Andy Kaufman

1949 - 1984

Andy Kaufman

Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (; January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor, writer, wrestler and performance artist. While often called a comedian, Kaufman described himself instead as a "song and dance man". He disdained telling jokes and engaging in comedy as it was traditionally understood, once saying in a rare introspective interview, "I am not a comic, I have never told a joke. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andy Kaufman has received more than 7,977,816 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,129th most popular comedian.

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  • 8.0M

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  • 54.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.96

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.89

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Andy Kaufman ranks 11 out of 8Before him are George Carlin, Ellen DeGeneres, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, Don Rickles, and Joan Rivers. After him are Richard Pryor, Harpo Marx, Ronald Golias, Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais, and Jerry Seinfeld.

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Among people born in 1949, Andy Kaufman ranks 98Before him are Patrick Duffy, Alan Menken, Annie Leibovitz, Trương Tấn Sang, Mick Taylor, and Bo Xilai. After him are Quini, Manuel Marín, Alain Finkielkraut, Ward Cunningham, Klaus Fischer, and Peter Agre. Among people deceased in 1984, Andy Kaufman ranks 60Before him are George Gallup, Mark W. Clark, Motoo Tatsuhara, Richard Brautigan, Chaïm Perelman, and George Gaylord Simpson. After him are Eduardo De Filippo, Josyf Slipyj, Pierre Gemayel, Kevin A. Lynch, Richard Basehart, and Jerzy Popiełuszko.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Andy Kaufman ranks 2,047 out of 12,171Before him are Gia Carangi (1960), Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), Emilio Estevez (1962), Joan Allen (1956), Bill Conti (1942), and Jessica Alba (1981). After him are John Harvey Kellogg (1852), Robby Krieger (1946), Matthew Broderick (1962), Gerry Mulligan (1927), Victor French (null), and Robert Monroe (1915).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Andy Kaufman ranks 10Before him are Steve Martin (1945), George Carlin (1937), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Bob Newhart (1929), Don Rickles (1926), and Joan Rivers (1933). After him are Richard Pryor (1940), Harpo Marx (1888), Chris Rock (1965), Jerry Seinfeld (1954), Jonathan Winters (1925), and Garry Shandling (1949).