1944 - 1986

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Michel Gérard Joseph Colucci (French: [miʃɛl ʒeʁaʁ ʒɔzɛf kɔlytʃi], Italian: [koˈluttʃi]; 28 October 1944 – 19 June 1986), better known under his stage name Coluche (IPA: [kɔlyʃ]), was a French stage comedian and cinema actor. He adopted Coluche as a stage name at age 26, when he began his entertainment career. He became known for his irreverent attitude towards politics and the establishment, and he incorporated this into much of his material. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Coluche has received more than 315,948 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Coluche is the 916th most popular actor (down from 871st in 2019), the 1,587th most popular biography from France (up from 1,595th in 2019) and the 75th most popular French Actor.

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  • 67.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.45

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Coluche ranks 916 out of 10,030Before him are Elke Sommer, Audrey Tautou, James Gandolfini, Kurt Gerron, Danny Kaye, and Jean-Claude Pascal. After him are Türkan Şoray, Denholm Elliott, Helen Hayes, Elisabeth Shue, Isabel Sarli, and Edward Gordon Craig.

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Among people born in 1944, Coluche ranks 107Before him are Erwin Neher, Chico Buarque, Patrick Depailler, Kiri Te Kanawa, Sondra Locke, and Daniel Pennac. After him are Sam Elliott, Patrice Chéreau, Andris Bērziņš, John Entwistle, Michelle Phillips, and Jan-Michael Vincent. Among people deceased in 1986, Coluche ranks 61Before him are Juan Rulfo, Theodor Busse, Gunnar Björnstrand, Megumu Tamura, Marcel Dassault, and Altiero Spinelli. After him are Gabdulkhay Akhatov, Ernst Neufert, Lilli Palmer, Alfredo Binda, Sterling Hayden, and Hermann Gmeiner.

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In France

Among people born in France, Coluche ranks 1,587 out of 5,234Before him are Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (1640), André Courrèges (1923), Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie (1929), Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811), Philibert I, Duke of Savoy (1465), and Jean-Claude Pascal (1927). After him are Édouard Roche (1820), Austen Henry Layard (1817), Pierre Drieu La Rochelle (1893), Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836), Marie Anne de Mailly (1717), and Bertha of Burgundy (901).

Among ACTORS In France

Among actors born in France, Coluche ranks 75Before him are Arletty (1898), Nathalie Baye (1948), Claude Jade (1948), Emmanuelle Béart (1963), Audrey Tautou (1976), and Jean-Claude Pascal (1927). After him are Jean Dujardin (1972), Michel Serrault (1928), Capucine (1928), Adrienne Lecouvreur (1692), Suzy Delair (1917), and Emmanuelle Seigner (1966).

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