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Walter Lantz

1899 - 1994

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Walter Lantz (April 27, 1899 – March 22, 1994) was an American cartoonist, animator, producer and director best known for founding Walter Lantz Productions and creating Woody Woodpecker. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Lantz has received more than 512,148 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Walter Lantz is the 314th most popular film director (down from 308th in 2019), the 2,058th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,044th in 2019) and the 92nd most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, Walter Lantz ranks 314 out of 1,581Before him are Frank Borzage, Satoshi Kon, Sergiu Nicolaescu, Jack L. Warner, Giuseppe De Santis, and John Frankenheimer. After him are Sam Mendes, Sven Nykvist, Paolo Sorrentino, Menahem Golan, Claude Sautet, and Jiří Trnka.

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Among people born in 1899, Walter Lantz ranks 72Before him are Nadezhda Mandelstam, Fritz Bayerlein, Hans Jeschonnek, Raoul Salan, Princess Margaretha of Sweden, and Hayato Ikeda. After him are Michał Kalecki, Adam Rainer, Ida Kamińska, Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, Alma Reville, and Pavel Haas. Among people deceased in 1994, Walter Lantz ranks 79Before him are Jacques Ellul, Nikolai Ogarkov, Howard Martin Temin, Yevgeny Leonov, Johannes Steinhoff, and Jean Borotra. After him are Tengiz Abuladze, Ken Noritake, Kevin Carter, Federica Montseny, Jérôme Lejeune, and Golo Mann.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Walter Lantz ranks 2,058 out of 18,182Before him are David Berkowitz (1953), Mary Anderson (1862), Jack Kemp (1935), Fred Rogers (1928), Othniel Charles Marsh (1831), and P. G. T. Beauregard (1818). After him are Gabe Newell (1962), Brendan Fraser (1968), Joey Ramone (1951), Jack Nicklaus (1940), Armand Assante (1949), and Paul Wolfowitz (1943).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Walter Lantz ranks 92Before him are Henry King (1886), John Landis (1950), Jim Henson (1936), King Vidor (1894), Frank Borzage (1894), and John Frankenheimer (1930). After him are Saul Bass (1920), Jerome Robbins (1918), Ub Iwerks (1901), Edward Zwick (1952), Samuel Fuller (1912), and Russ Meyer (1922).