Ruth Gordon

1896 - 1985

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Ruth Gordon Jones (October 30, 1896 – August 28, 1985) was an American actress, screenwriter, and playwright. She began her career performing on Broadway at age 19. Known for her nasal voice and distinctive personality, Gordon gained international recognition and critical acclaim for film roles that continued into her 70s and 80s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruth Gordon has received more than 2,296,678 page views. Her biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Ruth Gordon is the 1,132nd most popular actor (up from 1,171st in 2019), the 2,021st most popular biography from United States (up from 2,153rd in 2019) and the 551st most popular Actor.

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  • 57.20

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  • 42

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  • 3.00

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  • 4.63

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Among actors, Ruth Gordon ranks 1,132 out of 9,996Before her are Megan Fox, Jamie Foxx, David Thewlis, James Whitmore, Blythe Danner, and Laura Gemser. After her are Ashley Judd, Christine Baranski, Renée Simonot, Gunnel Lindblom, Ted Danson, and Michael Ironside.

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Among people born in 1896, Ruth Gordon ranks 79Before her are Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Mark W. Clark, Salim Ali, Agustín Muñoz Grandes, and Tadj ol-Molouk. After her are Hinrich Lohse, Mao Dun, Pavel Alexandrov, Iona Yakir, William A. Wellman, and Ville Ritola. Among people deceased in 1985, Ruth Gordon ranks 51Before her are Jean-Marie Loret, Kim Yong-sik, Tancredo Neves, Henry Hathaway, David Byron, and Eric Voegelin. After her are Louise Brooks, Zarifa Aliyeva, Michael Redgrave, Herbert Bayer, Wellington Koo, and Birabongse Bhanudej.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ruth Gordon ranks 2,021 out of 18,182Before her are Julia Ann (1969), Howard Martin Temin (1934), James Whitmore (1921), Henry Molaison (1926), Blythe Danner (1943), and Elizabeth Bishop (1911). After her are Robert Trujillo (1964), Ashley Judd (1968), Jesse Livermore (1877), Bob Dole (1923), Christine Baranski (1952), and Scottie Pippen (1965).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ruth Gordon ranks 551Before her are Martin Kove (1946), Jim Parsons (1973), Megan Fox (1986), Jamie Foxx (1967), James Whitmore (1921), and Blythe Danner (1943). After her are Ashley Judd (1968), Christine Baranski (1952), Ted Danson (1947), Al Lettieri (1928), Mercedes McCambridge (1916), and Louise Brooks (1906).

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