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Thelma Ritter

1902 - 1969

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Thelma Ritter (February 14, 1902 – February 5, 1969) was an American character actress with a strong New York accent who took working-class roles. She received a Tony Award and six Academy award nominations, more than any other actress in the category. Ritter received six nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performances in All About Eve (1950), The Mating Season (1951), With a Song in My Heart (1952), Pickup on South Street (1953), Pillow Talk (1959), and Birdman of Alcatraz (1962). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thelma Ritter has received more than 1,636,534 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Thelma Ritter is the 1,452nd most popular actor (up from 1,879th in 2019), the 2,512th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,247th in 2019) and the 707th most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Thelma Ritter ranks 1,452 out of 9,996Before her are Jacques Charrier, David Hemmings, Margot Kidder, Jane Darwell, Robert Culp, and Dean Cain. After her are James Faulkner, Barbara Valentin, Rob Schneider, Jim Carter, Marcia Gay Harden, and Paul Rudd.

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Among people born in 1902, Thelma Ritter ranks 97Before her are Jayaprakash Narayan, Wifredo Lam, Hans von Dohnanyi, George Gaylord Simpson, Charan Singh, and Albert Forster. After her are Shigeyoshi Suzuki, Nicolás Guillén, Nordahl Grieg, Alexander Mach, Darryl F. Zanuck, and Jean Rey. Among people deceased in 1969, Thelma Ritter ranks 73Before her are Lucien Bianchi, Ramón Grau, Vesto Slipher, Kimon Georgiev, Meher Baba, and Duke Adolf Friedrich of Mecklenburg. After her are Jeffrey Hunter, Adolfo López Mateos, Coleman Hawkins, Carlos Marighella, Peter van Eyck, and Max Weinreich.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thelma Ritter ranks 2,512 out of 18,182Before her are Will Ferrell (1967), Anne Sexton (1928), Frances Arnold (1956), Jane Darwell (1879), Robert Culp (1930), and Dean Cain (1966). After her are Dorothea Tanning (1910), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), James Dwight Dana (1813), Ken Mattingly (1936), Rob Schneider (1963), and Aldrich Ames (1941).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Thelma Ritter ranks 707Before her are Sean Young (1959), Susan Flannery (1939), Will Ferrell (1967), Jane Darwell (1879), Robert Culp (1930), and Dean Cain (1966). After her are Rob Schneider (1963), Marcia Gay Harden (1959), Paul Rudd (1969), George Hamilton (1939), Kelly Bishop (1944), and Katie Holmes (1978).

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