Brian Dennehy

1938 - 2020

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Brian Manion Dennehy (; July 9, 1938 – April 15, 2020) was an American actor of stage, television, and film. He won two Tony Awards, an Olivier Award, and a Golden Globe, and received six Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Dennehy had roles in over 180 films and in many television and stage productions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian Dennehy has received more than 9,045,152 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Brian Dennehy is the 588th most popular actor (down from 438th in 2019), the 1,076th most popular biography from United States (down from 840th in 2019) and the 285th most popular American Actor.

Brian Dennehy is most famous for his role as the protagonist, Willy Loman, in the play Death of a Salesman.

Memorability Metrics

  • 9.0M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.14

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.16

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Brian Dennehies by language

Over the past year Brian Dennehy has had the most page views in the with 949,341 views, followed by German (109,756), and Spanish (78,802). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Volapük (154.63%), Simple English (78.40%), and Irish (40.04%)


Among actors, Brian Dennehy ranks 588 out of 13,578Before him are Luise Rainer, Michael Chekhov, Claude Jade, Deborah Kerr, Michelle Phillips, and Steve Carell. After him are David Caruso, Jude Law, John Heard, Marion Cotillard, Piper Laurie, and Wesley Snipes.

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Among people born in 1938, Brian Dennehy ranks 58Before him are Viktor Chernomyrdin, Frederick Forsyth, Issey Miyake, Lynn Margulis, Oliver Reed, and Joyce Carol Oates. After him are Marcello Gandini, István Szabó, Dean Reed, Bounnhang Vorachith, Ed Lauter, and Jerry West. Among people deceased in 2020, Brian Dennehy ranks 54Before him are Philip Warren Anderson, Kim Ki-duk, Buck Henry, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, and Joel Schumacher. After him are George Steiner, Ken Hensley, Mary Higgins Clark, Little Richard, Mamadou Tandja, and Abdul Halim Khaddam.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brian Dennehy ranks 1,076 out of 20,380Before him are Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Joel Schumacher (1939), Dred Scott (1795), Hilary Putnam (1926), Michelle Phillips (1944), and Steve Carell (1962). After him are Percival Lowell (1855), David Caruso (1956), Joseph Erlanger (1874), Timothy McVeigh (1968), John Heard (1946), and John Vincent Atanasoff (1903).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Brian Dennehy ranks 285Before him are Lance Henriksen (1940), Gary Sinise (1955), Ed O'Neill (1946), Groucho Marx (1890), Michelle Phillips (1944), and Steve Carell (1962). After him are David Caruso (1956), John Heard (1946), Piper Laurie (1932), Wesley Snipes (1962), David Soul (1943), and Brendan Fraser (1968).

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