Sterling Hayden

1916 - 1986

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Sterling Walter Hayden (born Sterling Relyea Walter; March 26, 1916 – May 23, 1986) was an American actor, author, sailor, model and Marine. A leading man for most of his career, he specialized in Westerns and film noir throughout the 1950s, in films such as John Huston's The Asphalt Jungle (1950), Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar (1954), and Stanley Kubrick's The Killing (1956). He became noted for supporting roles in the 1960s, perhaps most memorably as General Jack D. Ripper in Kubrick's Dr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sterling Hayden has received more than 3,338,019 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Sterling Hayden is the 1,017th most popular actor (down from 868th in 2019), the 1,783rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,597th in 2019) and the 484th most popular American Actor.

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  • 4.45

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Among actors, Sterling Hayden ranks 1,017 out of 13,578Before him are Tony Leung Chiu-wai, Helene Weigel, Sessue Hayakawa, Donna Reed, Kabir Bedi, and Ian Somerhalder. After him are Mary McDonnell, Djimon Hounsou, Lena Olin, Chadwick Boseman, Sydney Chaplin, and Clara Bow.

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Among people born in 1916, Sterling Hayden ranks 66Before him are Kristján Eldjárn, Richard Fleischer, Carl Johan Bernadotte, Georg Henrik von Wright, Michael Gough, and Hassan Gouled Aptidon. After him are Ernst Wilimowski, Léo Ferré, Luis Corvalán, Bernard Blier, Betty Grable, and Zein Al-Sharaf Talal. Among people deceased in 1986, Sterling Hayden ranks 60Before him are Gusztáv Sebes, Lilli Palmer, Marcel Dassault, Raymond Loewy, Ferdinand Daučík, and Donna Reed. After him are Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, Omar Ali Saifuddien III, Jorge Alessandri, Gunnar Björnstrand, Alfredo Binda, and Bernard Malamud.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sterling Hayden ranks 1,783 out of 20,380Before him are Frank Wilczek (1951), Asa Gray (1810), Robert J. Flaherty (1884), Ian Somerhalder (1978), Spiro Agnew (1918), and Johnny Kitagawa (1931). After him are Clark L. Hull (1884), William Walker (1824), Mary McDonnell (1952), Frank Oppenheimer (1912), Gregg Popovich (1949), and James Oliver Curwood (1878).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Sterling Hayden ranks 484Before him are Madeleine Stowe (1958), June Carter Cash (1929), Paul Michael Glaser (1943), Eva Mendes (1974), Donna Reed (1921), and Ian Somerhalder (1978). After him are Mary McDonnell (1952), Chadwick Boseman (1977), Clara Bow (1905), Elizabeth Montgomery (1933), Jim Caviezel (1968), and Bill Pullman (1953).

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