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Adam West

1928 - 2017

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William West Anderson (September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017), professionally known as Adam West, was an American actor. He portrayed Batman in the 1960s ABC series of the same name and its 1966 theatrical feature film, reprising the role in other films and television shows until his retirement from live-action appearances. West began acting in films in the 1950s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adam West has received more than 9,095,828 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Adam West is the 627th most popular actor (down from 575th in 2019), the 1,149th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,066th in 2019) and the 307th most popular American Actor.

Adam West is most famous for playing Batman in the 1960s television series.

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  • 61.21

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  • 46

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  • 3.52

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  • 4.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Adam West ranks 627 out of 9,996Before him are Marlène Jobert, Marcheline Bertrand, Capucine, James Cagney, Eleonora Duse, and James Brolin. After him are Loie Fuller, Daniel Auteuil, Robert Taylor, Imelda Staunton, John Gielgud, and Hal Holbrook.

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Among people born in 1928, Adam West ranks 60Before him are Jacques Rivette, Pat Hitchcock, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Kåre Willoch, Karlheinz Böhm, and Capucine. After him are Giampiero Boniperti, James Ivory, Reynaldo Bignone, Manfred Rommel, Alan J. Pakula, and Jim Lovell. Among people deceased in 2017, Adam West ranks 56Before him are Mauno Koivisto, Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Powers Boothe, Jonathan Demme, George Andrew Olah, and Harry Dean Stanton. After him are Georges Prêtre, Giovanni Sartori, Oliver Smithies, Derek Walcott, Pierre Bergé, and Jacque Fresco.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Adam West ranks 1,149 out of 18,182Before him are James Cagney (1899), Paul D. Boyer (1918), Sylvia Earle (1935), Neil Diamond (1941), James Brolin (1940), and Sonny Liston (1932). After him are Daniel Keyes (1927), Loie Fuller (1862), Don Siegel (1912), George H. Hitchings (1905), William Gibson (1948), and Andre Agassi (1970).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Adam West ranks 307Before him are Mr. T (1952), Robert Knepper (1959), Lance Henriksen (1940), Marcheline Bertrand (1950), James Cagney (1899), and James Brolin (1940). After him are Loie Fuller (1862), Robert Taylor (1911), Hal Holbrook (1925), Bill Pullman (1953), Val Kilmer (1959), and Scarlett Johansson (1984).

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