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Basil Rathbone

1892 - 1967

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Philip St. John Basil Rathbone MC (13 June 1892 – 21 July 1967) was a South African-born English actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Basil Rathbone has received more than 2,625,412 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Basil Rathbone is the 1,113th most popular actor (up from 1,318th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from South Africa (up from 36th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular South African Actor.

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  • 39

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  • 3.11

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  • 4.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Basil Rathbone ranks 1,113 out of 9,996Before him are Hugh Griffith, Lyudmila Gurchenko, Nino Manfredi, Tom Hulce, Tony Leung Chiu-wai, and Joan Plowright. After him are Robert Ryan, John Nettles, Andy Whitfield, Scott Adkins, Martin Kove, and Marika Rökk.

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Among people born in 1892, Basil Rathbone ranks 80Before him are Kang Pan-sok, Richard Neutra, César Vallejo, Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev, Thomas Mitchell, and Reinhold Niebuhr. After him are Mikhail Gurevich, Jack L. Warner, Walther Nehring, Rashid Ali al-Gaylani, Agnes Smedley, and Paul Abraham. Among people deceased in 1967, Basil Rathbone ranks 70Before him are Günther Blumentritt, Dorothy Parker, Woody Guthrie, Primo Carnera, Géza Lakatos, and Roger B. Chaffee. After him are George Kelly, Marcel Aymé, Walter A. Shewhart, Stanisław Sosabowski, Walter Weiß, and Langston Hughes.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Basil Rathbone ranks 32 out of 374Before him are Jan Smuts (1870), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), Seymour Papert (1928), D. F. Malan (1874), Peter Abrahams (1919), and Abba Eban (1915). After him are Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), Kevin Carter (1960), André Brink (1935), Arnold Vosloo (1962), Angelique Rockas (1951), and Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826).

Among ACTORS In South Africa

Among actors born in South Africa, Basil Rathbone ranks 2Before him are Charlize Theron (1975). After him are Arnold Vosloo (1962), Angelique Rockas (1951), Glynis Johns (1923), Alice Krige (1954), Cyril Cusack (1910), Cecil Kellaway (1890), Lesley-Ann Brandt (1981), Sharlto Copley (1973), John Kani (1943), and Janet Suzman (1939).

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