William Dieterle

1893 - 1972

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William Dieterle (July 15, 1893 – December 9, 1972) was a German-born actor and film director who emigrated to the United States in 1930 to leave a worsening political situation. He worked in Hollywood primarily as a director for much of his career, becoming a United States citizen in 1937. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Dieterle has received more than 131,805 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). William Dieterle is the 1,019th most popular actor (down from 874th in 2019), the 1,536th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,366th in 2019) and the 25th most popular German Actor.

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Among actors, William Dieterle ranks 1,019 out of 10,030Before him are Emily Watson, Edward James Olmos, John Turturro, Michael Biehn, Capucine, and Drew Barrymore. After him are Billy Zane, Dorothy Malone, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Linda Lee Cadwell, Andy Lau, and Djimon Hounsou.

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Among people born in 1893, William Dieterle ranks 61Before him are Roy O. Disney, Hans Scharoun, Ivan Panfilov, Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, Mário de Andrade, and Kurt Huber. After him are Ernst Öpik, Clemens Krauss, Federico Mompou, Dorothy L. Sayers, Carl Værnet, and Wilhelm Zaisser. Among people deceased in 1972, William Dieterle ranks 52Before him are Harlow Shapley, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Henry de Montherlant, Natalie Clifford Barney, Bronislava Nijinska, and Jules Romains. After him are Watchman Nee, Martiros Saryan, Ghassan Kanafani, Mahalia Jackson, Lester B. Pearson, and Eugène Tisserant.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, William Dieterle ranks 1,536 out of 5,289Before him are Carl Loewe (1796), Franz Xaver Messerschmidt (1736), Johann Nepomuk Maelzel (1772), Wolf Biermann (1936), George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1484), and Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg (1744). After him are John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (1455), Princess Elisabeth of Prussia (1815), Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1818), Lothar-Günther Buchheim (1918), Heinrich Geißler (1814), and Adolf Heusinger (1897).

Among ACTORS In Germany

Among actors born in Germany, William Dieterle ranks 25Before him are Elke Sommer (1940), Kurt Gerron (1897), Til Schweiger (1963), Michael Fassbender (1977), Gottfried John (1942), and Brigitte Helm (1906). After him are Karin Dor (1938), Max Schreck (1879), Christiane F. (1962), Karin Schubert (1944), Lilli Palmer (1914), and Anne Wiazemsky (1947).

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