Ben Gazzara

1930 - 2012

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Biagio Anthony "Ben" Gazzara (August 28, 1930 – February 3, 2012) was an American actor and director of film, stage, and television. He received numerous accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a Drama Desk Award, in addition to nominations for three Golden Globe Awards and three Tony Awards. Born to Italian immigrants in New York City, Gazzara studied at The New School and began his professional career with the Actors Studio, of which he was a lifelong member. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ben Gazzara has received more than 3,669,976 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Ben Gazzara is the 740th most popular actor (down from 736th in 2019), the 1,343rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,365th in 2019) and the 359th most popular American Actor.

Ben Gazzara is most famous for his work in the 1960s and 1970s. He was known for his roles in the films "The Big Lebowski" and "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie."

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  • 3.7M

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  • 60.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.71

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ben Gazzaras by language

Over the past year Ben Gazzara has had the most page views in the with 553,863 views, followed by Italian (75,857), and French (35,419). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (99.64%), West Frisian (95.57%), and Latvian (64.36%)


Among actors, Ben Gazzara ranks 740 out of 13,578Before him are Lionel Logue, Eric Roberts, Daniela Bianchi, Adam West, Richard Farnsworth, and Herbert Lom. After him are Ugo Tognazzi, Jean-Louis Barrault, Adolfo Celi, Anthony Mann, Robin Wright, and Antonella Lualdi.

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Among people born in 1930, Ben Gazzara ranks 79Before him are Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma, Sonia Rykiel, James Irwin, Gérard Genette, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, and Richard Donner. After him are Luce Irigaray, Thomas Williams, Michel Serres, Walter Bonatti, William C. Campbell, and Pavel Popovich. Among people deceased in 2012, Ben Gazzara ranks 58Before him are Dave Brubeck, Sergio Oliva, Eduard Khil, Chadli Bendjedid, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, and Herbert Lom. After him are Norman Schwarzkopf Jr., Etta James, Chavela Vargas, Rodney King, Helmut Haller, and Bingu wa Mutharika.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ben Gazzara ranks 1,343 out of 20,380Before him are Madam C. J. Walker (1867), Britney Spears (1981), Adam West (1928), Richard Farnsworth (1920), Richard Donner (1930), and John Foster Dulles (1888). After him are Kris Kristofferson (1936), John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960), Anthony Mann (1906), Robin Wright (1966), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), and Anne Rice (1941).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Ben Gazzara ranks 359Before him are James Spader (1960), Mark Ruffalo (1967), J. K. Simmons (1955), Eric Roberts (1956), Adam West (1928), and Richard Farnsworth (1920). After him are Anthony Mann (1906), Robin Wright (1966), Cybill Shepherd (1950), Tyler Perry (1969), Martin Balsam (1919), and Kelly Lynch (1959).

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