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 2,096,103 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Ruth Gordon is the 1,171st most popular actor (down from 921st in 2019), the 2,154th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,771st in 2019) and the 578th most popular American Actor.

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  • 66.52

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  • 36

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  • 2.98

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  • 4.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Ruth Gordon ranks 1,171 out of 10,030Before her are Jennifer Jason Leigh, Victor McLaglen, Barbara Bouchet, Agnes Moorehead, Victor Mature, and Jared Harris. After her are Michael Jeter, Pietro Germi, Tomas Milian, Corinne Cléry, François Périer, and Dick York.

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Among people born in 1896, Ruth Gordon ranks 80Before her are Henri de Lubac, Mark W. Clark, Ville Ritola, Otto Hofmann, Agustín Muñoz Grandes, and Wilhelm Ackermann. After her are Aspasia Manos, Boris Skossyreff, Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff, Pavel Alexandrov, Iona Yakir, and Ludwik Fleck. Among people deceased in 1985, Ruth Gordon ranks 57Before her are Herbert Bayer, Ricky Nelson, Axel Springer, Louise Brooks, Wellington Koo, and Philly Joe Jones. After her are Nicolas Frantz, Denis de Rougemont, David Purley, Macfarlane Burnet, Helmuth Plessner, and Karl-Adolf Hollidt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ruth Gordon ranks 2,154 out of 15,968Before her are Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962), Ron Paul (1935), Michael P. Anderson (1959), Fredric Jameson (1934), Agnes Moorehead (1900), and Victor Mature (1913). After her are Richard Kuklinski (1935), John Grinder (1940), Stevie Nicks (1948), Michael Jeter (1952), Wes Anderson (1969), and George Strait (1952).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ruth Gordon ranks 578Before her are Robert Ryan (1909), William Petersen (1953), Kate Capshaw (1953), Jennifer Jason Leigh (1962), Agnes Moorehead (1900), and Victor Mature (1913). After her are Michael Jeter (1952), Dick York (1928), Cloris Leachman (1926), Wilford Brimley (1934), Michael Massee (1952), and Vera Farmiga (1973).

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