Rod Taylor

1930 - 2015

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Rodney Sturt Taylor (11 January 1930 – 7 January 2015) was an Australian actor. He appeared in more than 50 feature films, including The Time Machine (1960), One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961), The Birds (1963), and Inglourious Basterds (2009). Taylor was born in Lidcombe, a suburb of Sydney, to a father who was a steel construction contractor and commercial artist and a mother who was a children's author. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rod Taylor has received more than 2,795,760 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Rod Taylor is the 789th most popular actor (up from 896th in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Australia (up from 46th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Australian Actor.

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  • 2.8M

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  • 68.62

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  • 38

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  • 3.75

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  • 4.12

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Rod Taylor ranks 789 out of 10,030Before him are Mistinguett, Bob Fosse, Oskar Werner, Wade Williams, Dominique Sanda, and Maria Schneider. After him are Shirley Knight, Ben Cross, Jack Black, Yvette Guilbert, Claudia Mori, and Christian Clavier.

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Among people born in 1930, Rod Taylor ranks 92Before him are Ben Gazzara, Ivan Silayev, Itamar Franco, Walter Bonatti, Gaafar Nimeiry, and J. G. Ballard. After him are Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, Friedrich Gulda, Hilderaldo Bellini, Ed White, Tom Wolfe, and Sonny Rollins. Among people deceased in 2015, Rod Taylor ranks 70Before him are Robert Loggia, Richard F. Heck, Ruth Rendell, Mathieu Kérékou, Udo Lattek, and Kurt Masur. After him are Georges Wolinski, Zhelyu Zhelev, Gabriele Ferzetti, Yaşar Kemal, Boris Nemtsov, and Ornette Coleman.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Rod Taylor ranks 36 out of 790Before him are Howard Florey (1898), Kylie Minogue (1968), Lisa Gerrard (1961), John Cornforth (1917), James Clavell (1921), and Lionel Logue (1880). After him are Alan Jones (1946), Margaret Court (1942), Simon Baker (1969), Johnny Logan (1954), Nick Cave (1957), and Eric Bana (1968).

Among ACTORS In Australia

Among actors born in Australia, Rod Taylor ranks 11Before him are Heath Ledger (1979), Cate Blanchett (1969), Chris Hemsworth (1983), Hugh Jackman (1968), Margot Robbie (1990), and Lionel Logue (1880). After him are Simon Baker (1969), Eric Bana (1968), Judith Anderson (1897), John Noble (1948), Liam Hemsworth (1990), and Jonathan Hyde (1948).

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