Andy Kaufman

1949 - 1984

Andy Kaufman

Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (; January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American comedian, entertainer, actor, wrestler, and performance artist. While often called a comedian, Kaufman described himself instead as a "song and dance man". He has sometimes been called an "anti-comedian". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andy Kaufman has received more than 8,231,510 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,129th most popular comedian.

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  • 8.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 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 16 out of 8Before him are Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, Chevy Chase, Simon Pegg, Don Rickles, and Joan Rivers. After him are Lucille Ball, Richard Pryor, Melissa McCarthy, Henry Winkler, Harpo Marx, and Ronald Golias.

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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 14Before him are Adam Sandler (1966), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Bob Newhart (1929), Chevy Chase (1943), Don Rickles (1926), and Joan Rivers (1933). After him are Lucille Ball (1911), Richard Pryor (1940), Melissa McCarthy (1970), Henry Winkler (1945), Harpo Marx (1888), and Chris Rock (1965).