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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 and decorated Marine Corps officer and an Office of Strategic Services' agent during World War II. 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 2,607,653 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Sterling Hayden is the 871st most popular actor (up from 1,150th in 2019), the 1,597th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,121st in 2019) and the 423rd most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Sterling Hayden ranks 871 out of 9,996Before him are Robert Hardy, Emmanuelle Béart, Najwa Nimri, Michael Madsen, Stephen Chow, and Michael Rooker. After him are Macaulay Culkin, Ralph Bellamy, Helen McCrory, Dolores del Río, Brigitte Helm, and Lou Ferrigno.

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Among people born in 1916, Sterling Hayden ranks 58Before him are Alberto Ginastera, Consuelo Velázquez, Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Glenn Ford, Richard Fleischer, and Henri Dutilleux. After him are Lilian, Princess of Réthy, Léo Ferré, Walt Whitman Rostow, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, Georg Henrik von Wright, and Rafael Caldera. Among people deceased in 1986, Sterling Hayden ranks 55Before him are Heinrich Lehmann-Willenbrock, J. Allen Hynek, Theodor Busse, Nikolay Semyonov, Ray Milland, and Gunnar Björnstrand. After him are Juan Rulfo, Gusztáv Sebes, Raimundo Orsi, Altiero Spinelli, Marcel Dassault, and Lilli Palmer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sterling Hayden ranks 1,597 out of 18,182Before him are Steve McCurry (1950), Vincent du Vigneaud (1901), R. L. Stine (1943), Chyna (1969), Ed White (1930), and Cy Twombly (1928). After him are Macaulay Culkin (1980), Ralph Bellamy (1904), Raoul Walsh (1887), Elijah Muhammad (1897), Lou Ferrigno (1951), and Robert Patrick (1958).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Sterling Hayden ranks 423Before him are John Saxon (1935), Diane Lane (1965), James Gandolfini (1961), George C. Scott (1927), Michael Madsen (1957), and Michael Rooker (1955). After him are Macaulay Culkin (1980), Ralph Bellamy (1904), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Robert Patrick (1958), River Phoenix (1970), and Chadwick Boseman (1977).

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