Andy Kaufman

1949 - 1984

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Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (; January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American actor, singer, professional wrestler and performance artist. While often called a comedian, Kaufman preferred to describe 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 9,786,569 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Andy Kaufman is the 15th most popular comedian (up from 16th in 2019), the 1,815th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,047th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Comedian.

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  • 43

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  • 3.53

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  • 4.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among comedians, Andy Kaufman ranks 15 out of 90Before him are Chevy Chase, George Carlin, Bob Newhart, Bob Hope, Simon Pegg, and Joan Rivers. After him are Richard Pryor, Henry Winkler, Ricky Gervais, Don Rickles, Lucille Ball, and Bob Odenkirk.

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Among people born in 1949, Andy Kaufman ranks 82Before him are Kurmanbek Bakiyev, Miuccia Prada, Geezer Butler, Alan García, Paloma Picasso, and Twiggy. After him are Annie Leibovitz, Elizabeth George, Mick Taylor, Zoia Ceaușescu, Ken Wilber, and Lasse Virén. Among people deceased in 1984, Andy Kaufman ranks 53Before him are Enrico Berlinguer, Tito Gobbi, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Kevin A. Lynch, Pierre Gemayel, and Stanislaw Ulam. After him are Yigael Yadin, Kim Sung-gan, Raoul Salan, Motoo Tatsuhara, Mark W. Clark, and Branko Ćopić.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Andy Kaufman ranks 1,815 out of 15,968Before him are Jim Garrison (1921), Kanye West (1977), Christina Aguilera (1980), Philip José Farmer (1918), Leonard Bloomfield (1887), and Allan Kaprow (1927). After him are Robert Benton (1932), William F. Sharpe (1934), John Harvey Kellogg (1852), Wolfgang Kapp (1858), Michael Dudikoff (1954), and James L. Brooks (1940).

Among COMEDIANS In United States

Among comedians born in United States, Andy Kaufman ranks 13Before him are Ellen DeGeneres (1958), Dick Van Dyke (1925), Chevy Chase (1943), George Carlin (1937), Bob Newhart (1929), and Joan Rivers (1933). After him are Richard Pryor (1940), Henry Winkler (1945), Don Rickles (1926), Lucille Ball (1911), Bob Odenkirk (1962), and Chris Rock (1965).

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