Benny Hill

1924 - 1992

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Alfred Hawthorne "Benny" Hill (21 January 1924 – 20 April 1992) was an English comedian. He is remembered for his television programme, The Benny Hill Show, an amalgam of slapstick, burlesque and double entendre in a format that included live comedy and filmed segments, with Hill at the focus of almost every segment. Hill was a prominent figure in British television for several decades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benny Hill has received more than 5,766,149 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Benny Hill is the 269th most popular actor (down from 225th in 2019), the 358th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 314th in 2019) and the 45th most popular British Actor.

Benny Hill is most famous for his comedy sketches and songs.

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  • 5.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 66.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Benny Hill ranks 269 out of 13,578Before him are Talia Shire, Giuliano Gemma, Colin Firth, John Cazale, Jean Seberg, and Nancy Reagan. After him are Virna Lisi, David Carradine, George Lazenby, Kathy Bates, Silvana Mangano, and Michael Landon.

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Among people born in 1924, Benny Hill ranks 21Before him are Benoit Mandelbrot, Lauren Bacall, Sergei Parajanov, Paul Feyerabend, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and Maurice Jarre. After him are Georges Charpak, Jovanka Broz, Ramiz Alia, Willard Boyle, Roger Guillemin, and Robert Solow. Among people deceased in 1992, Benny Hill ranks 16Before him are Astor Piazzolla, Mikhail Tal, Olivier Messiaen, Giovanni Falcone, John Cage, and Barbara McClintock. After him are Anthony Perkins, Ernst Happel, Li Xiannian, Satyajit Ray, Paolo Borsellino, and Daniel Bovet.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Benny Hill ranks 358 out of 8,785Before him are Prince Andrew, Duke of York (1960), Thomas Paine (1737), Emma Thompson (1959), Richard Wright (1943), Christopher Nolan (1970), and Colin Firth (1960). After him are Philip Larkin (1922), Anthony Burgess (1917), Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Joseph Merrick (1862), Theresa May (1956), and Arthur Balfour (1848).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Benny Hill ranks 45Before him are Ian McShane (1942), Malcolm McDowell (1943), Angela Lansbury (1925), Alan Bates (1934), Emma Thompson (1959), and Colin Firth (1960). After him are Hugh Grant (1960), Kenneth Branagh (1960), Ian Holm (1931), Daniel Craig (1968), Bob Hoskins (1942), and Sam Neill (1947).

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