Theda Bara

1885 - 1955

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Theda Bara ( THEE-də BARR-ə; born Theodosia Burr Goodman; July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress.Bara was one of the more popular actresses of the silent era and one of cinema's early sex symbols. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theda Bara has received more than 893,161 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Theda Bara is the 909th most popular actor (down from 832nd in 2019), the 1,698th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,631st in 2019) and the 450th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Theda Bara ranks 909 out of 10,030Before her are Lou Ferrigno, Emmanuelle Béart, Sondra Locke, Inger Nilsson, Sacha Guitry, and Alan Ladd. After her are Bekim Fehmiu, Elke Sommer, Audrey Tautou, James Gandolfini, Kurt Gerron, and Danny Kaye.

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Among people born in 1885, Theda Bara ranks 58Before her are Clementine Churchill, Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Kato Svanidze, Egon Kisch, Per Albin Hansson, and Sacha Guitry. After her are Viktor Schauberger, Bess Truman, Harlow Shapley, André Lhote, Jules Pascin, and Alois Hudal. Among people deceased in 1955, Theda Bara ranks 42Before her are Princess Clémentine of Belgium, John Mott, Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Léon Werth, Garegin Nzhdeh, and Pierre Levegh. After her are Henri Delaunay, Max Pechstein, Manuel Ávila Camacho, Otto Braun, Arthur Tansley, and Archduchess Margarethe Klementine of Austria.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Theda Bara ranks 1,698 out of 15,968Before her are Arthur Ashe (1943), Don Rosa (1951), Paul Desmond (1924), Alan Ladd (1913), George Roy Hill (1921), and Frank Borman (1928). After her are Eugene Fama (1939), Benjamin Bloom (1913), Thomas Tew (1649), Alfred Newman (1900), Anthony Kiedis (1962), and Robert Trujillo (1964).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Theda Bara ranks 450Before her are Richard S. Castellano (1933), Annette Bening (1958), Stanley Tucci (1960), Lou Ferrigno (1951), Sondra Locke (1944), and Alan Ladd (1913). After her are James Gandolfini (1961), Danny Kaye (1911), Helen Hayes (1900), Elisabeth Shue (1963), Sam Elliott (1944), and Tony Shalhoub (1953).

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