Barry Fitzgerald

1888 - 1961

Barry Fitzgerald

William Joseph Shields (10 March 1888 – 14 January 1961), known professionally as Barry Fitzgerald, was an Irish stage, film and television actor. In a career spanning almost forty years, he appeared in such notable films as Bringing Up Baby (1938), The Long Voyage Home (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), Going My Way (1944), None but the Lonely Heart (1944) and The Quiet Man (1952). For Going My Way (1944), he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was simultaneously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barry Fitzgerald has received more than 638,063 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,014th most popular actor.

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  • 46.60

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.68

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Television and Movie Roles

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Among actors, Barry Fitzgerald ranks 2,989 out of 8,832Before him are Kristen Bell, Corinna Harfouch, Maria Ouspenskaya, Fay Bainter, Zooey Deschanel, and Jack Oakie. After him are David Morrissey, Josiane Balasko, Bérénice Bejo, Kenneth Mars, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Vyjayanthimala Bali.

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Among people born in 1888, Barry Fitzgerald ranks 132Before him are Edith Evans, Ralph Hartley, Charles Winslow, Gladys Cooper, Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, and Ferdinand Bie. After him are Anna Q. Nilsson, Eduardo Santos, José Eustasio Rivera, Roger Ducret, Juan Antonio Ríos, and Carlo Oriani. Among people deceased in 1961, Barry Fitzgerald ranks 104Before him are Marion Davies, Ion Barbu, Boris Vilkitsky, Alberto Chividini, Eliseo Mouriño, and Ferdinand Bie. After him are Grigory Levenfish, Joseph Orbeli, Olav Bjaaland, Joseph M. Schenck, Jānis Endzelīns, and Beals Wright.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Barry Fitzgerald ranks 157 out of 366Before him are Maeve Binchy (1939), Colm Meaney (1953), Dorothea Jordan (1761), John Philip Holland (1840), Seán T. O'Kelly (1882), and Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852). After him are Adomnán (624), Ronnie Drew (1934), Sean Kelly (1956), Joshua Pim (1869), Garret FitzGerald (1926), and J. B. Bury (1861).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, Barry Fitzgerald ranks 24Before him are Fionnula Flanagan (1941), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977), Dan O'Herlihy (1919), Brenda Fricker (1945), Colm Meaney (1953), and Dorothea Jordan (1761). After him are Richard Todd (1919), Fiona Shaw (1958), Jason O'Mara (1972), Geraldine Fitzgerald (1913), Domhnall Gleeson (1983), and Patrick Bergin (1951).