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Christopher Lee

1922 - 2015

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Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee (27 May 1922 – 7 June 2015) was an English actor and singer. In a long career spanning more than 60 years, Lee often portrayed villains, and appeared as Count Dracula in seven Hammer Horror films, ultimately playing the role nine times. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christopher Lee has received more than 15,348,156 page views. His biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia. Christopher Lee is the 70th most popular actor (down from 51st in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 96th in 2019) and the 13th most popular British Actor.

Christopher Lee is most famous for his role as Count Dracula in the Hammer Horror films.

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  • 73.45

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  • 99

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.53

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Christopher Lee ranks 70 out of 9,996Before him are Kirk Douglas, Vin Diesel, Bruce Willis, Cary Grant, Jon Voight, and Steven Seagal. After him are John Wayne, Judy Garland, Michael Caine, Steve McQueen, Will Smith, and Johnny Depp.

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Among people born in 1922, Christopher Lee ranks 6Before him are José Saramago, Stan Lee, Yitzhak Rabin, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Thomas Kuhn. After him are Judy Garland, Norodom Sihanouk, Ava Gardner, Pierre Cardin, Erich Hartmann, and Franjo Tuđman. Among people deceased in 2015, Christopher Lee ranks 8Before him are A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Lee Kuan Yew, Günter Grass, Omar Sharif, Demis Roussos, and Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. After him are Terry Pratchett, Tomas Tranströmer, Helmut Schmidt, B.B. King, Anita Ekberg, and Lemmy.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Christopher Lee ranks 129 out of 7,765Before him are Lady Godiva (990), Blackbeard (1680), Robert the Bruce (1274), William Gilbert (1544), Cary Grant (1904), and Paul Dirac (1902). After him are Joseph Priestley (1733), Michael Caine (1933), Henry Purcell (1659), T. E. Lawrence (1888), Olav V of Norway (1903), and George Boole (1815).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Christopher Lee ranks 13Before him are Alan Rickman (1946), Ian McKellen (1939), Liam Neeson (1952), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Rowan Atkinson (1955), and Cary Grant (1904). After him are Michael Caine (1933), Judi Dench (1934), Charlotte Rampling (1946), Jason Statham (1967), Helen Mirren (1945), and Ben Kingsley (1943).

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