Sue Lyon

1946 - 2019

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Suellyn Lyon (July 10, 1946 – December 26, 2019) was an American actress who is most famous today for playing Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita in Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film adaptation of Nabokov's eponymous novel, for which she was awarded a Golden Globe. Lyon's early career flourished with appearances in such high-profile films as John Huston's The Night of the Iguana (1964), John Ford's 7 Women (1966), the Frank Sinatra detective film Tony Rome (1967), and the George C. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sue Lyon has received more than 2,686,759 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Sue Lyon is the 1,647th most popular actor (down from 1,477th in 2019), the 2,736th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,542nd in 2019) and the 769th most popular American Actor.

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  • 55.56

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  • 33

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  • 3.47

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  • 3.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Sue Lyon ranks 1,647 out of 13,578Before her are Billy Drago, Perry King, Massimo Girotti, Geneviève Page, Michael Nouri, and Paul Guilfoyle. After her are Marta Eggerth, Patrick Wilson, Cheech Marin, Deep Roy, Na Moon-hee, and Ed Asner.

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Among people born in 1946, Sue Lyon ranks 206Before her are Stephen Rea, Sven Nordqvist, Colin Burgess, Krister Henriksson, Henryk Kasperczak, and Jim Kelly. After her are Cheech Marin, Ahmad Zahir, Renaud Camus, Udo Lindenberg, Ahmad al-Tayyeb, and Duane Allman. Among people deceased in 2019, Sue Lyon ranks 133Before her are Judith Kerr, Waldo Machado, Klaus Kinkel, John Havlicek, Billy Drago, and Kevin Roche. After her are Peter Lindbergh, Machiko Kyō, Václav Vorlíček, Jean Vanier, Harold Bloom, and Carmen Argenziano.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sue Lyon ranks 2,736 out of 20,380Before her are J. P. Guilford (1897), Bobby McFerrin (1950), Aldrich Ames (1941), Michael Nouri (1945), Don Henley (1947), and Paul Guilfoyle (1949). After her are Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), David Berkowitz (1953), Daniel Ellsberg (1931), Samuel R. Delany (1942), Patrick Wilson (1973), and Vitas Gerulaitis (1954).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Sue Lyon ranks 769Before her are Jo Van Fleet (1915), Nichelle Nichols (1932), Billy Drago (1945), Perry King (1948), Michael Nouri (1945), and Paul Guilfoyle (1949). After her are Patrick Wilson (1973), Cheech Marin (1946), Ed Asner (1929), John Savage (1949), Melissa Gilbert (1964), and Paul Reubens (1952).

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