Bubba Smith

1945 - 2011

Bubba Smith

Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith (February 28, 1945 – August 3, 2011) was an American professional football player, who starred as a defensive end in both college and the NFL before becoming an actor following his retirement from the sport. Smith first came into prominence at Michigan State University, where he twice earned All-American honors on the Spartans football team. He had a major role in a 10–10 tie with Notre Dame in 1966 that was billed as "The Game of the Century." He is one of only six players to have his jersey number retired by the program. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bubba Smith has received more than 1,855,011 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 486th most popular actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.9M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.77

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.41

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.57

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Bubba Smith ranks 482 out of 8,832Before him are Jeremy Renner, Woody Harrelson, La Belle Otero, Matthew McConaughey, Courteney Cox, and Kevin Kline. After him are Mary Pickford, Jürgen Prochnow, Naomi Watts, Bill Nighy, Cantinflas, and Ali MacGraw.

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Among people born in 1945, Bubba Smith ranks 42Before him are Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Tom Selleck, Jacky Ickx, Itzhak Perlman, Steve Martin, and Adly Mansour. After him are Jacqueline du Pré, Richard Thaler, Roger Glover, Keith Jarrett, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, and Laurent Gbagbo. Among people deceased in 2011, Bubba Smith ranks 38Before him are Lucian Freud, Norman Foster Ramsey Jr., Diana Wynne Jones, Baruj Benacerraf, Lynn Margulis, and Alberto Granado. After him are Herbert A. Hauptman, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Tomislav Ivić, Michael Gough, Zdeněk Miler, and Ralph M. Steinman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Bubba Smith ranks 977 out of 12,171Before him are Don King (1931), Alan J. Heeger (1936), Kris Kristofferson (1936), Chester Bennington (1976), Kevin Kline (1947), and Chris Isaak (1956). After him are Dred Scott (1795), Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794), Wallace Carothers (1896), Irving Stone (1903), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), and Michael Moore (1954).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Bubba Smith ranks 255Before him are Loie Fuller (1862), Jeremy Renner (1971), Woody Harrelson (1961), Matthew McConaughey (1969), Courteney Cox (1964), and Kevin Kline (1947). After him are Ali MacGraw (1939), George Kennedy (1925), Forest Whitaker (1961), Powers Boothe (1948), Scott Wilson (1942), and Richard Barthelmess (1895).