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Roddy McDowall

1928 - 1998

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Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall (17 September 1928 – 3 October 1998) was a British and American actor, photographer and film director. He began his acting career as a child in England, and then in the United States, in How Green Was My Valley (1941), My Friend Flicka (1943), and Lassie Come Home (1943). For portraying Octavian in the historical drama Cleopatra (1963), he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roddy McDowall has received more than 5,250,810 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Roddy McDowall is the 1,034th most popular actor (down from 838th in 2019), the 1,166th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,031st in 2019) and the 151st most popular British Actor.

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  • 57.86

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  • 34

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  • 3.16

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  • 4.14

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Roddy McDowall ranks 1,034 out of 9,996Before him are Rachel McAdams, Claude Gensac, Vic Morrow, Run Run Shaw, Andy Lau, and Michael Biehn. After him are Michael Fassbender, Jonathan Hyde, Helen Hayes, Yvonne De Carlo, Kelly Preston, and Yaphet Kotto.

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Among people born in 1928, Roddy McDowall ranks 114Before him are Djivan Gasparyan, Michel Serrault, Takeshi Inoue, Ida Haendel, Alfonso de Portago, and Elliott Erwitt. After him are Dick York, Gordie Howe, Hayden White, Malcolm Glazer, Jack Kevorkian, and Georgy Dobrovolsky. Among people deceased in 1998, Roddy McDowall ranks 58Before him are Sonny Bono, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Benjamin Spock, Kurt Franz, Nguyễn Ngọc Loan, and Martin Rodbell. After him are Kenichi Fukui, Marie-Louise von Franz, Anne Desclos, Remo Giazotto, Marie-Louise Meilleur, and Shoichi Nishimura.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Roddy McDowall ranks 1,166 out of 7,765Before him are Glenn Hughes (1951), Albert Hammond (1944), Claude Bowes-Lyon, 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne (1855), Mary Leakey (1913), Emily Davison (1872), and Sophie, Countess of Wessex (1965). After him are Eddie the Eagle (1963), Johannes de Sacrobosco (1195), Bob Paisley (1919), James Lind (1716), Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1375), and Frank Lloyd (1886).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Roddy McDowall ranks 151Before him are Emily Blunt (1983), Edward Gordon Craig (1872), Marty Feldman (1934), Rosamund Pike (1979), Idris Elba (1972), and Paul Scofield (1922). After him are Stephen Fry (1957), Greer Garson (1904), Alan Bates (1934), Guy Pearce (1967), Clive Owen (1964), and David Warner (1941).

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