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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 7,980,966 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Brian Dennehy is the 440th most popular actor (down from 381st in 2019), the 840th most popular biography from United States (down from 743rd in 2019) and the 225th most popular American Actor.

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

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  • 8.0M

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  • 63.36

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  • 39

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  • 4.17

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  • 3.92

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Brian Dennehy ranks 440 out of 9,996Before him are Sean Bean, Nebahat Çehre, James Cromwell, James Earl Jones, Maria Schell, and Javier Bardem. After him are Larry Hagman, Mickey Rooney, Lillian Gish, Jayne Mansfield, Stéphane Audran, and Danielle Darrieux.

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Among people born in 1938, Brian Dennehy ranks 50Before him are Michael Rockefeller, Frederick Forsyth, David Irving, Viktor Chernomyrdin, Jiří Menzel, and Raymond Carver. After him are Ian Stewart, Lynn Margulis, Tomas Lindahl, César Luis Menotti, István Szabó, and Manuel Santana. Among people deceased in 2020, Brian Dennehy ranks 35Before him are Arthur Ashkin, Lee Teng-hui, Kenzō Takada, Qasem Soleimani, Oliver E. Williamson, and Jiří Menzel. After him are Lee Kun-hee, Mary Higgins Clark, Dmitry Yazov, Rob Rensenbrink, Little Richard, and George Steiner.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brian Dennehy ranks 840 out of 18,182Before him are Raymond Carver (1938), James Cromwell (1940), James Earl Jones (1931), Robert Hofstadter (1915), Ike Turner (1931), and Joe DiMaggio (1914). After him are John Franklin Enders (1897), Larry Hagman (1931), George Minot (1885), Mickey Rooney (1920), Lillian Gish (1893), and Ritchie Valens (1941).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Brian Dennehy ranks 225Before him are Ginger Rogers (1911), Kris Jenner (1955), Melanie Griffith (1957), Ed O'Neill (1946), James Cromwell (1940), and James Earl Jones (1931). After him are Larry Hagman (1931), Mickey Rooney (1920), Lillian Gish (1893), Jayne Mansfield (1933), Alan Arkin (1934), and Bill Bixby (1934).

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