popular actor (up from 3,573rd in 2019), the 2,894th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,470th in 2019) and the 808th most popular American Actor.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Robert Walker ranks 1,766 out of 13,578Before him are Dyanne Thorne, Harry Reems, Meiko Kaji, Marie Trintignant, Kevin Peter Hall, and Jacky Cheung. After him are Laurie Holden, Roy Chiao, Leon Russom, Jamel Debbouze, John Aniston, and Elya Baskin.

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Among people born in 1918, Robert Walker ranks 112Before him are Aldo van Eyck, Borys Paton, Arthur Chung, George Lincoln Rockwell, Helmut Lent, and Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV. After him are Bobby Riggs, Raimon Panikkar, Adolfo Pedernera, Willi Graf, Dora Ratjen, and Ángel Labruna. Among people deceased in 1951, Robert Walker ranks 67Before him are Tadeusz Borowski, Serge Koussevitzky, Maria Montez, Eugen Meindl, Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov, and Wols. After him are Ferdinand Sauerbruch, Lincoln Ellsworth, Erich Neumann, Ernest Bevin, Simon Kimbangu, and Géza Maróczy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Walker ranks 2,894 out of 20,380Before him are Randy Rhoads (1956), Robert B. Wilson (1937), Coleman Hawkins (1904), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Kevin Peter Hall (1955), and Eunice Newton Foote (1819). After him are Tito Puente (1923), Laurie Holden (1969), August Derleth (1909), Carl Brashear (1931), Henry Hill (1943), and Leon Russom (1941).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Robert Walker ranks 808Before him are Candy Darling (1944), Zoë Wanamaker (1949), Frank Vincent (1939), Dyanne Thorne (1936), Harry Reems (1947), and Kevin Peter Hall (1955). After him are Laurie Holden (1969), Leon Russom (1941), Mark Dacascos (1964), Woody Strode (1914), Dean Norris (1963), and Karen Black (1939).

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