William C. deMille

1878 - 1955

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William Churchill deMille (July 25, 1878 – March 5, 1955), also spelled de Mille or De Mille, was an American screenwriter and film director from the silent film era through the early 1930s. He was also a noted playwright prior to moving into film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William C. deMille has received more than 120,340 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). William C. deMille is the 989th most popular film director (down from 890th in 2019), the 6,760th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,023rd in 2019) and the 260th most popular American Film Director.

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Among film directors, William C. deMille ranks 989 out of 1,580Before him are Andre DeToth, Erika Lust, Richard Williams, Hideo Nakata, James Gray, and Peter Berg. After him are Candida Royalle, Jack Bender, Ruben Östlund, Roger Planchon, Barry Ackroyd, and Jon Turteltaub.

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Among people born in 1878, William C. deMille ranks 165Before him are Louise Dresser, Henry B. Walthall, Karel van de Woestijne, Joel Stebbins, František Janda-Suk, and John Rimmer. After him are Peter Kemp, Zofka Kveder, Muriel Robb, Charles Tate Regan, Edith Hannam, and John Masefield. Among people deceased in 1955, William C. deMille ranks 114Before him are Arturo Coddou, Edwin Barclay, Clemente Biondetti, James P. Johnson, Constantin Argetoianu, and František Janda-Suk. After him are Major Ritchie, Nick Winter, Alexei Ivanovich Abrikosov, Herman Steiner, Martha Norelius, and John Hodiak.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William C. deMille ranks 6,760 out of 15,968Before him are Arthur Laffer (1940), James Gray (1969), Lee Smolin (1955), Yokozuna (1966), Brian Hyland (1943), and Peter Berg (1962). After him are Amina Wadud (1952), Candida Royalle (1950), Gary Lockwood (1937), Betty Carter (1929), Seth Gilliam (1968), and Leonard Mlodinow (1954).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, William C. deMille ranks 260Before him are Archie Mayo (1891), Ted Wilde (1889), Noah Baumbach (1969), Zalman King (1941), James Gray (1969), and Peter Berg (1962). After him are Candida Royalle (1950), Jack Bender (1949), Jon Turteltaub (1963), Lewis Teague (1938), Douglas Trumbull (1942), and Dominic Sena (1949).