Benny Hill

1924 - 1992

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Alfred Hawthorne "Benny" Hill (21 January 1924 – 20 April 1992) was an English actor, comedian, singer and writer. 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 4,243,416 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Benny Hill is the 240th most popular actor (down from 176th in 2019), the 347th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 294th in 2019) and the 38th most popular British Actor.

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

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  • 4.2M

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  • 74.72

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  • 47

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  • 6.08

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  • 3.88

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Among actors, Benny Hill ranks 240 out of 10,030Before him are Liv Ullmann, James Coburn, Kim Basinger, Ian McShane, Roy Scheider, and Mickey Rourke. After him are Marcel Marceau, Paul Hogan, John Cazale, Faye Dunaway, Alec Guinness, and Errol Flynn.

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Among people born in 1924, Benny Hill ranks 20Before him are Benoit Mandelbrot, Jacques Le Goff, Black Dahlia, Lauren Bacall, Paul Feyerabend, and Ramiz Alia. After him are Maurice Jarre, Henry Mancini, Sergei Parajanov, Lys Assia, Sidney Lumet, and Mário Soares. Among people deceased in 1992, Benny Hill ranks 16Before him are Francis Bacon, Mikhail Tal, Olivier Messiaen, Anthony Perkins, Giovanni Falcone, and Barbara McClintock. After him are Jan Oort, Ernst Happel, Li Xiannian, Aribert Heim, Félix Guattari, and Peyo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Benny Hill ranks 347 out of 6,924Before him are Ian McShane (1942), Arthur Eddington (1882), Harold Pinter (1930), Thomas Paine (1737), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), and John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650). After him are John Wesley (1703), Anne Neville (1456), Theresa May (1956), Halford Mackinder (1861), Alec Douglas-Home (1903), and Alec Guinness (1914).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Benny Hill ranks 38Before him are Patrick Stewart (1940), Jeremy Irons (1948), Angela Lansbury (1925), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Malcolm McDowell (1943), and Ian McShane (1942). After him are Alec Guinness (1914), Peter Sellers (1925), David Niven (1910), Hugh Grant (1960), Albert Finney (1936), and Ralph Fiennes (1962).

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