Caroll Spinney

1933 - 2019

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Caroll Edwin Spinney (December 26, 1933 – December 8, 2019) was an American puppeteer, cartoonist, author, artist and speaker, most famous for playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street from its inception in 1969 until 2018. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caroll Spinney has received more than 1,321,941 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Caroll Spinney is the 6,858th most popular actor (down from 6,754th in 2019).

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  • 1.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 52.89

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.59

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Caroll Spinney ranks 6,858 out of 10,030Before him are Thomas Gomez, Monte Blue, Tom Laughlin, Hitomi, Erin Daniels, and Cláudia Ohana. After him are Sarah Gadon, Tony Curran, David O'Hara, Anja Kling, Chen, and Eason Chan.

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Among people born in 1933, Caroll Spinney ranks 400Before him are Peter Broadbent, John Cannon, Craig L. Thomas, David McCullough, Patricia Blair, and John Hopfield. After him are Annie Easley, Bobby Smith, Bobby Helms, Floyd Cramer, Lou Adler, and Bob Bennett. Among people deceased in 2019, Caroll Spinney ranks 451Before him are Marieke Vervoort, Pablo Larios, Ted Burgin, Djimrangar Dadnadji, Juan José Muñante, and Ram Jethmalani. After him are John Conyers, Sprent Dabwido, Red Kelly, Robert Hunter, Mike Troy, and István Szívós.

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