Van Heflin

1908 - 1971

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Emmett Evan "Van" Heflin Jr. (December 13, 1908 – July 23, 1971) was an American theatre, radio and film actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Van Heflin has received more than 1,347,731 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Van Heflin is the 1,255th most popular actor (down from 1,168th in 2019), the 2,290th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,154th in 2019) and the 622nd most popular American Actor.

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Among actors, Van Heflin ranks 1,255 out of 10,030Before him are Ellen Barkin, Kabir Bedi, Machiko Kyō, Eddie Fisher, Alan Dale, and Leslie Caron. After him are Carolyn Jones, Olympia Dukakis, Sam Rockwell, Rupert Everett, Alain Cuny, and James Tolkan.

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Among people born in 1908, Van Heflin ranks 88Before him are Pablo Dorado, Louis, Prince of Hesse and by Rhine, Eduard Roschmann, Fritz Witt, Rómulo Betancourt, and Salo Flohr. After him are Alain Cuny, Aurelio Peccei, Peg Entwistle, Françoise Dolto, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, and Nicholas Kaldor. Among people deceased in 1971, Van Heflin ranks 55Before him are Helene Weigel, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov, Shigeyoshi Suzuki, John Boyd Orr, and Leslie White. After him are Ub Iwerks, Dean Acheson, Dita Parlo, T. V. Soong, Viktor Patsayev, and John W. Campbell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Van Heflin ranks 2,290 out of 15,968Before him are George Wallace (1919), Ellen Barkin (1954), P. G. T. Beauregard (1818), Eddie Fisher (1928), Karen Carpenter (1950), and Ellison Onizuka (1946). After him are Carolyn Jones (1930), Olympia Dukakis (1931), Eazy-E (1964), John G. Thompson (1932), Sam Rockwell (1968), and Bernard Malamud (1914).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Van Heflin ranks 622Before him are George Segal (1934), Patricia Arquette (1968), Ernie Hudson (1945), Vic Morrow (1929), Ellen Barkin (1954), and Eddie Fisher (1928). After him are Carolyn Jones (1930), Olympia Dukakis (1931), Sam Rockwell (1968), James Tolkan (1931), Piper Laurie (1932), and Stockard Channing (1944).

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