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Burt Reynolds

1936 - 2018

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Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018) was an American actor and director, considered a sex symbol and icon of 1970s American popular culture.Reynolds first rose to prominence when he starred in television series such as Gunsmoke (1962–1965), Hawk (1966) and Dan August (1970–1971). Although Reynolds had leading roles in such films as Navajo Joe (1966) and 100 Rifles (1969), his breakthrough role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Burt Reynolds has received more than 25,889,638 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Burt Reynolds is the 334th most popular actor (down from 311th in 2019), the 609th most popular biography from United States (down from 599th in 2019) and the 170th most popular American Actor.

Burt Reynolds is most famous for his roles in the movies Deliverance, The Longest Yard, and Smokey and the Bandit.

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  • 26M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.27

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 60

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.50

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Burt Reynolds ranks 334 out of 9,996Before him are Michael Landon, Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Andy García, Janet Leigh, and Charles Dance. After him are Rod Steiger, Ron Perlman, Errol Flynn, Jeff Goldblum, Telly Savalas, and Robert Wagner.

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Among people born in 1936, Burt Reynolds ranks 32Before him are Glen Campbell, Jim Clark, Ismail Kadare, Aga Khan IV, Virna Lisi, and Michael Landon. After him are Buddy Holly, Tariq Aziz, Albert Finney, Roy Orbison, Margaret Hamilton, and Bill Wyman. Among people deceased in 2018, Burt Reynolds ranks 20Before him are Philip Roth, John McCain, Paul Bocuse, Isao Takahata, Stephen Hillenburg, and France Gall. After him are Peter Grünberg, Hubert de Givenchy, Billy Graham, Ursula K. Le Guin, Arto Paasilinna, and Arvid Carlsson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Burt Reynolds ranks 609 out of 18,182Before him are Louis Zamperini (1917), Sean Penn (1960), Janet Leigh (1927), Nat King Cole (1919), Marshall Warren Nirenberg (1927), and Jared Diamond (1937). After him are Theodore Dreiser (1871), William T. G. Morton (1819), Philip Zimbardo (1933), Jack Kilby (1923), Harold Lasswell (1902), and Buddy Holly (1936).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Burt Reynolds ranks 170Before him are Lon Chaney (1883), Demi Moore (1962), Michael Keaton (1951), Michael Landon (1936), Sean Penn (1960), and Janet Leigh (1927). After him are Rod Steiger (1925), Ron Perlman (1950), Jeff Goldblum (1952), Telly Savalas (1922), Robert Wagner (1930), and Raquel Welch (1940).

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