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Charles Laughton

1899 - 1962

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Charles Laughton (1 July 1899 – 15 December 1962) was a British actor. He was trained in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and first appeared professionally on the stage in 1926. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Laughton has received more than 2,900,458 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Charles Laughton is the 620th most popular actor (down from 374th in 2019), the 773rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 538th in 2019) and the 96th most popular British Actor.

Charles Laughton was a British actor who was most famous for playing Quasimodo in the 1939 film The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

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  • 61.30

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  • 58

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  • 3.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Charles Laughton ranks 620 out of 9,996Before him are Kabir Bedi, Mr. T, Michael Chekhov, Robert Knepper, Karlheinz Böhm, and Lance Henriksen. After him are Marlène Jobert, Marcheline Bertrand, Capucine, James Cagney, Eleonora Duse, and James Brolin.

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Among people born in 1899, Charles Laughton ranks 40Before him are Ferhat Abbas, Georg von Békésy, Emma Morano, Bronislav Kaminski, Lucio Fontana, and Chang Myon. After him are James Cagney, Suzanne Lenglen, Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Ludwig Guttmann, Kazi Nazrul Islam, and Louis Chiron. Among people deceased in 1962, Charles Laughton ranks 32Before him are Bruno Walter, Joseph Berchtold, Ronald Fisher, Alfred Cortot, Hans Lammers, and Georgios Papanikolaou. After him are Jacques Ibert, Hanns Eisler, Gabriele Münter, Killing of Peter Fechter, Archduke Joseph August of Austria, and Eiji Yoshikawa.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charles Laughton ranks 773 out of 7,765Before him are Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861), Kenny Dalglish (1951), Charles Spurgeon (1834), Bryan Ferry (1945), James Gregory (1638), and E. M. Forster (1879). After him are William Lassell (1799), Henry Fielding (1707), John of Salisbury (1110), Frederick Fleet (1887), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), and James Macpherson (1736).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Charles Laughton ranks 96Before him are Pat Hitchcock (1928), Margaret Rutherford (1892), Derek Jacobi (1938), Boris Karloff (1887), Terence Stamp (1938), and Tim Roth (1961). After him are Imelda Staunton (1956), John Gielgud (1904), Wentworth Miller (1972), David McCallum (1933), Rex Harrison (1908), and Peter Finch (1916).

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